limen

noun
li·​men | \ ˈlī-mən How to pronounce limen (audio) \

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First Known Use of limen

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for limen

Latin limin-, limen transverse beam in a door frame, threshold; probably akin to Latin limus transverse

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“Limen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limen. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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limen

noun
li·​men | \ ˈlī-mən How to pronounce limen (audio) \

Medical Definition of limen

: threshold appetites and needs…smouldering below the limen of awareness— R. M. Lindner

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