Definition of limma
1 in ancient Greek music : a semitone in the Pythagorean scale that is less than half a whole step and is designated as the difference between a perfect fourth and two whole steps or 256/243 —called also diesis
2 [Late Greek leimma, from Greek] : a pause in Greek verse equivalent to one mora —symbol Λ, λ, ∧
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Origin and Etymology of limma
Late Latin, from Greek leimma Pythagorean semitone, remnant, from leipein to leave
First Known Use: 1694See Words from the same year
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