limma

noun lim·ma \ ˈlimə \

Definition of limma

plural limmata \-ətə\
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


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