seme

noun
\ ˈsēm How to pronounce seme (audio) \

Definition of seme

1 : a linguistic sign
2 : any of the basic components of the meaning of a morpheme

First Known Use of seme

circa 1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for seme

Greek sēma sign

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The first known use of seme was circa 1866

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“Seme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seme. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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