seme

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Greek sêma "distinguishing mark, sign, signal" — more at semantic

First Known Use

circa 1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seme was circa 1866

Dictionary Entries Near seme

Cite this Entry

“Seme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seme. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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