plural semiminims

Definition of semiminim

1 or less commonly semiminima \ "+ \ plural semiminimas [semiminima from New Latin, from Latin semi- + Medieval Latin minima minim] : a musical note in mensural notation equal to one half of a minim
2 archaic British : quarter note

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First Known Use of semiminim

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for semiminim

semi- + minim

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“Semiminim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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