Origin of lexemefrom Classical Greek lexis, word (see lexicon) + -eme
Origin of lexemelex(icon) -eme
- (linguistics) Roughly, the set of inflected forms taken by a single word, such as the lexeme RUN including as members "run" (lemma), "running" (inflected form), or "ran", and excluding "runner" (derived term).
- (computing) an individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis (see token)
From Latin lexis, from Ancient Greek Î»ÎÎ¾Î¹Ï‚ (lÃ©xis, “word") + -eme a suffix indicating a fundamental unit in some aspect of linguistic structure. Extracted from phoneme, from Ancient Greek Ï†ÏŽÎ½Î·Î¼Î± (phÅnÄ“ma, “sound"), from Ï†Ï‰Î½ÎÏ‰ (phÅneÅ, “to sound"), from Ï†Ï‰Î½Î® (phÅnÄ“, “sound").