Eme definition

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A distinctive unit of linguistic structure.

Semanteme.

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(Scotland) Friend.
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(linguis.) A distinctive unit of language structure at a (specified) level of analysis, generally characterized as a class consisting of all the variant forms of the given unit.

The grapheme <w> consists of all the possible written forms of the letter w.

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1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.x.

Whilst they were young, Cassibalane their Eme / Was by the people chosen in their sted [...].

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Origin of eme

  • Fr -ème, unit, sound < phonème, phoneme

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • French -ème from phonème phoneme phoneme

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English eam, eme (“uncle”), from Old English ēam (“uncle”). See eam.

    From Wiktionary