Stemma meaning

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A scroll recording the genealogy of an ancient Roman family; a family tree.
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A record or diagram showing the relationships of the manuscripts of a literary work.
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A simple eye present in certain insect larvae.
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A record or diagram showing the connections between manuscripts of a given literary work.
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A family tree or recorded genealogy.
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In the study of stemmatics, a diagram showing the relationship of a text to its manuscripts.
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One of the types of simple eyes in arthropods.
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Origin of stemma

  • Latin stemma stemmat- from Greek garland from stephein to encircle

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