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eme

[eem] /im/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
2.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English eem(e), Old English ēam; cognate with Dutch oom, German (arch.) Ohm, Oheim; akin to uncle

-eme

1.
a suffix used principally in linguistics to form nouns with the sense “significant contrastive unit,” at the level of language specified by the stem:
morpheme; tagmeme.
Origin
extracted from phoneme
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British Dictionary definitions for eme

-eme

suffix
1.
(linguistics) indicating a minimal distinctive unit of a specified type in a language: morpheme, phoneme
Word Origin
C20: via French, abstracted from phoneme
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Word Origin and History for eme

-eme

in linguistics, noted as an active suffix and word-formation element from 1953; from French -ème "unit, sound," from phonème (see phoneme).

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