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Definitions and meaning of em

em

Etymology 1

The typographic em is named after the metal type for the capital M in early printing, whose body was square (the printed letter M is almost never one em in width).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĕm, IPA(key): /ɛm/
  • Rhymes: -ɛm

Noun

em (plural ems)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M.
  2. (typography) A unit of measurement equal to the height of the type in use.
    Synonyms: quad, em quad, mutton, mut
Derived terms
  • emcee
  • em dash
  • em space
  • em quad
Translations

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) letter; a, bee, cee, dee, e, ef, gee, aitch, i, jay, kay, el, em, en, o, pee, cue, ar, ess, tee, u, vee, double-u, ex, wye, zee / zed

Etymology 2

Determiner

em

  1. Alternative form of 'em

Etymology 3

Coined by Christine M. Elverson by removing the "th" from them, perhaps influenced by the pre-existing em/'em, now often perceived as apheretic forms of them (though originally unrelated).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛm/

Pronoun

em (third-person singular, gender-neutral, objective case, reflexive emself, possessive adjective eir, possessive pronoun eirs)

  1. (rare) A gender-neutral third-person singular object pronoun, the objective case of ey, equivalent to the singular them and coordinate with him and her.
Synonyms
  • see Appendix:English third-person singular pronouns
Derived terms
  • emself

Etymology 4

Compare um.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ(ː)m/

Interjection

em

  1. (Scotland, Ireland) a form of hesitant speech, or an expression of uncertainty; um; umm; erm
    She was going to, em... the salon, I think.

Anagrams

  • -me-, M&E, ME, Me, Me., me

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin , from Proto-Indo-European *(e)me-.

Pronoun

em (proclitic, contracted m', enclitic me, contracted enclitic 'm)

  1. me (direct or indirect object)

Declension

Related terms

  • me
  • mi
  • jo

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛm]

Noun

em n

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M.

Further reading

  • em in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • em in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Kurdish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -em

Pronoun

em (oblique me)

  1. we; us (first-person plural personal pronoun)

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /em/, [ɛ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /em/, [ɛm]

Etymology 1

Noun

em f (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter M.
Usage notes
  • Multiple Latin names for the letter M, m have been suggested. The most common is em or a syllabic m, although there is some evidence which also supports, as names for the letter, , əm, , and even (in the fourth- or fifth-century first Antinoë papyrus, which gives Greek transliterations of the Latin names of the Roman alphabet’s letters) ιμμε (imme).
Coordinate terms
  • (Latin-script letter names) littera; ā, bē, cē, dē, ē, ef, gē, hā, ī, kā, el, em, en, ō, pē, kū, er, es, tē, ū, ix / īx / ex, ȳ / ī graeca / ȳpsīlon, zēta

Etymology 2

Interjection

em

  1. of wonder or emphasis, there!

References

  • em in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • em in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • em in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[4], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), especially pages 30–31, 42–44, and 63

Latvian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɛm]

Noun

em m (invariable)

  1. The Latvian name of the Latin script letter M/m.

See also

  • Latvian letter names:
    a (A), garais ā (Ā), (B), (C), čē (Č), (D), e (E), garais ē (Ē), ef (F), (G), ģē (Ģ), (H), i (I), garais ī (Ī), (J), (K), ķē (Ķ), el (L), (Ļ), em (M), en (N), (Ņ), o (O), (P), er (R), es (S), (Š), (T), u (U), garais ū (Ū), (V), (Z), žē (Ž)

Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /em/, [əm]

Pronoun

em

  1. Reduced form of him

Declension


Marshallese

Pronunciation

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [ɛmʲ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /jɛmʲ/
  • Bender phonemes: {yem}

Alternative forms

  • im
  • -m

Conjunction

em

  1. and

References

  • Marshallese–English Online Dictionary

Middle English

Pronoun

em

  1. Alternative form of hem

References

  • “hem, (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 12 June 2018.

Old Frisian

Noun

ēm m

  1. an uncle, mother's brother

Inflection


Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *immi ("am"; a form of the verb *wesaną (to be; dwell)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésmi (I am, I exist). Cognate with English am, Gothic 𐌹𐌼 (im, am), Latin sum (am), Ancient Greek εἰμί (eimí), Albanian jam (I am), Sanskrit अस्मि (ásmi), Latvian esmu ((I) am), esam (we are).

Verb

em

  1. I am, first-person of vera (meaning "to be")

Derived terms

  • emk

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese en, from Latin in (in), from Proto-Italic *en, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in). Doublet of in.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ̃j̃/
    • Homophone: hem
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ẽj̃/, /ĩ/
    • Homophone: hein

Preposition

em

  1. in; inside; within (contained by)
  2. on; on top of (located just above the surface of)
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix, Rocco, page 417:
      Então o sorriso reapareceu em seu rosto [...]
      Then the smile reappeared on his face [...]
  3. in; at (located in a location)
  4. in (part of; a member of)
  5. in; into; inside (towards the inside of)
  6. indicates the target of an action
  7. in (pertaining to the particular thing)
  8. in (immediately after a period of time)
  9. in; during (within a period of time)
  10. at; in (in a state of)
  11. in (indicates means, medium, format, genre or instrumentality)
  12. in (indicates a language, script, tone etc. of writing, speaking etc.)
  13. in (wearing)
  14. (slang) indicates that the object deserves a given punishment

Quotations

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:em.

Synonyms

  • (inside): dentro de
  • (on): sobre, em cima de
  • (part of): parte de
  • (into): para dentro de
  • (immediately after): logo depois/após
  • (during): consoante, durante
  • (wearing): de, vestido de, vestindo

Usage notes

When followed by an article, a pronoun, a demonstrative pronoun or adjective, em is combined with the next word to give the following combined forms:


Scots

Verb

em

  1. (South Scots) emphatic first-person singular simple present of ti be

See also

  • er
  • es
  • im

Swedish

Alternative forms

  • em.
  • e.m.
  • e. m.

Noun

em

  1. pm (indicating hours in the afternoon); Abbreviation of eftermiddagen.

Usage notes

  • Since the 1960s, Sweden primarily uses the 24 hour clock, making am/pm abbreviations unnecessary and less common

Antonyms

  • fm

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English him.

Pronoun

em

  1. The third person singular pronoun refers to a person or thing other than the speaker or the person being spoken to. Pronouns in Tok Pisin are not inflected for different cases.

Derived terms

  • em tasol

Related terms

  • -im

See also


Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From English him.

Pronoun

em

  1. he/she/it (third-person singular pronoun)

Veps

Verb

em

  1. first-person plural present of ei

Vietnamese

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *ʔɛːm, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *(sʔ)iəm; cognate with Pacoh a-em (younger sibling).

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɛm˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɛm˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɛm˧˧]

Noun

em • (俺, 㛪, 腌)

  1. younger sibling

Derived terms

  • em trai (younger brother)
  • em gái (younger sister)

Pronoun

em • (俺, 㛪, 腌)

  1. (familiar) I/me, someone who's presumably a little younger than you, or old enough relative to you to be your younger sibling
  2. I/me, your student who's younger than you
  3. (familiar) you, someone who's presumably a little younger than me, or old enough relative to me to be my younger sibling
  4. you, my student who's younger than me

Synonyms

  • (in teacher-student relationship): con

Adjective

em • (俺, 㛪, 腌)

  1. small; smaller

See also

  • anh
  • chị

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛm/

Noun

em f (plural emiau)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M.

Mutation

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) llythyren; a, bi, ec, èch, di, èdd, e, èf, èff, èg, eng, aetsh, i/i dot, je, ce, el, èll, em, en, o, pi, ffi, ciw, er, rhi, ès, ti, èth, u/u bedol, fi, w, ecs, y, sèd (Category: cy:Latin letter names)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a unit of measurement in printing.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)