Definitions and meaning of sima
From the Ancient Greek σιμός (simós, “bent upwards”)
sima (plural simas)
- (architecture) The upturned edge of a roof which acts as a gutter; a cyma.
Blend of silicon + magnesium
- (geology) The lower layer of the earth's outer crust that underlies the sial and is rich in silica, iron, and magnesium.
- AMIs, Amis, ISAM, Isam, M'sia, MIAs, Masi, Sami, Siam, Sámi, aims, saim, siam
- a barb; a fluke
- needle (usually made from flying fox bone)
Borrowed from Proto-Germanic *saimaz (compare German Seim (“syrup”), Old Norse seimr (“honeycomb”)). The original meaning was “mead”, but the common meaning now refers to a different beverage, albeit one that is ultimately developed from mead.
- IPA(key): /ˈsimɑ/, [ˈs̠imɑ]
- Rhymes: -imɑ
- Syllabification: si‧ma
- a nonalcoholic or low-alcohol drink made from lemon, various sugars and water, common around vappu (May Day)
- (dated) mead
- Sami, Siam, amis, masi, siam
Of uncertain origin. Either derived from regional simik (“to slide”), or from a Turkic language before the times of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin (at the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries).
- IPA(key): [ˈʃimɒ]
- Hyphenation: si‧ma
- Rhymes: -mɒ
sima (comparative simább, superlative legsimább)
- smooth, sleek (having a texture that lacks friction)
- Antonym: érdes
- flat, even, smooth (of land, road or ground, lacking elevations or protuberances)
- Antonyms: hepehupás, göröngyös
- smooth (of a body of water, without ripples or waves)
- smooth (pleasant to the senses, especially of sounds or tastes)
- plain (not having any pattern, print or decoration)
- blank (of paper, without any printed grid or lines)
- Coordinate terms: négyzethálós, kockás, vonalas
- plain, regular, ordinary (out of several varieties, the basic one without anything extra)
- continuous, smooth, unbroken (of a motion, without interruption)
- (figuratively) smooth, simple, easy (without difficulty, problems or unexpected incidents)
- (knitting) knit (of a stitch, passing through the previous loop from below, creating a V-shape)
- Antonym: fordított
- sima in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
- (Banawá) sister
- 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.
- nominative feminine singular of sīmus
- nominative neuter plural of sīmus
- accusative neuter plural of sīmus
- vocative feminine singular of sīmus
- vocative neuter plural of sīmus
- ablative feminine singular of sīmus
- sima in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- sima in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
- sima in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia
- sima in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
From Proto-Germanic *sīmô (“rope, cord”), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁i- (“to tie, bind”).
- cord, rope
- Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) , “sīma”, in An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- IPA(key): /ˈsima/, [ˈsi.ma]
- Homophone: cima (non-Castilian)
sima f (plural simas)
- abyss, chasm
- Synonyms: abismo, precipicio
- “sima” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
sima (n class, plural sima)
- (dialectal) Synonym of ugali
- feather at the end of an arrow
- barb; side point on a spear or fishhook
- a kind of pot for catching fish; dip net
sima 9 (plural sima 10)
- nshima (porridge made from maize or sorghum)
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- fishing line
- Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007) , “леска”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika
- an antioxidant flavonoid found in milk thistle.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)