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limen

Overview

This page has 16 definitions of limen with English translations in 6 languages. Limen is a noun, verb and adjective. Also define these 43 related words and terms: liminal, point, threshold, physiological, psychological, response, limar, doorstep, sill, lintel, entrance, doorway, approach, door, ingressus, ianua, initium, foris, porta, ingressio, vestibulum, abitus, house, home, abode, dwelling, beginning, commencement, primordium, principium, origo, rudimentum, exordium, finis, end, termination, glue, stick, lime, tin, sheet metal, poetic, and umbral.

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin limen (threshold).

Noun

limen (plural limens or limina)

  1. A liminal point; the threshold of a physiological or psychological response.

Anagrams


Galician

Verb

limen

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of limar
    • Limar definition
      indefinite genitive singular of limur

Latin

Etymology

Likely related to līmus (transverse, oblique), with the suffix -men. See also līmes.

Pronunciation

Noun

līmen n (genitive līminis); third declension

  1. threshold, doorstep, sill (bottom-most part of a doorway)
  2. lintel
  3. threshold, entrance, doorway, approach; door
    Synonyms: ingressus, iānua, initium, foris, porta, ingressiō, vestibulum
    Antonym: abitus
    • Door definition
      A portal of entry into a building, room, or vehicle, consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or metal. May have a handle to help open and close, a latch to hold the door closed, and a lock that ensures the door cannot be opened without the key. (1 of 8 door definitions)
    • Ianua definition
      any double-doored entrance (e.g. a domestic door or a gate to a temple or city) (1 of 2 ianua definitions)
  4. house, home, abode, dwelling
  5. beginning, commencement
    Synonyms: initium, prīmōrdium, prīncipium, orīgō, rudīmentum, exordium
    Antonym: fīnis
    • Finis definition
      The end (of a book or other work).
  6. end, termination

Declension

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative līmen līmina
Genitive līminis līminum
Dative līminī līminibus
Accusative līmen līmina
Ablative līmine līminibus
Vocative līmen līmina

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

References

  • limen”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • limen”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • limen in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • limen in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to cross the threshold: pedem limine efferre
  • limen”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • limen”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • von Wartburg, Walther (1928–2002), “līmen”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 5: J L, page 343

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From lijm +‎ -en.

Verb

limen

  1. to glue, to make stick with glue
    • Glue definition
      A hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance. (1 of 3 glue definitions)

Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: lijmen
  • Limburgish: lieme

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Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

limen m

  1. definite singular of lime

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

limen m

  1. definite singular of lime

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lǐmen/
  • Hyphenation: li‧men

Adjective

lìmen (definite lìmenī, Cyrillic spelling лѝмен)

  1. (relational) tin, sheet metal
    • Sheet Metal definition
      Metal worked into a thin, flat sheet, used widely as construction material and raw material for a multitude of industrial products. It is thicker than foil and thinner than plate.

Declension


Spanish

Etymology 1

From Latin līmen.

Noun

limen m (plural límenes)

  1. (poetic) threshold, doorstep
    Synonym: umbral
    • Umbral definition
      Of or pertaining to an umbra.

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

limen

  1. inflection of limar:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

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