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Em

English

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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: ?m, IPA(key): /?m/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -?m

Noun

em (plural ems)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M.
    The ems and ens at the beginnings and ends.
  2. (typography) A unit of measurement equal to the height of the type in use.
    Synonyms: quad, em quad, mutton, mut
Derived terms
Translations
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See also

Etymology 2

Determiner

em

  1. Alternative form of 'em

Etymology 3

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

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

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.
    • 1986 April 1, Spivak, Michael, The Joy of TeX: A Gourmet Guide to Typesetting with the AMS-TeX macro package[1], Providence: American Mathematical Society, ->ISBN, LCCN 85007506, LCC Z253.4.T47 S673 1986, page 68:
      If the author uses such notation, it should be up to Em to indicate Eir intentions clearly, but there's no harm checking first.
    • 1997, Shaviro, Steven, Doom Patrols : A Theoretical Fiction About Postmodernism, London: Serpent's Tail, ->ISBN, LCCN 9668813, page 138:
      I may become quite intimate with someone, spend hours with em every night, and yet not have the slightest idea what eir voice sounds like, or what eir RL body looks, feels, and smells like.
    • 2000, Love, Jane, "Ethics, Plugged and Unplugged: The Pegagogy of Disorderly Conduct", in Inman, James A.; Sewell, Donna N., editors, Taking flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work[2], Taylor & Francis, ->ISBN, LCC PE1414.T24 1999, page 193:
      E invites em to consider how ey represent emselves[sic], and in so doing, e focuses eir attention on the ethics that make human relations possible.
    • 2011 March 15, Edwards, RJ, "89: New Friend", in Riot Nrrd[3], retrieved 2012-10-06:
      And ultimately: I think my readers are mature enough that knowing eir assigned gender is not going to give them an "excuse" to misgender em.
Synonyms
Derived terms

Etymology 4

Compare um.

Pronunciation

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


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin m?, 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


Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

em n

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

Further reading


Kurdish

Pronunciation

Pronoun

em (oblique me)

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

Latin

Pronunciation

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, m?, ?m, m?, 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) ? (imme).
Coordinate terms

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.
    • to sully one's fair fame: vitae splendori(em) maculas(is) aspergere
  • 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

Noun

em m (invariable)

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

See also


Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

Pronoun

em

  1. Reduced form of him

Declension


Middle English

Pronoun

em

  1. Alternative form of hem

References


Old Frisian

Noun

?m m

  1. an uncle, mother's brother

Inflection


Old Norse

Etymology

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

Verb

em

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

Derived terms


Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese en, from Latin in ("in"), from Proto-Italic *en, from Proto-Indo-European *h?én ("in"). Doublet of in.

Pronunciation

Preposition

em

  1. in; inside; within (contained by)
    Estou na minha casa.
    I'm in my house.
    Encontraram umas moedas no baú.
    They found some coins inside the chest.
  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 [...]
    O livro está na mesa.
    The book is on the table.
  3. in; at (located in a location)
    Os soldados estão na Crimeia.
    The soldiers are in Crimea.
  4. in (part of; a member of)
    Só três jogadores ainda estão nesse time.
    Only three players are still in this team.
  5. in; into; inside (towards the inside of)
    A água entrou em várias casas.
    The water got into various houses.
  6. indicates the target of an action
    Quero dar um soco na tua cara.
    I want to punch you in the face.
    Mete um processo neles.
    Shove a lawsuit down their throats.
  7. in (pertaining to the particular thing)
    Ela não passou em inglês.
    She didn't pass in English.
  8. in (immediately after a period of time)
    Entraremos em contato com você em duas semanas.
    We will get in contact with you in two weeks.
  9. in; during (within a period of time)
    O jornal será publicado no dia cinco.
    The newspaper will be published on the fifth.
  10. at; in (in a state of)
    Estamos em perigo!
    We're in danger!
  11. in (indicates means, medium, format, genre or instrumentality)
    Fomos pagos em moeda estrangeira.
    We were paid in foreign currency.
  12. in (indicates a language, script, tone etc. of writing, speaking etc.)
    Li um livro em holandês.
    I read a book in Dutch.
  13. in (wearing)
    A moça em preto.
    The lady in black.
  14. (slang) indicates that the object deserves a given punishment
    Cadeia nele!
    He should be in jail! (literally: jail on him!)

Quotations

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

Synonyms

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


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


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.
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:15:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Derived terms

Related terms

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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 *:m, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *(s?)i?m; cognate with Pacoh a-em ("younger sibling").

Pronunciation

Noun

em o (?, ?, ?)

  1. younger sibling

Derived terms

Pronoun

em o (?, ?, ?)

  1. (familiar) I; me (when you speak to a person who is (presumably) not much older than you, your teacher, or if you're the female partner in a heterosexual relationship or marriage)
  2. (familiar) you (when you speak to a person who is (presumably) not much younger than you, or your student, or if you're the male partner in a heterosexual relationship or marriage)

Synonyms

  • (in teacher-student relationship): con

Adjective

em o (?, ?, ?)

  1. small; smaller

See also


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