seme (adj.)

"covered with a small, constantly repeating pattern," 1560s, from Middle French semée "strewn, sprinkled," past participle of semer, from Latin seminare "to sow," from semen (genitive seminis) "seed" (see semen).

seme (n.)

in linguistics, 1866, from Greek sema "sign" (see semantic). Compare pheme, etc.

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