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Meaning of em- by Wiktionary Dictionary

em-


    Preposition

    em-

    1. The form taken by en- as it assimilates place of articulation before labial consonants ( b, m and p ) .

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    'em

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/04/12 17:54 UTC Version )

    Etymology

    Earlier hem, from Old English him, heom, originally a dative plural form but in Middle English coming to serve as an accusative plural as well .

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: əm, IPA: /əm/, /m̩/, /ɪm/, SAMPA: /@m/

    Pronoun

    'em

    1. ( now colloquial ) Them ( typically after a preposition, or otherwise with accusative or dative force; now only in unstressed position ).

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    • 'er
    • 'im
    • 'um

    Anagrams

    • me, ME, Me .

    em

    By Wiktionary ( 2012/08/13 18:02 UTC Version )

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: ĕm, IPA: /ɛm/, X-SAMPA: /Em/
    • Rhymes: -ɛm

    Noun

    em ( plural: ems )

    1. The name of the Latin script letter M/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 .
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    • ( 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 ( Category: en:Latin letter names )

    Etymology 2

    Coined by Christine M. Elverson by removing the "th" from them, perhaps influenced by 'em .

    Pronoun

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

    1. ( neologism ) them ( singular ). Gender-neutral third-person singular object pronoun, coordinate with him and her.

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    • me, ME, Me .



Definition of em- by GCIDE Dictionary

em-


  1. Em-. A prefix. See En-.