American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A scroll recording the genealogy of an ancient Roman family; a family tree.
- n. The genealogy of the manuscripts of a literary work.
- n. A small, circular, simple eye present in various insect larvae.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A family tree, or pedigree; specifically, such a pedigree made more or less decorative with heraldic or other ornaments; also, pedigree in general; order of descent; family: as, a man of the stemma of the Cecils.
- n. The simple as distinguished from the compound eye of an invertebrate; an ocellus: always sessile and immovable.
- n. One of the facets or corneules of a compound eye.
- n. In entomology, the tubercle from which an antenna arises.
- n. A family tree or recorded genealogy
- n. In the study of stemmatics, a diagram showing the relationship of a text to its manuscripts
- n. One of the types of simple eyes in arthropods
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of the ocelli of an insect. See ocellus.
- n. One of the facets of a compound eye of any arthropod.
- n. an eye having a single lens
- n. the descendants of one individual
- n. a tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work
- Latin stemma, stemmat-, from Greek, garland, from stephein, to encircle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A carved "stemma," or coat of arms, over a side-door was all the parsonage had to show, and no trace of the fresco was anywhere discernible.”
“(Left: Canon Missae with the Arms of Pius IX; Right: Dalmatic with Barque of Peter, Papal Arms and personal papal arms of Pius XII woven into the fabric) (The stemma of Pope Urban VIII embroidered onto the chasuble, with the distinctive element of his arms woven into the fabric)”
“Mrs Caterpillar slithered closer to the door, peeping through the peephole with her stemma.”
“This modern critical edition of the Baraita de-Niddah includes, in addition to an introduction, analysis and stemma, also a complete translation of the text in French.”
“Please delete the image “stemma zucchini” from his blog.”
“If this is the case, a stemma of these documents might appear as follows:”
“The established device to represent such dependencies was, of course, the genealogical tree, or stemma.”
“-- De Cassii Dionis libris manuscriptis (with author's stemma).”
Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6) An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek during the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinus, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus: and Now Presented in English Form
“Standing in the arcade on the side of the "quad" opposite the entrance, if one looks on the ceiling immediately above the capital of the second column to the left there is seen the stemma which appears as tailpiece to this chapter, put up by a young Englishman, William Harvey, who had been a student at Padua for four years.”
“Harvey's stemma set in the walls of the university at”
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