pheme "words as grammatical units in a language," 1906, coined by U.S. philosopher C.S. Pierce (1839-1914), from Gk. pheme (see FAME (Cf. fame)).

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  • Pheme — bzw. Fama der Dresdner Kunstakademie Pheme (Φημη) ist in der griechischen Mythologie eine Gottheit. In der römischen Mythologie entspricht der Pheme die Fama. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • phème — ⇒PHÈME, subst. masc. ,,Trait phonique distinctif dans un ensemble donné de phonèmes (POTTIER Ling. gén. 1974). Un phonème, ou unité non significative minimale, est la formalisation, dans une langue donnée, d un ensemble de traits pertinents… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pheme — blas·pheme; mor·pheme; phi·los·o·pheme; pol·y·pheme; …   English syllables

  • Pheme — In Greek mythology, Pheme (Greek: Φήμη, Roman equivalent: Fama) was the personification of fame and renown, her favour being fame, her wrath being scandalous rumors. She was a daughter of Gaia, was described as she who initiates and furthers… …   Wikipedia

  • phème — blasphème graphème morphème …   Dictionnaire des rimes

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  • blas|pheme — «blas FEEM», verb, phemed, phem|ing. –v.t. 1. to speak about (God or sacred things) with abuse or contempt: »Thou didst blaspheme God and the king (I Kings 21:10). SYNONYM(S): profane. 2. to curse; revile; abuse: »They blaspheme the muse ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • mor|pheme — «MR feem», noun. Linguistics. the smallest part of a word that has meaning of its own. Morphemes may be words, prefixes, suffixes, or endings that show inflection. In the word carelessness, the morphemes are care, less, and ness. »A morpheme does …   Useful english dictionary

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