Origin of limen
First recorded in 1890–95, limen is from the Latin word līmen
- a muddy lagoon, marsh, or lake near the mouth of a river behind part of the delta and more or less protected from open water by a barrier or spit.
- an area of mud or silt deposited near the mouth of a river.
Origin of liman
1855–60; < Russian limán estuary, coastal salt lake < Turkish or Crimean Tatar < Medieval Greek liménion, liménas (compare Greek limḗn harbor)
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- The threshold of a physiological or psychological response.
- The external opening of a canal; an entrance.
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