# lemma

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[lem-uh]

## Origin of lemma

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1560–70; < Latin: theme, title, epigram < Greek lêmma something received, premise, akin to lambánein to take, receive, take for granted

## lemma

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[lem-uh]

## Origin of lemma

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1745–55; < Greek lémma shell, husk, akin to lépein to peel

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## Related Words for lemmata

proposition, conjecture, inference, thesis, explanation, guess, supposition, assumption, rationale, theorem, premise, interpretation, axiom, conclusion, description, headline, label, caption, rubric, legend## lemma

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## Word Origin for lemma

C16 (meaning: proposition), C17 (meaning: title, theme): via Latin from Greek: premise, from lambanein to take (for granted)

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## Word Origin for lemma

C19: from Greek: rind, from lepein to peel

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## lemma

[lĕm′ə]

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