Definition of Stemma

1. Noun. A tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work.

Generic synonyms: Tree, Tree Diagram



2. Noun. The descendants of one individual. "His entire lineage has been warriors"

3. Noun. An eye having a single lens.
Exact synonyms: Ocellus, Simple Eye
Generic synonyms: Eye, Oculus, Optic
Specialized synonyms: Ommatidium

Definition of Stemma

1. n. One of the ocelli of an insect. See Ocellus.

Definition of Stemma

1. Noun. A family tree or recorded genealogy ¹

2. Noun. In the study of stemmatics, a diagram showing the relationship of a text to its manuscripts ¹

3. Noun. One of the types of simple eyes in arthropods ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stemma

1. a scroll recording the genealogy of a family in ancient Rome [n -MAS or -MATA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stemma

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Literary usage of Stemma

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1. Giovanni Della Robbia by Allan Marquand (1920)
"1510. Dated. 6. Font at Cerreto Guidi. 1511. Dated. 7. stemma of Filippo ... stemma of Antonio Pazzi. S. Giovanni in Valdarno. 1525. Dated. 32. ..."

2. Papers and Proceedings by American Library Institute (1918)
"The stemma of this manuscript is hard to determine. This is true of all New Testament manuscripts, but it is more especially true of liturgical books. ..."

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