lemma lemma  /ˈlɛ mə/


  1. (n) a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition
  2. (n) the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae
  3. (n) the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry


  1. Arrest made in Eldred bank robbery

    State Police at Liberty announce the arrest of Kevin Lemma, age 22 of Holbrook, NY in connection with the robbery at the Jeff Bank in Eldred, NY on September 24, 2013.
    on September 30, 2013     Source: The River Reporter

  2. Lemma, Tufa, winners in half-marathon

    Fikadu Lemma and Tigist Tufa were the men's and women's winners of this year's Rock 'n' Roll Providence Half Marathon.
    on September 29, 2013     Source: WPRI Providence

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