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n. pl. stem·ma·ta (stĕm′ə-tə) or stem·mas
1. A scroll recording the genealogy of an ancient Roman family; a family tree.
2. A record or diagram showing the relationships of the manuscripts of a literary work.
3. A simple eye present in certain insect larvae.

[Latin stemma, stemmat-, from Greek, garland, from stephein, to encircle.]


(Heraldry) a family tree; pedigree
[C19: via Latin from Greek stemma garland, wreath, from stephein to crown, wreathe]


(oʊˈsɛl əs)

n., pl. o•cel•li (oʊˈsɛl aɪ)
1. the simple eye of many invertebrates, consisting of retinal cells, pigments, and nerve fibers.
2. an eyelike spot, as on a peacock feather.
[1810–20; < Latin: little eye, diminutive of oculus eye; see -elle]
o•cel′lar, adj.
oc•el•lat•ed (ˈɒs əˌleɪ tɪd, oʊˈsɛl eɪ tɪd) oc•el•late (ˈɒs əˌleɪt, oʊˈsɛl ɪt, -eɪt) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stemma - a tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work
tree diagram, tree - a figure that branches from a single root; "genealogical tree"
2.stemma - the descendants of one individualstemma - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, family line, sept, folk, family - people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
side - a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his father's side"
family tree, genealogy - successive generations of kin
3.stemma - an eye having a single lens
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
ommatidium - any of the numerous small cone-shaped eyes that make up the compound eyes of some arthropods
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Meanwhile in 2018 Stemma Management plans to complete the reconstruction of an old administrative building on the former site of Klaipedos Kranai (Verslo Biurai 103) and offer about 2,500 square metres of retail and office premises to the market.
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The stemma of the Te Deum and Jubilate in D Major presents a different set of issues, and Laurie and Wood here for the first time sort out the important distinctions between the early manuscript sources and the 1697 printed edition, the latter part of the efforts of Frances Purcell, Henry's widow, to market her late husband's works to an interested public.
155 in the Uppsala University Library, including a stemma that illustrates the links between the originals and the main copy books that is extremely useful for anyone who wants to navigate through this material.
El rastreo de las retraducciones entre lenguas, de las refundiciones y su compleja filiacion permiten construir un completo stemma de cada una de las obras, desde los arquetipos probables hasta sus versiones extremas en los siglos XV-XVIII, permitiendo alzar una verdadera cartografia (diatopica y a la vez diacronica) europea.
Dividido en tres apartados principales, el tomo esta compuesto por un "estudio introductorio" realizado por Alma Mejia Gonzalez (13-28), un apartado "bibliometrico" (29-51) y el texto de la pieza dramatica (63-160), estos ultimos a cargo de George Peale, quien no deja de agradecer a otros estudiosos del teatro aurisecular su delicada e inteligente colaboracion para proporcionar un stemma codicum segun el analisis minucioso de la historia de la transmision textual.
Eine umfangreiche Bibliographic, ein ausfuhrlicher Index und vier Landkarten sowie ein Stemma erschliefien das aufierst wichtige Werk.
Rather than constructing a textual stemma, the analysis views each manuscript version of the Short Chronicle as a distinct entity that has been customised and amended.
More importantly, Supomo does not specify which manual of textual criticism informed the compilation of the stemma and the editorial approach; the result is somewhat idiosyncratic, standing midway between an 'eclectic' and 'stemmatic' approach.
Di questo avviso saranno stati i Barberini, specialmente papa Urbano VIII, perche, ricostruendo una buona parte della citta, ricoprirono gli spazi disponibili con gli sciami delle loro api, con i trigoni degli insetti assurti a stemma, a insegna di famiglia.
Il faut tenir compte du stemma conseille par Tyssens, qui met en valeur les variantes dans C surtout (p.