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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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Like Sukthankar's edition of the MBh, (54) Olivelle's edition of the Manu is an eclectic edition, for it was determined that it was not possible to arrive at a rigorously established stemma codicum.
3) Brian Parker deals with Williams's habit of revising his own work in "A Developmental Stemma for Drafts and Revisions of Tennessee Williams' Camino Real," Modern Drama 39 (1996): 331-341 (331).
Para un estudio de la transmision del texto en el siglo xvii y su stemma codicum, vease la introduccion a la edicion de Wilson (3-16).
However, informatics tools are not capable of automatically generating a stemma codicum realizing a hierarchized representation of the family relations among the witnesses of tradition.
It is Zimmerman's belief that these manuscripts and early editions need more attention and that further research could lead to a better understanding of the relationships among these versions and F, and a revision of the stemma.
Il faut tenir compte du stemma conseille par Tyssens, qui met en valeur les variantes dans C surtout (p.
The wide ranging contributions consider different facets of 13th and 14th century European art including the use of monochrome imagery in medieval painting, a possible Colonna family stemma in the Church of Santa Prassede in Rome, Duccio and devotion to the Virgin's foot in early Sienese painting, and devotional imagery and the Franciscan spirituals in Romagna and the Marche.
Mark Spackman, prosecuting, said that they had entered into an agreement with a firm called Stemma Legal Services, based in Upper Killay, Swansea.
The stemma has disappeared but is shown in a photograph published in Armando Schiavo, Monumenti di Pienza (Milan: Alfieri and Lacroix, 1942), 94.
But instead of simply naming them, he describes them as something removed and unfamiliar: "Port' 'i cazuni con 'u stemma areto" (Porti i calzoni con uno stemma di dietro).
However, each stemma lacks a corneal (cuticular) lens on the surface exterior to its internal sensory pigmented components.
Del Puppo re-examines the value of descripti, manuscripts clearly derived from other manuscripts, which, as copies, can be ruled out in a philological stemma.