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English noun: stemma

1. stemma (shape) a tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work

Broader (hypernym)tree, tree diagram

2. stemma (group) the descendants of one individual

SamplesHis entire lineage has been warriors.

Synonymsancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock

Broader (hypernym)family tree, genealogy

Narrower (hyponym)family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept, side

3. stemma (body) an eye having a single lens

Synonymsocellus, simple eye

Broader (hypernym)eye, oculus, optic

Narrower (hyponym)ommatidium

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