Crossword clues for stemma
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Stemma \Stem"ma\, n.; pl. Stemmata. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, pl. ?, a garland or chaplet.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of the ocelli of an insect. See Ocellus.
One of the facets of a compound eye of any arthropod.
n. 1 A family tree or recorded genealogy 2 In the study of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textual%20criticism%23Stemmatics, a diagram showing the relationship of a text to its manuscripts 3 One of the types of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/simple%20eyes%20in%20arthropods%23Stemmata
n. a tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work
[also: stemmata (pl)]
Stemma (plural stemmata) may refer to:
- One of the types of simple eyes in arthropods
- A family tree or recorded genealogy
- In the study of stemmatics, a diagram showing the relationship of a text to its manuscripts
- A graphical representation of the grammatical dependencies between the words in a syntactic construction --- see Tesniere
Usage examples of "stemma".
I can draw the stemma in such a way that you and your daughters are direct descendants of that Ermanareikhs who was the equal of Alexander the Great.
So have students of nature in drawing their stemmata of plants, and animals, and human beings.