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Pixley ka Isaka Seme (1882—1951) political leader in South Africa


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An elementary unit of meaning, usually a defining feature or characteristic of something. A basic description of a person as, e.g., ‘white, male, grey‐haired, clean‐shaven’ is a listing of semes. Some structuralist studies of fiction have analysed fictional characters in terms of the presence or absence of given semes. Adjective: semic.

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