Ephemeron E*phem"e*ron, n.; pl. {Ephemera}. [NL. See {Ephemera}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the ephemeral flies. [1913 Webster]

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  • ephemera — (n.) late 14c., originally a medical term, from M.L. ephemera (febris) (fever) lasting a day, from fem. of ephemerus, from Gk. ephemeros lasting only one day, short lived, from epi on (see EPI (Cf. epi )) + hemerai, dat. of hemera day, from PIE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ephemera — E*phem e*ra, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a day fly, fr. ? daily, lasting but a day; ? over + ? day.] 1. (Med.) A fever of one day s continuance only. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of insects including the day flies, or ephemeral flies. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ephemera — Ephemēra, Ephemēren (Ephemerīdae), s. Eintagsfliegen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ephemera — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ items of short lived interest or usefulness, especially those that later acquire value to collectors. ORIGIN Greek, things lasting only a day …   English terms dictionary

  • ephemera — [e fem′ər ə, ifem′ər ə] n. pl. ephemeras or ephemerae [e fem′ərē΄, i fem′ərē΄] [ModL < Gr ephēmeron: see EPHEMERON] 1. MAYFLY 2. a) an ephemeral thing b) [with pl. v.] ephemeral things collectivel …   English World dictionary

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  • ephemera — [[t]ɪfe̱mərə[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT You can refer to things which last for only a short time as ephemera. [LITERARY] 2) N UNCOUNT: oft adj N Ephemera is things people collect such as old postcards, posters, and bus tickets, which were only intended to …   English dictionary

  • ephemera — noun (plural ephemera; also ephemerae or ephemeras) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ephēmera, neuter plural of ephēmeros Date: 1650 1. something of no lasting significance usually used in plural 2. ephemera plural paper items (as posters,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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