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Definition

Pronounced 'see-may' the also Kannada term means frontier, border, province,land, foreign-land, overseas etc. basically pointing to geographical space. Comes from the
Sanskrit(and Hindi) term 'seema'.

Seeme is most frequently used as a prefix in Kannada to usually denote things foreign.

Usage

Seemegillada Sundari = Outlandishly Beautiful(sarcasm).
Seeme Yenne = foreign oil-kerosene.
Seeme Hasu = foreign cow-Jersey/Danish/Sindhi cow.
Seeme Sunna= foreign lime- chalk piece- piece of chalk.
Seeme Gobbara= foreign manure- modern fertilizer.
Seeme Badaney kayi= foreign brinjal (no resemblesce to any brinjal or egg-plant actually) Chayote(Eng), chow chow(Hindi) a bulb shaped gourd.
Added 2011-10-01 by I love Dtool

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Kannada

Region

Karnataka

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