Limma

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The word limma or leimma (remnant) can refer to several different musical intervals, whose only common property is their small size:

  • The 5-limit diatonic semitone, 16/15 (About this sound play ). Although closer in size to the Pythagorean apotome than to the limma, it has been so called because of its function as a diatonic semitone rather than a chromatic one.