See also: burma, Búrma, and ɓurma

English

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Etymology

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From Burmese ဗမာ (ba.ma), colloquial form of မြန်မာ (mranma); see Myanmar for more.

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Burma

  1. A country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Capital: Naypyidaw. Officially known as Myanmar.
    • 1898, Archibald R. Colquhoun, “The Geographical Question”, in China in Transformation[1], Harper & Brothers, →OCLC, page 14:
      The province of Yunnan lies in the extreme southwest of the Empire, its southern and western borders forming the northern frontiers of Tongking and Burma respectively. On the north it is bordered by Szechuan, and on the east by Kweichau and Kwangsi. It is the third largest province of the Empire, its area measuring 122,000 square miles, but, as elsewhere remarked, owing to the devastatations[sic – meaning devastations] of the Mohammedan rebellion and ensuing plague, its population has been greatly reduced, and now is not more than 6,000,000. Yet its mineral wealth is greater and more varied than that of any other province. Its capital is Yunnan, between which town and Burma a considerable trade is carried on.

Usage notes

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  • Burma is a traditional name of Myanmar, and was the official name in English until 1989. It is still used to express disapproval of the military government, which changed the name. See Names of Myanmar on Wikipedia.

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Translations

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Burma

  1. Bourma (a village in the Zabré department, Boulgou, Burkina Faso)

Finnish

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Etymology

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From Burmese ဗမာ (ba.ma), colloquial form of မြန်မာ (mranma).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈburmɑ/, [ˈburmɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -urmɑ
  • Syllabification(key): Bur‧ma

Proper noun

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Burma

  1. Burma (a country in Southeast Asia)

Declension

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Inflection of Burma (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative Burma
genitive Burman
partitive Burmaa
illative Burmaan
singular plural
nominative Burma
accusative nom. Burma
gen. Burman
genitive Burman
partitive Burmaa
inessive Burmassa
elative Burmasta
illative Burmaan
adessive Burmalla
ablative Burmalta
allative Burmalle
essive Burmana
translative Burmaksi
abessive Burmatta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Burma (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Burmani
accusative nom. Burmani
gen. Burmani
genitive Burmani
partitive Burmaani
inessive Burmassani
elative Burmastani
illative Burmaani
adessive Burmallani
ablative Burmaltani
allative Burmalleni
essive Burmanani
translative Burmakseni
abessive Burmattani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Burmasi
accusative nom. Burmasi
gen. Burmasi
genitive Burmasi
partitive Burmaasi
inessive Burmassasi
elative Burmastasi
illative Burmaasi
adessive Burmallasi
ablative Burmaltasi
allative Burmallesi
essive Burmanasi
translative Burmaksesi
abessive Burmattasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Burmamme
accusative nom. Burmamme
gen. Burmamme
genitive Burmamme
partitive Burmaamme
inessive Burmassamme
elative Burmastamme
illative Burmaamme
adessive Burmallamme
ablative Burmaltamme
allative Burmallemme
essive Burmanamme
translative Burmaksemme
abessive Burmattamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Burmanne
accusative nom. Burmanne
gen. Burmanne
genitive Burmanne
partitive Burmaanne
inessive Burmassanne
elative Burmastanne
illative Burmaanne
adessive Burmallanne
ablative Burmaltanne
allative Burmallenne
essive Burmananne
translative Burmaksenne
abessive Burmattanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Burmansa
accusative nom. Burmansa
gen. Burmansa
genitive Burmansa
partitive Burmaansa
inessive Burmassaan
Burmassansa
elative Burmastaan
Burmastansa
illative Burmaansa
adessive Burmallaan
Burmallansa
ablative Burmaltaan
Burmaltansa
allative Burmalleen
Burmallensa
essive Burmanaan
Burmanansa
translative Burmakseen
Burmaksensa
abessive Burmattaan
Burmattansa
instructive
comitative

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Irish

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Etymology

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From Burmese ဗမာ (ba.ma), colloquial form of မြန်မာ (mranma).

Proper noun

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Burma m (genitive Bhurma)

  1. Burma (a country in Southeast Asia)
    Synonym: Maenmar

Declension

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Derived terms

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  • Burmach (Burman, Burmese, adjective)
  • Burmach m (Burman, Burmese)
  • Burmais f (the Burmese language)

Mutation

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Burma Bhurma mBurma
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Burmese ဗမာ (ba.ma), colloquial form of မြန်မာ (mranma).

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Burma

  1. Burma (a country in Southeast Asia)
    Synonym: Myanmar (official, but rarely used)
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Etymology

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From Burmese ဗမာ (ba.ma), colloquial form of မြန်မာ (mranma).

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Burma

  1. Burma (a country in Southeast Asia)
    Synonym: Myanmar (official, but rarely used)
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Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Burmese ဗမာ (ba.ma), colloquial form of မြန်မာ (mranma).

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  • IPA(key): /bûːrma/
  • Hyphenation: Bur‧ma

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Bȗrma f (Cyrillic spelling Бу̑рма)

  1. Burma (a country in Southeast Asia)

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Swedish

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Etymology

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From Burmese ဗမာ (ba.ma), colloquial form of မြန်မာ (mranma).

Proper noun

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Burma n (genitive Burmas)

  1. Burma (a country in Southeast Asia)
    Synonym: Myanmar

Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish Burma (Burma). Ultimately from Burmese ဗမာ (ba.ma /⁠bəmà⁠/), colloquial form of မြန်မာ (mranma /⁠mjàɴmà⁠/).

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Burma (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜓᜇ᜔ᜋ)

  1. Burma (a country in Southeast Asia)
    Synonym: Birmanya
    • 2007, Gabriel F. Mallillin, Edgar C. Samar, sambotani IV:
      Si Aung San Suu Kyi ay ang Nobel Peace Laureate na galing sa bansang Burma na kasalukuyang isinailalim sa house arrest. Siya ang nakibakang maibalik ang demokrasya sa kanyang bansa.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)