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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swahili chama (organization, society).

NounEdit

chama (plural chamas)

  1. (East Africa, chiefly Kenya) An informal cooperative society, usually for pooling and investing savings.

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chama

  1. Lenited form of cama.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Used by Pliny the Elder in Naturalis Historia.

NounEdit

chāma f (genitive chāmae); first declension

  1. bivalve, shellfish, clam; cockle

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative chāma chāmae
genitive chāmae chāmārum
dative chāmae chāmīs
accusative chāmam chāmās
ablative chāmā chāmīs
vocative chāma chāmae

NounEdit

chama m (genitive chamatis); third declension

  1. lynx
    • Plinius, Naturalis Historia, liber I. In: Pliny Natural History with an English translation by H. Rackham, vol. I, 1961, p. 40–43:
      Libro VIII. continentur: [...] (xxvi-xxx) De camelis; genera eorum. de camelopardali; quando primimi Romae visa. de chamate. de cephis, de rhinocerote. de lynce et sphingibus. de crocottis. de cercopithecis.
      Book VIII. Contents: [...] (xxvi-xxx) Camels; their kinds. The giraffe; when first seen at Rome. The spotted lynx. The cephi. The rhinoceros. The lynx and the sphynxes. The crocottae.b The long-tailed monkeys.
      b Perhaps the hyena.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative chama chamatēs
genitive chamatis chamatum
dative chamatī chamatibus
accusative chamatem chamatēs
ablative chamate chamatibus
vocative chama chamatēs

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chama

  1. Alternative spelling of chamma: Lenited form of cama.

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese chama, from Latin flamma, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlē- (to shimmer, gleam, shine). Cognate with Spanish llama. Doublet of flama.

NounEdit

chama f (plural chamas)

  1. flame (visible part of fire)
    Synonyms: flama
  2. (figuratively) flame (great zeal or passion)
    Synonyms: ardor

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

chama

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of chamar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of chamar

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

chama m (plural chamas)

  1. chama

SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

chama (ki-vi class, plural vyama)

  1. organization, society
  2. union
  3. party (a political party)
  4. club

Derived termsEdit