See also: Dama, dáma, dâma, damà, Dáma, dāma, damă, ɗama, and dàmá

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Turkish dama, Northern Kurdish دامە(dame). (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

dama (uncountable)

  1. The game of Turkish draughts.

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AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

NounEdit

dama f (plural dames)

  1. (chess) queen

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Asturian · pieces d'axedrez (layout · text)
           
rei dama, reina torre alfil caballu peón

BambaraEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Eastern Maninkakan dàma.

NounEdit

dama

  1. number, quantity
  2. limit

AdverbEdit

dama

  1. only

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French dame, from Latin domina. Doublet of dona.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dama f (plural dames)

  1. lady (graceful, elegant or noble woman)
  2. (chess) queen
  3. (in the plural) checkers (US), draughts (UK)

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Catalan · peces d'escacs (layout · text)
           
rei reina, dama torre alfil cavall peó

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish damas.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: da‧ma

NounEdit

dama

  1. the game of checkers
  2. (checkers) a king
  3. a demijohn

VerbEdit

dama

  1. (checkers) to crown a king

CornishEdit

NounEdit

dama f (plural damyow)

  1. mother, dam

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dama

  1. third-person singular past historic of damer

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French dame.

NounEdit

dama f (plural damas)

  1. lady, dame, woman of high status
  2. (chess) queen

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Galician · pezas de xadrez (layout · text)
           
rei dama, raíña torre, roque alfil cabalo peón

GaroEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

dama

  1. drum

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dama f (genitive singular dömu, nominative plural dömur)

  1. lady (also used as a third person address)
    Hvað má bjóða dömunni?
    What may be offered the lady? (speaking to the lady herself)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


IlocanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish damas.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: da‧ma
  • IPA(key): /ˈdama/

NounEdit

dama

  1. (board games) checkers (US); draughts (UK)

Derived termsEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French dame. Doublet of donna.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈda.ma/
  • Rhymes: -ama
  • Hyphenation: dà‧ma

NounEdit

dama f (plural dame)

  1. lady
  2. (board games, in the singular) draughts / checkers
  3. king (in draughts/checkers)
  4. draughtboard / checkerboard
  5. queen (playing card)

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Ottoman Turkish: دامه(dama)
    • Turkish: dama
    • Armenian: տամա (tama)

VerbEdit

dama

  1. inflection of damare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

AnagramsEdit


JamamadíEdit

VerbEdit

dama

  1. (Banawá) to hold securely

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

dama

  1. Rōmaji transcription of だま
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ダマ

KashubianEdit

NounEdit

dama f

  1. lady
  2. weir
  3. pavement

LatinEdit

NounEdit

dāma f (genitive dāmae); first declension

  1. Alternative form of damma (fallow deer)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dāma dāmae
Genitive dāmae dāmārum
Dative dāmae dāmīs
Accusative dāmam dāmās
Ablative dāmā dāmīs
Vocative dāma dāmae

ReferencesEdit

  • dama”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dama in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

LithuanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (da) IPA(key): [d̪ɐˈmɐ]
  • (ma) IPA(key): [ˈd̪ä̌ːmɐ]

NounEdit

damà f (plural dãmos) stress pattern 2

  1. lady[1]
  2. (card games) queen

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “dama” in Martsinkyavitshute, Victoria (1993), Hippocrene Concise Dictionary: Lithuanian-English/English-Lithuanian. New York: Hippocrene Books. →ISBN

AnagramsEdit


MaquiritariEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dama

  1. ocean, sea

ReferencesEdit

  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “dama”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon
  • Hall, Katherine Lee (1988), “dama”, in The morphosyntax of discourse in De'kwana Carib, volume I and II, Saint Louis, Missouri: PhD Thesis, Washington University
  • Hall, Katherine (2007), “dama”, in Mary Ritchie Key & Bernard Comrie, editors, The Intercontinental Dictionary Series[1], Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, published 2021
  • de Civrieux, Marc (1980), “dama”, in  David M. Guss, transl., Watunna: An Orinoco Creation Cycle, San Francisco: North Point Press, →ISBN

MaranaoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish damas.

NounEdit

dama

  1. checkers, draughts

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

dama m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of dame

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

dama f (definite singular dama, indefinite plural damer or damor, definite plural damene or damone)

  1. definite singular of dame
  2. (pre-2012) alternative form of dame

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

·dama

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive conjunct of daimid

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·dama ·dama
pronounced with /-ð(ʲ)-/
·ndama
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French dame, Old French dame, from Late Latin domna, shortened variant of Latin domina.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈda.ma/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ama
  • Syllabification: da‧ma

NounEdit

dama f

  1. lady
    Synonyms: białogłowa, facetka, kobiałka, kobieta, niewiasta
  2. (card games) queen
    dama karoqueen of diamonds
    dama kierqueen of hearts
    dama pikqueen of spades
    dama treflqueen of clubs
  3. (chess, colloquial) queen
    Synonyms: hetman, królowa, królówka

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

noun

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Polish · bierki szachowe (layout · text)
           
król hetman, królowa, królówka, dama wieża goniec, laufer skoczek, koń, konik pion, pionek

Further readingEdit

  • dama in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • dama in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

 
dama

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French dame,[1] from Latin domina.[2] Doublet of dona.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

dama f (plural damas)

  1. lady
  2. (chess) queen
  3. (card games) queen

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Portuguese · peças de xadrez (layout · text)
           
rei rainha, dama torre bispo cavalo peão
Playing cards in Portuguese · cartas de baralho (layout · text)
             
ás dois, duque três, terno quatro, quadra cinco, quina seis, sena sete, bisca, manilha
             
oito nove dez valete dama rei jóquer,
coringa, curinga

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ dama” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.
  2. ^ dama” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2022.

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dama f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of damă

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dǎːma/
  • Hyphenation: da‧ma

NounEdit

dáma f (Cyrillic spelling да́ма)

  1. lady
  2. (chess, card games) queen

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Serbo-Croatian · šahovske figure / шаховске фигуре (layout · text)
           
kralj
краљ
dama, kraljica
дама, краљица
top, kula
топ, кула
lovac, trkač, laufer
ловац, тркач, лауфер
skakač, konj
скакач, коњ
pješak, pešak, pion, pijun
пјешак, пешак, пион, пијун
Playing cards in Serbo-Croatian · igraće karte (layout · text)
             
as, kec dvojka, dvica trojka, trica četvorka, četvrtica petica šestica sedmica
             
osmica devetka, devetica desetka, desetica dečko, pub, žandar, fant kraljica, dama kralj džoker

SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dáma f

  1. lady
  2. (chess) queen
  3. (card games) queen

InflectionEdit

Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. dáma
gen. sing. dáme
singular dual plural
nominative dáma dámi dáme
accusative dámo dámi dáme
genitive dáme dám dám
dative dámi dámama dámam
locative dámi dámah dámah
instrumental dámo dámama dámami

See alsoEdit

Playing cards in Slovene · igralne karte (layout · text)
             
as, enka dvojka trojka štirka, štirica petka, petica šestka, šestica sedemka, sedmica
             
osmica devetka, devetica desetka, desetica fant kraljica, dama kralj joker

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French dame, from Latin domina. Doublet of dueña.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdama/, [ˈd̪a.ma]
  • Hyphenation: da‧ma
  • (file)

NounEdit

dama f (plural damas, masculine caballero, masculine plural caballeros)

  1. lady, dame
    Synonyms: señora, ama
  2. (chess) queen
    Synonym: reina

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Spanish · piezas de ajedrez (layout · text)
           
rey dama, reina torre, roque alfil caballo peón

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese damas.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dama (n class, no plural)

  1. draughts, checkers

SynonymsEdit


TagalogEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare Malay jamah.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: da‧ma
  • IPA(key): /daˈma/, [dɐˈma]

NounEdit

damá

  1. feeling; perception
    Synonyms: damdam, pakiramdam
  2. opinion about something
    Synonyms: kuro, kuro-kuro, palagay

AdjectiveEdit

damá

  1. felt; perceived
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Spanish damas.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: da‧ma
  • IPA(key): /ˈdama/, [ˈdɐ.mɐ]

NounEdit

dama

  1. checkers; draughts
  2. (checkers) king
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Spanish dama (lady, dame).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: da‧ma
  • IPA(key): /ˈdama/, [ˈdɐ.mɐ]

NounEdit

dama

  1. maid of honor; lady-in-waiting
    Synonym: abay
Derived termsEdit

UneapaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *dramaʀ (light, torch), variant of *ramaʀ with irregular loss of , from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *damaʀ, from Proto-Austronesian *damaʀ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dama

  1. light

Further readingEdit

  • Terry Crowley et al, The Oceanic Languages (2013), page 380
  • Johnston, R.L. 1982. "Proto-Kimbe and the New Guinea Oceanic hypothesis". In Halim, A., Carrington, L. and Wurm, S.A. editors. Papers from the Third International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Vol. 1: Currents in Oceanic, 59-95.

West MakianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dama

  1. forest

ReferencesEdit

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[2], Pacific linguistics