See also: Drama, dráma, dràma, dramă, dramą, and Dramą

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From Late Latin drāma, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

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drama (countable and uncountable, plural dramas or dramata)

  1. (countable) A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue
    The author released her latest drama, which became a best-seller.
  2. (countable) Such a work for television, radio or the cinema, usually one that is not a comedy.
  3. (uncountable) Theatrical plays in general.
  4. (uncountable, countable) A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play.
    After losing my job, having a car crash, and the big row with my neighbours, I don't need any more drama.
    • 2018 July 8, Euan McKirdy, Hilary Whiteman, “Thai cave rescue: Divers enter cave to free boys”, in edition.cnn.com[2], CNN, retrieved 2018-07-08:
      Thais have been gripped by the two-week drama unfolding at the Tham Luang cave system, and took to social media Sunday as rescue efforts unfolded.
  5. (slang, uncountable) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life or online events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; a situation made more complicated or worse than it should be; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

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  1. ^ Jespersen, Otto (1909) A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles (Sammlung germanischer Elementar- und Handbücher; 9)‎[1], volumes I: Sounds and Spellings, London: George Allen & Unwin, published 1961, § 10.572, page 304.

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

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drama m (plural drames)

  1. drama (theatrical and media genre)
  2. drama (theatrical plays in general)
  3. drama (difficult situation)
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Borrowed from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ, a drachma).

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drama f (plural drames)

  1. Obsolete spelling of dracma

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Borrowed from English drama, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

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  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

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drama

  1. a theatrical play; a skit
  2. a radio drama
  3. a soap opera, a TV show that is not a comedy
  4. an act; a display of behavior meant to deceive
  5. (derogatory) a show; mere display or pomp with no substance

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drama

  1. to be emotional or sentimental
  2. to put on an act

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:drama.

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Borrowed from Latin drama.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈdrama]
  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

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drama n

  1. drama (composition intended for actors)

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  • drama in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • drama in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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Borrowed from Late Latin drāma, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma).

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drama n (plural drama's, diminutive dramaatje n)

  1. drama (theatrical work; anything involving play acting).
  2. Something tragic, a tragedy.

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drama n (genitive singular drama, no plural)

  1. drama

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From Dutch drama, from Late Latin drāma, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma). Doublet of dorama.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈdrama]
  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

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drama (plural drama-drama, first-person possessive dramaku, second-person possessive dramamu, third-person possessive dramanya)

  1. drama:
    1. a composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue.
    2. theatrical plays in general.
      Synonyms: sandiwara, teater, tonil
  2. (colloquial) tragedy, a disastrous event, especially one involving great loss of life or injury.
    Synonym: tragedi

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drama m (genitive singular drama, nominative plural dramaí)

  1. Cois Fharraige form of dráma

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
drama dhrama ndrama
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play).

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drāma n (genitive drāmatis); third declension

  1. drama, play

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Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative drāma drāmata
Genitive drāmatis drāmatum
Dative drāmatī drāmatibus
Accusative drāma drāmata
Ablative drāmate drāmatibus
Vocative drāma drāmata

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  • drama”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • drama in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • drama in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • drama”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • drama in Ramminger, Johann (2016 July 16 (last accessed)) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[3], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

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Ultimately Latin drama. Doublet of dramm.

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drama f

  1. dramatic art

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From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play).

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drama n (definite singular dramaet, indefinite plural drama or dramaer, definite plural dramaene)

  1. a drama

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From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma).

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drama n (definite singular dramaet, indefinite plural drama, definite plural dramaa)

  1. (countable or uncountable) a drama

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From Medieval Latin dragma, from Classical Latin drachma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ). First attested in the 1409-1420.

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drama f (plural dramas)

  1. drachma
    • 1409, G. Pérez Barcala, editor, A tradución galega do "Liber de medicina equorum" de Joradanus Ruffus, Santiago de Compostela: USC, page 175:
      filla tres dramas de cravos girofes e tres onças de galingal e outro tanto de cardomomo e outro tanto de gengivre e outro tanto d’alcoravina e outro tanto de canela, e a semente do fuuncho en maior contia destas todas.
      take three drachmas of clove, and three ounces of galangal, and as much of cardamom, and as much of ginger, and as much of caraway, and as much of cinnamon, and seeds of fennel in the largest amount of them all

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  • drama” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.

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Borrowed from French drame, from Latin drama, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma).[1] First attested in 1728.[2] Doublet of dramat.

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drama f

  1. (drama) drama (composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue)
    Synonym: dramat
  2. (literary, theater) drama (type of play)
    Synonym: dramat
  3. (education) roleplay (style of teaching where people act according to an assigned role)
  4. (colloquial) drama (situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play)

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  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko, Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021) “drama”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Wiesław Morawski (13.06.2019) “DRAMA”, in Elektroniczny Słownik Języka Polskiego XVII i XVIII Wieku [Electronic Dictionary of the Polish Language of the XVII and XVIII Century]

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  • Rhymes: -ɐmɐ
  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

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drama m (plural dramas)

  1. drama (composition)
  2. drama (theatrical play)
  3. drama (dramatic situation)

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drama m (genitive singular drama, plural dramaichean)

  1. Alternative form of dràm

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drama

  1. genitive singular of dràm

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  • IPA(key): /drâma/
  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

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drȁma f (Cyrillic spelling дра̏ма)

  1. drama

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Borrowed from Latin drama, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma). Cognate with English drama.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdɾama/ [ˈd̪ɾa.ma]
  • Rhymes: -ama
  • Syllabification: dra‧ma

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drama m (plural dramas)

  1. drama (genre in art, film, theatre and literature or a work of said genre)
  2. drama, tragedy, plight (quality of intense or high emotion or situation of enormous gravity that heightens such emotions)
    Synonym: tragedia
  3. drama (theatre studies)
    Synonym: teatro
  4. play (work of theatre)
    Synonym: obra
  5. big deal, fuss, scene
    Synonyms: gran cosa, escándalo, escena

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Borrowed from English drama.

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drama (n class, plural drama)

  1. drama

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drama n

  1. a drama

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Declension of drama 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative drama dramat dramer dramerna
Genitive dramas dramats dramers dramernas

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Borrowed from Spanish drama.

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drama (Baybayin spelling ᜇ᜔ᜇᜋ)

  1. drama; stage play
    Synonym: dula
  2. theatrics; histrionics
    Synonym: kaartehan

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Borrowed from Russian дра́ма (dráma).

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drama

  1. drama (theatre)

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Inflection of drama (inflection type 5/sana)
nominative sing. drama
genitive sing. draman
partitive sing. dramad
partitive plur. dramoid
singular plural
nominative drama dramad
accusative draman dramad
genitive draman dramoiden
partitive dramad dramoid
essive-instructive draman dramoin
translative dramaks dramoikš
inessive dramas dramoiš
elative dramaspäi dramoišpäi
illative dramaha dramoihe
adessive dramal dramoil
ablative dramalpäi dramoilpäi
allative dramale dramoile
abessive dramata dramoita
comitative dramanke dramoidenke
prolative dramadme dramoidme
approximative I dramanno dramoidenno
approximative II dramannoks dramoidennoks
egressive dramannopäi dramoidennopäi
terminative I dramahasai dramoihesai
terminative II dramalesai dramoilesai
terminative III dramassai
additive I dramahapäi dramoihepäi
additive II dramalepäi dramoilepäi

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  • Zajceva, N. G., Mullonen, M. I. (2007) “драма”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary]‎[7], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

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From Late Latin drāma, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

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drama f (plural dramâu)

  1. drama, play

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radical soft nasal aspirate
drama ddrama nrama unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.