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fantasma m (plural fantasmes)
fantasma m (plural fantasmi)
- phantasma (obsolete)
Borrowed from Latin phantasma (“apparition, specter”), from Ancient Greek φάντασμα (phántasma, “an appearance, image, apparition, specter”), from φαντάζω (phantázō, “I make visible”), from φαίνω (phaínō, “I cause to appear, bring to light”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh- (“to shine”).
fantasma m, f or m (in variation) (plural fantasmas)
The gender of fantasma varies from person to person:
- some use it as a masculine when referring to the ghost of a man and feminine when referring to the ghost of a woman;
- some use it as a masculine always, irrespective of the ghost’s sex;
- in the past, it was also used as a feminine noun always.
fantasma m (plural fantasmas)