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See also: fòme and ƒome

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GalicianEdit

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fome f (plural fomes)

  1. Alternative form of fame

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English fām, from Proto-Germanic *faimaz.

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fome (plural fomes)

  1. foam (a layer of bubbles associated with the sea)
  2. Detritus that floats to the top of a fluid; residue.
  3. The ocean (a large, open body of water)
  4. (rare) spit, slobber (liquid emitted from the mouth, used in medieval medicine)

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese fame, from Latin *faminem, from Latin famēs (hunger), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰə- (to disappear). Compare Galician fame, Spanish hambre (Old Spanish fambre), French faim, Italian fame and Romanian foame.

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NounEdit

fome f (plural fomes)

  1. (uncountable) hunger (need or compelling desire for food)
    Tenho fome porque não como há três dias.
    I’m hungry because I haven’t eaten in three days.
    (literally, “I have hunger”)
  2. (figuratively) hunger (any strong desire)
    Fome de poder.
    Hunger for power.
  3. famine (extreme shortage of food in a region)
    Ocorreram várias fomes na Etiópia.
    Many famines took place in Ethiopia.

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fome (plural fomes)

  1. (Chile, colloquial) boring, lame, uncool

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