See also: Gamba, gambá, gambă, and gâmba

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From viola da gamba, ultimately from Italian gamba (leg). Doublet of jamb and gam.

NounEdit

gamba (plural gambas)

  1. (music) Abbreviation of viola da gamba.
  2. (music) A rank of organ pipes, so called for a supposed resemblance of the sound to that of a viola da gamba.

Etymology 2Edit

Latin gamba (leg); compare gamb, gambol.

NounEdit

gamba

  1. (anatomy) The metacarpus or metatarsus of ruminants, etc.
Related termsEdit

CatalanEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Italian gamba. Doublet of cama.

NounEdit

gamba f (plural gambes)

  1. leg
    Synonym: cama

Etymology 2Edit

From Late Latin gambărus, from cammărus, from Ancient Greek κάμμαρος (kámmaros, lobster).

NounEdit

gamba f (plural gambes)

  1. shrimp

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣɑm.baː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gam‧ba
  • Rhymes: -ɑmbaː

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Italian viola da gamba, from gamba (leg).

NounEdit

gamba f (plural gamba's, diminutive gambaatje n)

  1. viola da gamba
    Synonym: knieviool
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Catalan gamba, Portuguese gamba or French gamba.

NounEdit

gamba f (plural gamba's, diminutive gambaatje n)

  1. scampi, prawn

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Spanish gamba

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gamba f (plural gambas)

  1. large prawn

GooniyandiEdit

NounEdit

gamba

  1. water
    yoowarni gambaone serving of water
  2. wet season
  3. year (because years are measured from one wet season to the next)
    yoowarni gambaone year

ReferencesEdit

  • William B. McGregor, A Functional Grammar of Gooniyandi (1990, →ISBN, page 260

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

gamba (plural gambas)

  1. leg

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

gamba m (genitive singular gamba, nominative plural gambaí)

  1. lump, hunk, dollop

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gamba ghamba ngamba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin gamba, from Ancient Greek καμπή (kampḗ), from Proto-Indo-European *kamp- (to bend; crooked).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gamba f (plural gambe)

  1. leg
  2. leg (from knee to ankle), shank
  3. leg (of furniture)
  4. stroke (of a letter)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: gam

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • gamba in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek καμπή (kampḗ), from Proto-Indo-European *kamp- (to bend; crooked).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gamba f (genitive gambae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin, of animals) hock, shank
  2. (Medieval Latin) (upper part of) leg, thigh

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gamba gambae
Genitive gambae gambārum
Dative gambae gambīs
Accusative gambam gambās
Ablative gambā gambīs
Vocative gamba gambae

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


LeoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

gamba f (plural gambas)

  1. leg

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian gamba or Vulgar Latin *gambarus, from Latin cammarus, gammarus (lobster), from Ancient Greek κάμμαρος (kámmaros).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɐ̃bɐ/
  • Hyphenation: gam‧ba

NounEdit

gamba f (plural gambas)

  1. shrimp (decapod crustacean)
    Synonym: camarão

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gamba f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of gambă

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡamba/, [ˈɡãm.ba]

Etymology 1Edit

From Italian gamba or Vulgar Latin *gambarus, from Latin gammarus, cammarus (lobster), from Ancient Greek κάμμαρος (kámmaros).

NounEdit

gamba f (plural gambas)

  1. (Spain) shrimp
    Synonym: camarón (Latin America)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Italian gamba, from Late Latin gamba.

NounEdit

gamba f (plural gambas)

  1. (Argentina, colloquial) leg
    Synonym: pierna
  2. (Chile, colloquial) 100 pesos
Derived termsEdit

SwahiliEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gamba (ma class, plural magamba)

  1. bark (of a tree)
  2. skin (of a scaly animal)
  3. scale (of an animal)
  4. armor
  5. shell

See alsoEdit