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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish grama (grass), from Latin grāmina, plural of grāmen (grass).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɑːmə/, /ˈɡɹamə/

NounEdit

grama (countable and uncountable, plural gramas)

  1. Various species of grass in the genus Bouteloua, including Bouteloua gracilis
    • 1864: Fitz-Hugh Ludlow in The Atlantic
      To understand the exquisite beauty of simple green grass, you must travel through eight hundred miles of sage-brush and grama...the latter, a stunted species of herbage, growing in ash tinted spirals, only two inches from the ground, and giving the Plains an appearance of being matted with curled hair or gray corkscrews. Its other name is “buffalo grass”; and in spite of its dinginess, with the assistance of the sage, converting all the Plains west of Fort Kearney into a model Quaker landscape, it is one of the most nutritious varieties of cattle fodder, and for hundreds of miles the emigrant drover’s only dependence.
    • 2005, Tom Drury, "Path Lights", in The New Yorker, 17 October 2005
      Every few years, Ingrid goes back to take a look, even though all that’s left is the old bleached shell of a house, surrounded by blue grama grass and tall trees with pale bark and waxy leaves.
    • 2013, Philipp Meyer, The Son, Simon & Schuster 2014, p. 95:
      The grass was thick around us, grama and bluestem, more than could ever be eaten.

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Latin grāmina (grasses), plural of grāmen.[1] Cognate with Portuguese grama and Spanish grama.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

grama f (plural gramas)

  1. grass, in particular
    1. couch grass (Elymus repens)
      Synonym: rengo
    2. Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon)
      Synonyms: cerreña, nervia
    3. velvetgrass (Holcus lanatus)

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

grama f

  1. feminine singular of gramo

OccitanEdit

NounEdit

grama m (plural gramas)

  1. gram

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *gramô. Cognate with Old Saxon gramo, Old Saxon gremi, Old High German gramo, Old Norse gremi. Akin also to Old English gram (angry, cruel, fierce), grimm, grim (fierce, savage).

NounEdit

grama m (nominative plural graman)

  1. anger, rage, wrath, indignation, fury; trouble
  2. demonic spirit, devil, fiend, demon; imp, puck

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: grame, grome

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɾɐ̃mɐ/
  • Rhymes: -ama
  • Hyphenation: gra‧ma

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Latin grāmĭna, plural of grāmen. Compare Galician grama, Spanish grama.

NounEdit

grama f (plural gramas)

  1. grass
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Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek γράμμα (grámma, a small weight, a scruple), a semantic calque of Latin scripulum.

NounEdit

grama m or f (nonstandard) (plural gramas)

  1. gram (unit of mass)
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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin grāmĭna, plural of grāmen. Compare Portuguese grama.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɾama/
  • Hyphenation: gra‧ma

NounEdit

grama f (uncountable)

  1. grass (mostly varieties intended for cattle fodder)
  2. (Caribbean, Guatemala, El Salvador) lawn

Derived termsEdit

  • cortagrama (lawnmower) (El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela)
  • cortadora de grama (lawnmower) (El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico)

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