See also: llamá

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

 
Two llamas going for a swim

NounEdit

llama (plural llamas)

  1. A South American mammal of the camel family, Lama glama, used as a domestic beast of burden and a source of wool and meat.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma).

NounEdit

llama (plural llamas)

  1. Archaic form of lama.
    • 1861, Anthony Trollope, Framley Parsonage
      He was, as it were, a great Llama, shut up in a holy of holies, inscrutable, invisible, inexorable,—not to be seen by men's eyes or heard by their ears, hardly to be mentioned by ordinary men at such periods as these without an inward quaking.

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

NounEdit

llama m or f (plural llames)

  1. llama

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French lame.

NounEdit

llama f (plural llames)

  1. lamé

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Classical QuechuaEdit

NounEdit

llama

  1. llama.

QuechuaEdit

NounEdit

llama

  1. llama (Lama glama, a camelid used as a beast of burden in the Andes)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Spanish: llama (see there for further descendants)

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • “llama” in Academia Mayor de la Lengua Quechua (2006) Diccionario quechua-español-quechua, 2nd edition, Cusco: Edmundo Pantigozo.

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /ˈʝama/ [ˈɟ͡ʝa.ma]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /ˈʎama/ [ˈʎa.ma]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈʃama/ [ˈʃa.ma]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʒama/ [ˈʒa.ma]

  • Rhymes: -ama
  • Hyphenation: lla‧ma

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Latin flamma, itself from Proto-Italic *flagmā, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰl̥g- (to shimmer, gleam, shine). Compare flagrō (to blaze) from the same root.

NounEdit

llama f (plural llamas)

  1. flame
    Synonym: flama
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Quechua llama.

NounEdit

llama f (plural llamas)

  1. llama (camelid mammal)
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

llama

  1. inflection of llamar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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