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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin plūma.

NounEdit

pluma (plural plumae)

  1. (zoology, archaic) A feather.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pluma in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

pluma f (plural plumas)

  1. feather

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a semi-learned term taken from Latin plūma (feather). Cf. Spanish pluma, however.

NounEdit

pluma f (plural plumes)

  1. feather (element of bird wings)

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

pluma

  1. third-person singular past historic of plumer

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin plūma (feather) (Latin pl- normally becomes ch- in inherited Galician); cf. the semi-learned Old Portuguese pruma. See also chumazo, which was popularly inherited and underwent the usual sound changes.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pluma f (plural plumas)

  1. feather (element of bird wings)
  2. pen (writing tool)
  3. plume (large and showy feather)

InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin plūma

NounEdit

pluma

  1. pen

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English plūme, from Proto-Germanic *prūmǭ, from Latin prūnum, from Ancient Greek προῦμνον (proûmnon), a loanword from a language of Asia Minor. Doublet of prúna.

 
dhá phluma

NounEdit

pluma m (genitive singular pluma, nominative plural plumaí)

  1. plum
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

pluma m (genitive singular pluma, nominative plural plumaí)

  1. plumb (of plumb-line), plummet

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
pluma phluma bpluma
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *plúnksneh₂. Cognate with Lithuanian plùnksna (feather).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

plūma f (genitive plūmae); first declension

  1. feather, plume
  2. (by extension) metal scale of armor
  3. beard-down

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plūma plūmae
Genitive plūmae plūmārum
Dative plūmae plūmīs
Accusative plūmam plūmās
Ablative plūmā plūmīs
Vocative plūma plūmae

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DescendantsEdit


PapiamentuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese pluma and Spanish pluma.

NounEdit

pluma

  1. feather
  2. plume

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin plūma (feather) (Latin pl- normally becomes ch- in inherited Portuguese); cf. the semi-learned Old Portuguese pruma. See also chumaço, which was popularly inherited and underwent the usual sound changes.

NounEdit

pluma f (plural plumas)

  1. plume (large and showy feather)
  2. (geology) upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle (mantle plume)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin plūma (feather), taken as an early semi-learned term (Latin pl- normally becomes ll- in inherited Spanish), or it may have maintained a conservative pronunciation as it would have been in use by mainly the upper class. A popular evolution of the word may have once existed in pre-literary Spanish, as evidenced by the Old Spanish derivative llumazo (compare Portuguese chumaço; see also Spanish chumacera, borrowed from a related Portuguese term). [1] Cognate to English plume.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pluma f (plural plumas)

  1. feather
  2. pen, fountain pen
    Synonym: pluma estilográfica
  3. (Mexico, US) ballpoint pen
    Synonym: bolígrafo
  4. quill
  5. (figuratively) writer, penman

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