drama

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

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Noun[edit]

drama (usually uncountable, plural dramas or dramata)

  1. A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue
  2. Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)
  3. Theatrical plays in general
  4. A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play
  5. (slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

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Czech[edit]

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drama n

  1. drama (composition intended for actors)

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Icelandic[edit]

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drama n (genitive singular drama, no plural)

  1. drama

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Latin[edit]

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drāma n (genitive drāmatis); third declension

  1. drama, play

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Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative drāma drāmata
genitive drāmatis drāmatum
dative drāmatī drāmatibus
accusative drāma drāmata
ablative drāmate drāmatibus
vocative drāma drāmata

References[edit]

drama in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

drama m (plural dramas)

  1. drama (composition)
  2. drama (theatrical play)
  3. drama (dramatic situation)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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drama m (genitive drama, plural dramaichean)

  1. Alternative form of dràm.

Noun[edit]

drama

  1. genitive singular of dràm

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /drâma/
  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

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drȁma f (Cyrillic spelling дра̏ма)

  1. drama

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Spanish[edit]

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drama m (plural dramas)

  1. drama

Swedish[edit]

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drama n

  1. a drama

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