fome

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fame, from Vulgar Latin *faminem, from Latin famēs (hunger), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰə- (to disappear). Compare Galician fame, Spanish hambre (Old Spanish fambre), French faim, Italian fame and Romanian foame.

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Noun[edit]

fome f (plural fomes)

  1. (uncountable) hunger (need or compelling desire for food)
    Tenho fome porque não como há três dias.
    I’m hungry (literally: I have hunger) because I haven’t eaten in three days.
  2. (figuratively) hunger (any strong desire)
    Fome de poder.
    Hunger for power.
  3. famine (extreme shortage of food in a region)
    Ocorreram várias fomes na Etiópia.
    Many famines took place in Ethiopia.

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Adjective[edit]

fome m, f (plural fomes)

  1. (Chile, colloquial) boring, lame, uncool

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