llama

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English[edit]

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Two llamas going for a swim

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

llama (plural llamas)

  1. (zoology) A South American mammal of the camel family, Lama glama, used as a domestic beast of burden and a source of wool and meat.

Usage notes[edit]

A male llama is called a macho, and a female llama is called an hembra.

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Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

llama

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

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References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin flamma. Compare Catalan flama, Italian fiamma, Portuguese chama, French flamme, German Flamme

Noun[edit]

llama f (plural llamas)

  1. flame
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Quechua llama.

Noun[edit]

llama f (plural llamas)

  1. llama (mammal)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Form of llamar, from Latin clamāre (cry out).

Verb[edit]

llama

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of llamar.
    ¿Cómo se llama? — “What is your name?” (Literally, “How do [you] call yourself?”)
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of llamar.