Alma

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Usually explained as Latin alma ‎(nourishing, kind). It has also been used as a short form of Germanic compound names beginning with the element Amal-, as in Amelia.

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. A female given name, popular in the 19th century.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene: II:ix:18:
      Alma she called was, a virgin bright:/ That had not yet felt Cupides wanton rage,/ Yet was she woo'd of many a gentle knight
  2. Places in the U.S., Canada, and several other countries.
  3. (Mormonism) One of two prophets, the Elder and the Younger, and a book in the Book of Mormon.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. (space science) Acronym of Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Alma.

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. A female given name

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Alma
Accusative Almu
Dative Almu
Genitive Almu

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. A female given name, cognate with English Alma.
    • 1984 Veronica Pimenoff, Loistava Helena, Tammi, ISBN 951-30-6142-6, page 44:
      —On tämä vähän hassua kun ei niistä tiedä mitään.
      —Nimet sentään. Jos jonkun nimi on Alma niin sen täytyy olla lihava.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Alma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Alma Almat
genitive Alman Almojen
partitive Almaa Almoja
illative Almaan Almoihin
singular plural
nominative Alma Almat
accusative nom.? Alma Almat
gen. Alman
genitive Alman Almojen
Almainrare
partitive Almaa Almoja
inessive Almassa Almoissa
elative Almasta Almoista
illative Almaan Almoihin
adessive Almalla Almoilla
ablative Almalta Almoilta
allative Almalle Almoille
essive Almana Almoina
translative Almaksi Almoiksi
instructive Almoin
abessive Almatta Almoitta
comitative Almoineen

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma ? ‎(genitive Alma)

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Alma.

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians during 1825 - 1850 . From Latin alma, and a contraction of Amālija.

Proper noun[edit]

Alma f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Alma was the only given name of 904 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Alma.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. A female given name

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma f

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Alma.