chama

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See also: chamá and -chama

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swahili chama (organization, society).

Noun[edit]

chama (plural chamas)

  1. (East Africa, chiefly Kenya) An informal cooperative society, usually for pooling and investing savings.

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

chama

  1. third-person singular present indicative of chamar
  2. second-person singular imperative of chamar

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chama

  1. Lenited form of cama.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Used by Pliny the Elder in Naturalis Historia.

Noun[edit]

chāma f (genitive chāmae); first declension

  1. bivalve, shellfish, clam; cockle

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative chāma chāmae
genitive chāmae chāmārum
dative chāmae chāmīs
accusative chāmam chāmās
ablative chāmā chāmīs
vocative chāma chāmae

Noun[edit]

chama m (genitive chamatis); third declension

  1. lynx
    • Plinius, Naturalis Historia, liber I. In: Pliny Natural History with an English translation by H. Rackham, vol. I, 1961, p. 40–43:
      Libro VIII. continentur: [...] (xxvi-xxx) De camelis; genera eorum. de camelopardali; quando primimi Romae visa. de chamate. de cephis, de rhinocerote. de lynce et sphingibus. de crocottis. de cercopithecis.
      Book VIII. Contents: [...] (xxvi-xxx) Camels; their kinds. The giraffe; when first seen at Rome. The spotted lynx. The cephi. The rhinoceros. The lynx and the sphynxes. The crocottae.b The long-tailed monkeys.
      b Perhaps the hyena.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative chama chamatēs
genitive chamatis chamatum
dative chamatī chamatibus
accusative chamatem chamatēs
ablative chamate chamatibus
vocative chama chamatēs

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese chama, from Latin flamma, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlē- (to shimmer, gleam, shine) Compare Spanish llama. Doublet of flama.

Noun[edit]

chama f (plural chamas)

  1. flame

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese chama, from Latin clāmat, from the verb clamō.

Verb[edit]

chama

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of chamar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of chamar

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

chama (ki-vi class, plural vyama)

  1. organization, society
  2. union
  3. party (a political party)
  4. club

Derived terms[edit]