chamar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi चमार ‎(camār, tanner).

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Noun[edit]

chamar ‎(plural chamars)

  1. A member of a Hindu caste who works in leather; a tanner or leather-worker.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Sending of Dana Da’, In Black and White, Folio Society 2005, page 419:
      It is not strictly a native patent, though chamars of the skin and hide castes can, if irritated, despatch a Sending which sits on the breast of their enemy by night and nearly kills him.

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese, from Latin clāmāre, present active infinitive of clamō ‎(cry out).

Verb[edit]

chamar ‎(first-person singular present chamo, first-person singular preterite chamei, past participle chamado)

  1. to call; to refer to (by name)
    Chámome Alejandro e nacín en 1953. — "I am called Alejandro and was born in 1953."
  2. first-person and third-person singular future subjunctive of chamar
  3. first-person and third-person singular personal infinitive of chamar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese, from Old Portuguese chamar ‎(call), from Latin clamāre, present active infinitive of clamō. Compare Spanish llamar.

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Verb[edit]

chamar ‎(first-person singular present indicative chamo, past participle chamado)

  1. (transitive) to call; to summon (to ask someone to come)
    Tem uma partida amanhã, chamem seus amigos.
    There is a match tomorrow, call your friends.
  2. (ditransitive, with the indirect object taking de) to call (to use as the name of)
    Os botânicos chamam aquele tipo de árvore de gimnosperma.
    Botanists call that type of tree a gymnosperm.
  3. (ditransitive, copulative with de for the second object) to call (to verbally ascribe someone a quality)
    Me chamaram de feio na escola.
    They called me ugly at school.
  4. (takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive) to be called (to have a specific name)
    Olá, me chamo Pedro.
    Hi, I’m called Peter.

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:chamar.

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