drama

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See also: Drama, dramă, dràma, and dráma

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin drāma, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

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Noun[edit]

drama (usually uncountable, plural dramas or dramata)

  1. A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue
    The author released her latest drama, which became a best-seller.
  2. Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)
  3. Theatrical plays in general
  4. A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play
    After losing my job, having a car crash, and the big row with my neighbours, I don't need any more drama.
    • 2018 July 8, Euan McKirdy & Hilary Whiteman, “Thai cave rescue: Divers enter cave to free boys”, in edition.cnn.com[1], CNN, retrieved 2018-07-08:
      Thais have been gripped by the two-week drama unfolding at the Tham Luang cave system, and took to social media Sunday as rescue efforts unfolded.
  5. (slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life or online events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; a situation made more complicated or worse than it should be; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Arabic: دْرَامَا(drāmā)
  • Cebuano: drama
  • Japanese: ドラマ (dorama)
  • Korean: 드라마 (deurama)
  • Malay: drama

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

Noun[edit]

drama m (plural drames)

  1. drama (theatrical and media genre)
  2. drama (theatrical plays in general)
  3. drama (difficult situation)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ, a drachma).

Noun[edit]

drama f (plural drames)

  1. Obsolete spelling of dracma

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English drama, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

Noun[edit]

drama

  1. a theatrical play; a skit
  2. a radio drama
  3. a soap opera, a TV show that is not a comedy.
  4. an act; a display of behavior meant to deceive
  5. (derogatory) a show; mere display or pomp with no substance

Verb[edit]

drama

  1. to be emotional or sentimental
  2. to put on an act

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:drama.


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin drama.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdrama]
  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

Noun[edit]

drama n

  1. drama (composition intended for actors)

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Further reading[edit]

  • drama in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • drama in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin drāma, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma).

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Noun[edit]

drama n (plural drama's, diminutive dramaatje n)

  1. drama (theatrical work; anything involving play acting).
  2. Something tragic, a tragedy.

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

drama n (genitive singular drama, no plural)

  1. drama

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch drama, from Late Latin drāma, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdrama]
  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

Noun[edit]

drama (first-person possessive dramaku, second-person possessive dramamu, third-person possessive dramanya)

  1. drama:
    1. a composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue.
    2. theatrical plays in general.
      Synonyms: sandiwara, teater, tonil
  2. (colloquial) tragedy, a disastrous event, especially one involving great loss of life or injury.
    Synonym: tragedi

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

drama m (genitive singular drama, nominative plural dramaí)

  1. Cois Fharraige form of dráma

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
drama dhrama ndrama
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

drāma n (genitive drāmatis); third declension

  1. drama, play

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative drāma drāmata
Genitive drāmatis drāmatum
Dative drāmatī drāmatibus
Accusative drāma drāmata
Ablative drāmate drāmatibus
Vocative drāma drāmata

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • drama in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • drama in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • drama in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • drama in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • drama in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play).

Noun[edit]

drama n (definite singular dramaet, indefinite plural drama or dramaer, definite plural dramaene)

  1. a drama

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma).

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Noun[edit]

drama n (definite singular dramaet, indefinite plural drama, definite plural dramaa)

  1. (countable or uncountable) a drama

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

drama m (plural dramas)

  1. drama (composition)
  2. drama (theatrical play)
  3. drama (dramatic situation)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

drama m (genitive singular drama, plural dramaichean)

  1. Alternative form of dràm

Noun[edit]

drama

  1. genitive singular of dràm

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /drâma/
  • Hyphenation: dra‧ma

Noun[edit]

drȁma f (Cyrillic spelling дра̏ма)

  1. drama

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin drama, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma). Cognate with English drama.

Noun[edit]

drama m (plural dramas)

  1. drama (genre in art, film, theatre and literature or a work of said genre)
  2. drama, tragedy, plight (quality of intense or high emotion or situation of enormous gravity that heightens such emotions)
    Synonym: tragedia
  3. drama (theatre studies)
    Synonym: teatro
  4. play (work of theatre)
    Synonym: obra
  5. big deal, fuss, scene
    Synonyms: gran cosa, escándalo, escena

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

drama n

  1. a drama

Declension[edit]

Declension of drama 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative drama dramat dramer dramerna
Genitive dramas dramats dramers dramernas

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Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian дра́ма (dráma).

Noun[edit]

drama

  1. drama (theatre)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of drama
nominative sing. drama
genitive sing. draman
partitive sing. dramad
partitive plur. dramoid
singular plural
nominative drama dramad
accusative draman dramad
genitive draman dramoiden
partitive dramad dramoid
essive-instructive draman dramoin
translative dramaks dramoikš
inessive dramas dramoiš
elative dramaspäi dramoišpäi
illative ? dramoihe
adessive dramal dramoil
ablative dramalpäi dramoilpäi
allative dramale dramoile
abessive dramata dramoita
comitative dramanke dramoidenke
prolative dramadme dramoidme
approximative I dramanno dramoidenno
approximative II dramannoks dramoidennoks
egressive dramannopäi dramoidennopäi
terminative I ? dramoihesai
terminative II dramalesai dramoilesai
terminative III dramassai
additive I ? dramoihepäi
additive II dramalepäi dramoilepäi

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007) , “драма”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin drāma, from Ancient Greek δρᾶμα (drâma, an act, a theatrical act, a play), from δράω (dráō, to act, to take action, to achieve).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

drama f (plural dramâu)

  1. drama, play

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
drama ddrama nrama unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.