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Old Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • famne (very early Old Spanish)


From Vulgar Latin *fam(i)ne(m), from Latin famēs.


  • IPA(key): [ˈfam.bɾe], [ˈɸam.bɾe]


fambre f (usually uncountable)

  1. hunger
    • c1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 17r. a.
      por q̃ nos adoxiste en el deſiert por matar atodos de fãbre.
      for you have brought us forth into the desert to kill us all with hunger.
  2. famine
    • c1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 7r. a.-f. 7r. b.
      Apres deſstos vernã otros. vij. de fãbre q̃ nõ mẽbrara a los om̃s de / los. vij. ãnos. de la fartura. E nũqua fue mayor fãbre en tierra de egipto.
      After these will come another seven of famine so that no one shall remember the seven years of plenty. And never was there such famine in the land of Egypt.




fambre f (plural fambres)

  1. Obsolete form of hambre.