fome

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See also: fòme and ƒome

Galician[edit]

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Noun[edit]

fome f (plural fomes)

  1. Alternative form of fame

References[edit]

  • fame” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>



Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fame, from Vulgar Latin *faminem, from Latin famēs (hunger), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰə- (to disappear). Compare Galician fame, Spanish hambre (Old Spanish fambre), French faim, Italian fame and Romanian foame.

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Noun[edit]

fome f (plural fomes)

  1. (uncountable) hunger (need or compelling desire for food)
    Tenho fome porque não como há três dias.
    I’m hungry because I haven’t eaten in three days.
    (literally, “I have hunger”)
  2. (figuratively) hunger (any strong desire)
    Fome de poder.
    Hunger for power.
  3. famine (extreme shortage of food in a region)
    Ocorreram várias fomes na Etiópia.
    Many famines took place in Ethiopia.

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fome (plural fomes)

  1. (Chile, colloquial) boring, lame, uncool

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