llama

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Two llamas going for a swim

Noun[edit]

llama (plural llamas)

  1. A South American mammal of the camel family, Lama glama, used as a domestic beast of burden and a source of wool and meat.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

llama (plural llamas)

  1. Archaic form of lama.
    • 1861, Anthony Trollope, Framley Parsonage
      He was, as it were, a great Llama, shut up in a holy of holies, inscrutable, invisible, inexorable,—not to be seen by men's eyes or heard by their ears, hardly to be mentioned by ordinary men at such periods as these without an inward quaking.

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Catalan[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Noun[edit]

llama m or f (plural llames)

  1. llama

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French lame.

Noun[edit]

llama f (plural llames)

  1. lamé

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Classical Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

llama

  1. llama.

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

llama

  1. llama (Lama glama, a camelid used as a beast of burden in the Andes)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: llama (see there for further descendants)

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Further reading[edit]

  • “llama” in Academia Mayor de la Lengua Quechua (2006) Diccionario quechua-español-quechua, 2nd edition, Cusco: Edmundo Pantigozo.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /ˈʝama/, [ˈɟ͡ʝa.ma]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /ˈʎama/, [ˈʎa.ma]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈʃama/, [ˈʃa.ma]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʒama/, [ˈʒa.ma]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Latin flamma. Doublet of flama.

Noun[edit]

llama f (plural llamas)

  1. flame
    Synonym: flama
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Quechua llama.

Noun[edit]

llama f (plural llamas)

  1. llama (camelid mammal)
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Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

llama

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of llamar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of llamar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of llamar.

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