llama

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See also: llamá

English[edit]

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Two llamas going for a swim

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Pronunciation[edit]

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.

Usage notes[edit]

A male llama is called a macho, and a female llama is called an hembra.

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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)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: llama

See also[edit]

References[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]

From Latin flamma, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlē- (to shimmer, gleam, shine). Compare Catalan flama, Italian fiamma, Portuguese chama, French flamme, German Flamme. Doublet of flama, which was borrowed.

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)
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry., from llamar

Verb[edit]

llama

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of llamar.
    ¿Cómo se llama usted?What is your name? (literally, “How do [you] call yourself?”)
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of llamar.

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