pluma

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin plūma. Doublet of plume.

Noun[edit]

pluma (plural plumae)

  1. (zoology, archaic) A feather.

Related terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pluma in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

pluma f (plural plumas)

  1. feather

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a semi-learned term taken from Latin plūma (feather). Cf. Spanish pluma, however.

Noun[edit]

pluma f (plural plumes)

  1. feather (element of bird wings)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

pluma

  1. third-person singular past historic of plumer

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin plūma (feather) (Latin pl- normally becomes ch- in inherited Galician); cf. the semi-learned Old Portuguese pruma. See also chumazo, which was popularly inherited and underwent the usual sound changes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pluma f (plural plumas)

  1. feather (element of bird wings)
  2. pen (writing tool)
  3. plume (large and showy feather)

Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plūma

Noun[edit]

pluma

  1. pen

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle English ploume, plomme (plum). Doublet of prúna.

dhá phluma

Noun[edit]

pluma m (genitive singular pluma, nominative plural plumaí)

  1. plum
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Etymology 2[edit]

From English plumb, from Old French *plombe, from Latin plumba, plural of plumbum.

Noun[edit]

pluma m (genitive singular pluma, nominative plural plumaí)

  1. plumb (of plumb-line), plummet

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
pluma phluma bpluma
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *plouksmā, from Proto-Indo-European *plewk-. Cognate with Lithuanian plùnksna (feather).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

plūma f (genitive plūmae); first declension

  1. feather, plume
  2. (by extension) metal scale of armor
  3. beard-down

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plūma plūmae
Genitive plūmae plūmārum
Dative plūmae plūmīs
Accusative plūmam plūmās
Ablative plūmā plūmīs
Vocative plūma plūmae

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Descendants[edit]


Papiamentu[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese pluma and Spanish pluma.

Noun[edit]

pluma

  1. feather
  2. plume



Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin plūma (feather) (Latin pl- normally becomes ch- in inherited Portuguese); cf. the semi-learned Old Portuguese pruma. See also chumaço, which was popularly inherited and underwent the usual sound changes.

Noun[edit]

pluma f (plural plumas)

  1. plume (large and showy feather)
  2. (geology) upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle (mantle plume)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plūma (feather), taken as an early semi-learned term (Latin pl- normally becomes ll- in inherited Spanish), or it may have maintained a conservative pronunciation as it would have been in use by mainly the upper class. A popular evolution of the word may have once existed in pre-literary Spanish, as evidenced by the Old Spanish derivative llumazo (compare Portuguese chumaço; see also Spanish chumacera, borrowed from a related Portuguese term). [1] Cognate to English plume.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pluma f (plural plumas)

  1. feather
  2. pen, fountain pen
    Synonym: pluma estilográfica
  3. (Mexico, US) ballpoint pen
    Synonym: bolígrafo
  4. quill, quill pen
  5. (figuratively) writer, penman
  6. (Spain, slang) effeminacy

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Further reading[edit]

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish pluma.

Noun[edit]

pluma

  1. pen (any writing instrument that uses ink)

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