qaammat

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Greenlandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Inuit *qauma- (dawn, daylight, bright, light), from Proto-Eskimo *qaʁma- (light, bright, dawn, daylight). Compare qaamavoq (is bright, shines).

Noun[edit]

qaammat (plural qaamassutit)

  1. moon
  2. month
    • 1982 August 4, "Qalasersuaq kujalleq Ammassalimmut nuunneqarallartoq", Atuagagdliutit / Grønlandsposten
      BBC-p qaammatini marlunni filmiliornini TV-mi takutittagassaq tuluit ilisimasassarsiortuannut Sir Ernerst Schackleton-imut tunngasoq naammassigaat
      BBC has finished two months of filming for a TV series about English explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton