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4 letters words from 'lama'

ALMA 6AMLA 6
LAMA 6MALA 6

3 letters words from 'lama'

AAL 3ALA 3
AMA 5LAM 5
MAA 5MAL 5

2 letters words from 'lama'

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AM 4LA 2
MA 4 

All 4 letters words made out of lama

lama alma lmaa mlaa amla mala laam alam laam alam aalm aalm lmaa mlaa lama alma mala amla amal maal aaml aaml maal amal

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Definitions and meaning of lama

lama

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑː.mə/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːmə
  • Homophone: llama

Etymology 1

From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma).

Noun

lama (plural lamas)

  1. A master of Tibetan Buddhism.
Related terms
  • lamasery
  • Dalai Lama
  • Panchen Lama
Translations

Further reading

  • lama on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

Noun

lama (plural lamas)

  1. Alternative form of llama

Anagrams

  • Alam, Alma, Amal, alma, amla, laam

Blagar

Noun

lama

  1. plate

References

  • Antoinette Schapper, The Papuan Languages of Timor, Alor and Pantar: Volume 1 (2014), p. 174

Brunei Malay

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lama/
  • Hyphenation: la‧ma

Adjective

lama

  1. old (age of non-living things)

Antonyms

  • (age): baru (new) (non-living things)

Coordinate terms

  • (age): tua (old) (living things)

Corsican

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlama/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from French lame. Cognates include Italian lama.

Noun

lama f (plural lame)

  1. blade

Etymology 2

From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma).

Noun

lama m

  1. (Tibetan Buddhism) lama (religious person)
Related terms
  • Dalaï Lama

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Noun

lama f (plural lame)

  1. llama (Lama glama)

References

  • “lama” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlama]
  • Hyphenation: la‧ma

Noun

lama f

  1. llama

Declension

Further reading

  • lama in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • lama in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaː.maː/
  • Hyphenation: la‧ma

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Noun

lama m (plural lama's, diminutive lamaatje n)

  1. llama, Lama glama
    Synonym: schaapkameel

Etymology 2

Ultimately from Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun

lama m (plural lama's, diminutive lamaatje n)

  1. Buddhist lama
Derived terms
  • dalai lama
  • lamaïsme

Etymology 3

Portmanteau of laat maar.

Interjection

lama

  1. (informal) never mind, forget it

Anagrams

  • maal

Faroese

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Noun

lama f (genitive singular lamu, plural lamur)

  1. llama

Declension


Finnish

Etymology 1

From Proto-Finnic *lama (compare Estonian lamama (to lie down), Ludian lama, Votic lama), borrowed from Proto-Germanic *lamaz (lame, withered; defective).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑmɑ/, [ˈlɑmɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑmɑ
  • Syllabification: la‧ma

Noun

lama

  1. (economics) depression
  2. paralysis, depression (state of being inable to act)
Declension
Synonyms
  • (state of being inable to act): depressio, lannistuneisuus, lamaannus, masennus
Derived terms
Compounds
  • lamakausi
  • lamatila

Etymology 2

From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑ(ː)mɑ/, [ˈlɑ(ː)mɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑmɑ
  • Syllabification: la‧ma

Noun

lama

  1. (Buddhism) lama
Declension
Derived terms
  • lamaismi
  • lamalainen
  • lamalaisuus

Anagrams

  • Alma

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /la.ma/

Etymology 1

From Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Noun

lama m (plural lamas)

  1. llama

Etymology 2

From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma).

Noun

lama m (plural lamas)

  1. (Buddhism) lama

Etymology 3

Inflected forms.

Verb

lama

  1. third-person singular past historic of lamer

Further reading

  • “lama” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Etymology

Either from Latin lāma (marshy place, bog), or from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia but having the same ultimate origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlama̝/

Noun

lama f (plural lamas)

  1. mud
    (proverb)
    Synonyms: bullo, lodo, trollo
  2. wet meadow; marsh; slough
    Synonyms: bulleiro, lameiro, lamela

Derived terms

  • Lama
  • Lamaboa
  • Lamagrande
  • Lamalonga
  • Lamamá
  • Lamas

Related terms

References

  • “lama” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “lama” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “lama” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “lama” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “lama” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Hawaiian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *rama, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *damaR (compare Maori rama (torch), Malay damar (resin, torch)).

Noun

lama

  1. torch
  2. light

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːma/
  • Rhymes: -aːma

Verb

lama (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative lamaði, supine lamað)

  1. to lame, cripple

Conjugation

Adjective

lama (invariable)

  1. lame

Indonesian

Etymology

From Malay lama, from Proto-Austronesian *lama.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /la.ma/
  • Hyphenation: la‧ma

Adjective

lama

  1. long: having great duration; seemingly lasting a lot of time, because it is boring or tedious or tiring.
    Synonym: panjang
  2. duration
    Synonym: durasi
  3. ancient
    Synonym: kuno
  4. old
    Synonym: tua

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “lama” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈla.ma/
  • Hyphenation: là‧ma

Etymology 1

Borrowed from French lame, from Latin lāmina. Doublet of lamina.

Noun

lama f (plural lame)

  1. blade (of a razor or sword)
Derived terms
  • lametta

Etymology 2

From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma).

Noun

lama m (invariable)

  1. lama (religious person)
Related terms
  • lamasseria

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Noun

lama m (plural lami)

  1. llama

Etymology 4

From Latin lāma.

Noun

lama f (plural lame)

  1. bog, fen

Anagrams

  • alma

Laboya

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlamːa]

Noun

lama

  1. tongue

References

  • Allahverdi Verdizade (2019), “lama”, in Lamboya word list, Leiden: LexiRumah

Latin

Etymology

For *lacma, from Proto-Indo-European *lak-. Cognate with Latin lacus.

Noun

lāma f (genitive lāmae); first declension

  1. slough, bog, fen

Declension

First-declension noun.

Descendants

  • Asturian: llama
  • Galician: lama
  • Italian: lama
  • Mozarabic: ليامة(ʎama)
  • Portuguese: lama
  • Spanish: lama

References

  • lama in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lama in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lama in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • lama in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • lama in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Latvian

Noun

lama f (4th declension)

  1. llama

Declension

Noun

lama m (4th declension)

  1. lama

Declension


Malay

Etymology

From Proto-Austronesian *lama (old, former).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lama/
  • Rhymes: -ama, -ma
  • (Johor-Riau) IPA(key): [lä.mə]

Adjective

lama (Jawi spelling لاما‎)

  1. long (duration of time)
  2. old (inanimate object)
  3. old (something from the distant past)
See also
  • panjang (long in length)
  • tua (old in age)

Noun

lama (Jawi spelling لاما‎, plural lama-lama, informal 1st possessive lamaku, impolite 2nd possessive lamamu, 3rd possessive lamanya)

  1. lama

Further reading

  • “lama” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.
  • Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Maranao

Noun

lama

  1. field
  2. yard
  3. lawn
  4. playground

References

  • A Maranao Dictionary, by Howard P. McKaughan and Batua A. Macaraya

Northern Puebla Nahuatl

Etymology

C.f. Classical Nahuatl ilama (old woman).

Noun

lama

  1. female

Derived terms

  • lamahchichi
  • lamahtotoli
  • lamatzin

References

  • Brockway, Earl; Hershey de Brockway, Trudy; Santos Valdés, Leodegario (2018) Diccionario náhuatl del norte del estado de Puebla (Series de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas "Mariano Silva y Aceves"; 42)‎[1] (in Spanish), segunda ILV edición (versión electrónica) edition, Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 72

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈlama/

Verb

lama

  1. inflection of lapmat:
    1. present indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular imperative
    3. imperative connegative

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Spanish llama and Quechua llama (sense 1)
From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma) (sense 2)

Noun

lama m (definite singular lamaen, indefinite plural lamaer, definite plural lamaene)

  1. a llama (South American mammal)
  2. a lama (Buddhist monk or spiritual leader)

References

  • “lama” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “lama_1” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • “lama_2” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Spanish llama and Quechua llama (sense 1)
From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma) (sense 2)

Noun

lama m (definite singular lamaen, indefinite plural lamaer or lamaar, definite plural lamaene or lamaane)

  1. a llama (South American mammal)
  2. a lama (Buddhist monk or spiritual leader)

References

  • “lama” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *lamaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑ.mɑ/

Adjective

lama

  1. lame

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: lame
    • Scots: lame
    • English: lame

Oromo

Numeral

lama

  1. two.

Papiamentu

Alternative forms

  • laman (alternative spelling)

Etymology

From Spanish la mar and Portuguese mar and Portuguese lama ("mire") and Kabuverdianu már.

Compare Nahuatl láma̱r.

Noun

lama

  1. sea
  2. ocean
  3. beach

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈla.ma/

Etymology 1

From Spanish llama, from Quechua

Noun

lama f

  1. llama
Declension

Etymology 2

From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma)

Noun

lama m pers

  1. lama
Declension

Etymology 3

From French lame.

Noun

lama f

  1. lamé (fabric)
Declension

Further reading

  • lama in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: la‧ma
  • Rhymes: -ɐmɐ, -ɐ̃mɐ

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese lama, from Latin lāma (swamp).

Noun

lama f (plural lamas)

  1. mud (soil and water)
    Synonyms: barro, lodo
Derived terms
  • lama vermelha
Related terms

Etymology 2

From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma, lama).

Noun

lama m (plural lamas)

  1. lama (master of Tibetan Buddhism)

Etymology 3

Noun

lama m or f (in variation) (plural lamas)

  1. Portugal form of lhama

Further reading

  • lama on the Portuguese Wikipedia.Wikipedia pt

Romanian

Etymology

From French lama.

Noun

lama m (uncountable)

  1. lama

Declension


Slovak

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɫama/

Noun

lama f (genitive singular lamy, nominative plural lamy, genitive plural lám, declension pattern of žena)

  1. (zoology) llama

Declension

Derived terms

  • lamí

References

  • lama in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Slovene

Etymology 1

From Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /làːma/

Noun

láma f

  1. llama (South Americal mammal of the camel family, Llama glama)
Inflection

Etymology 2

Ultimately from Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /làːma/

Noun

láma m anim

  1. lama (master of Tibetan Buddhism)
Inflection

Spanish

Etymology 1

From Latin lama.

Noun

lama f (plural lamas)

  1. slime, mud
  2. fine sand
  3. (Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico) moss
Related terms
  • lamedal
  • lamero
See also
  • baba f
  • cieno m

Etymology 2

From Tibetan.

Noun

lama m (plural lamas)

  1. (Buddhism) lama (master of Tibetan Buddhism)

Etymology 3

Verb

lama

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of lamer.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of lamer.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of lamer.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of lamer.

Swahili

Pronunciation

Noun

lama (n class, plural lama)

  1. llama (camelid animal)

See also

(Camelids) Camelidae: ngamia na jamaa; ngamia (camel) or jamali, lama (llama), - (guanaco), alpaka (alpaca), - (vicuña) (Category: sw:Camelids) [edit]


Swedish

Adjective

lama

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of lam.

Noun

lama c

  1. lama; a monk
  2. (animal) llama

Declension

References

  • lama in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Anagrams

  • Alma

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /ˈlama/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /ˈlaːma/, /ˈlama/

Etymology 1

From English llama, from Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

Noun

lama m (plural lamaod, not mutable)

  1. llama

Etymology 2

From English llama from Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma).

Noun

lama m (plural lamaod, not mutable)

  1. lama

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “lama”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Wutunhua

Etymology

From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla ma).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [lɑmɑ]

Noun

lama

  1. lama
    Synonym: alak

References

  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[2], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a Buddhist monk.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)