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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fama ‘talk, rumor, report, reputation’, from Greek φήμη (phḗmē) ‘talk’, from Proto-Indo-European *bheH₂-mā-, from *bheH₂- ‘to speak’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
fame

Plural
-

fame (-)
  1. (rare) What is said or reported; gossip, rumour.
    • 1667, There went a fame in Heav'n that he ere long / Intended to create, and therein plant / A generation, whom his choice regard / Should favour — John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 651-4
  2. The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to fame

Third person singular
fam

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to fame (third-person singular simple present fam, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to make (someone or something) famous

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Italian

Noun

fame f. (plural fami)

  1. hunger
    Ho fame. - I'm hungry.

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Noun

fame f.

  1. Plural form of fama.

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