fame (usually uncountable, plural fames)
- (now rare) What is said or reported; gossip, rumour.
- 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 651-4:
- 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 […].
- 2012, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, The Origins of Sex, Penguin 2013, page 23:
- If the accused could produce a specified number of honest neighbours to swear publicly that the suspicion was unfounded, and if no one else came forward to contradict them convincingly, the charge was dropped: otherwise the common fame was held to be true.
- One's reputation.
- The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of.
- William Shakespeare
- I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
- I was about to say that I had known the Celebrity from the time he wore kilts. But I see I will have to amend that, because he was not a celebrity then, nor, indeed, did he achieve fame until some time after I left New York for the West.
state of being famous
- Arabic: شَهْرَة f (šahra)
- Egyptian Arabic: شهرة f (šuhra)
- Aromanian: anamã f
- Belarusian: слава f (sláva)
- Bulgarian: слава (bg) f (sláva), известност (bg) f (izvéstnost)
- Catalan: fama (ca) f
- Mandarin: 名譽 (zh), 名誉 (zh) (míngyù), 聲譽 (zh), 声誉 (zh) (shēngyù)
- Czech: sláva (cs) f, věhlas m, proslulost f
- Danish: berømmelse c
- Dutch: bekendheid (nl) f
- Esperanto: famo
- Finnish: maine (fi), kuuluisuus (fi)
- French: gloire (fr) f
- Galician: fama f
- German: Ruhm (de) m
- Greek: φήμη (el) f (fími), δόξα (el) f (dóxa)
- Hebrew: מוֹנִיטִין (he) m pl
- Hungarian: hír (hu)
- Icelandic: frægð f
- Irish: clú m, alladh m
- Old Irish: clú n
- Italian: fama (it) f
- Japanese: 有名 (ja) (ゆうめい, yūmei), 名声 (ja) (めいせい, meisei)
fame (third-person singular simple present fames, present participle faming, simple past and past participle famed)
- (transitive) To make (someone or something) famous.
From Latin fames.
fame f (plural fames)
- Teníemos fame.
- We're hungry.
From Latin fames, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰə- (“to disappear”). Compare Galician fame, French faim, Portuguese fome and Romanian foame.
- IPA(key): [ˈfaː.me], /ˈfame/
- Hyphenation: fà‧me
fame f (plural fami)
- 2006, Società Biblica di Ginevra, Nuova Riveduta 2006, Psalm 33:19:
- per liberarli dalla morte e conservarli in vita in tempo di fame.
- to deliver them from death and to keep them alive in times of hunger.
- Ho fame.
- I'm hungry (literally: I have hunger).
- plural of fama
- ablative singular of famēs
From Latin femina.
fame f (oblique plural fames, nominative singular fame, nominative plural fames)
- wife, female partner
- Unlike in modern French, fame usually refers to a wife, while dame usually refers to a woman
fame f (plural fames)
- Obsolete form of hambre.