Nama

noun
Na·​ma | \ ˈnämə \
plural Nama or Namas

Definition of Nama

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 or less commonly Naman \ -​ən \ : one of a Hottentot people of Great Namaqualand in South-West Africa
2 : a dialect of Hottentot

Nama

Na·​ma | \ ˈnāmə \

Definition of Nama (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of hydrolea

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Nama

New Latin, from Greek, stream; akin to Greek nan to flow

Learn More About Nama

Dictionary Entries Near Nama

nam

Nama

namad

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Nama

Cite this Entry

“Nama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nama. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!