Definition of dama
1 capitalized : a genus of deers consisting of the fallow deer
2 plural -s [New Latin (specific epithet of Gazella dama), from Latin, fallow deer] : addra
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Origin and Etymology of dama
New Latin, from Latin dama, damma fallow deer, antelope, chamois, perhaps of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish dam ox, dam allaid stag, Welsh dafad sheep, Old Cornish dauat; akin to Greek damalēs young bull, Sanskrit damya young bull, dāmyati he tames
First Known Use: 1801See Words from the same year
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