- (rare) What is said or reported; gossip, rumour.
verb (fam, es)
- 1667, There went a 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
- The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of.
Etymology: From famaLatin, fama "talk, rumor, report, reputation", from (phámÄ) "talk", from Proto-Indo-European
- (transitive) to make (someone or something) famous
- bheHâ-mÄ-, from
- bheHâ- "to speak".
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