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llama (1) f. (Noun) "flame"
13th cent. From Latin flamma 'id.' From Proto-Italic *flagma- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *bhl̥g-mh2- 'id.' From a root *bhleg- "to burn."
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian llama, Portuguese chama, Galician chama, Catalan flama, French flamme, Italian fiamma, Aromanian fleamã, Romanian flamă, Sardinian fiama
Hellenic
Ancient Greek φλογμός (phlogmós) "flame"
llama (2) f. (Noun) "llama"
Borrowed from Quechua llama 'id.'
llamada f. (Noun) "call"
13th cent. From the past participle of llamar.
llamado (Adjective) "so-called"
15th cent. Derived from the past participle of llamar.
llamar (Verb) "to call"
12th cent. Old Spanish llamar "to call," "to shout." From Latin clamare 'id.' Probably from a noun in Proto-Italic *klām-o/ā "shout." From Proto-Indo-European *kl̥h1-m- 'id.' From *kleh1- "to call."
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian llamar, Portuguese chamar, Galician chamar, Catalan clamar, French clamer, Italian chiamare, Aromanian cljem, Romanian chema, Sardinian ciamare
Italic
Latin calare "to call," Umbrian kar̆etu "he must call" (< Proto-Indo-European *kleh1-)
Germanic
Old Norse hjal "talk," Old High German hellan "to resound," Old Saxon halōn "to get," Old English hlōwan "to roar"
Balto-Slavic
Lithuanian kaļuôt "to talk idly"
Hellenic
Ancient Greek κᾰλεῖν (kaleîn) "to call"
llande f. (Noun) "acorn"
From Latin glandem, accusative of glans 'id.' From Proto-Italic *gwlānd- 'id.,' earlier *gwland-i. From Proto-Indo-European *gwl̥h2-n̥-d(h)i̯- 'id.'
Variants
Asturias, Santander, Álava, La Rioja lande "acorn," "ball"
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese lande, Galician landra, Catalan gla, French gland, Italian ghianda, Aromanian gljindã, Romanian glogn, Sardinian landha
Balto-Slavic
Old Church Slavonic želǫdь "acorn," Polish żołądź 'id.,' Bulgarian žǎ̀lǎd 'id.,' Old Prussian gile 'id.,' Lithuanian (dialects) gìlė̃ 'id.,' Latvian zĩle 'id.'
Hellenic
Ancient Greek βᾰ́λᾰνος (bálanos) "acorn"
Armenian
Armenian kalin "acorn"
Indo-Iranian
Sanskrit gula- "acorn," "penis," "clitoris"
llano (Adjective) "flat"
11th cent. From Latin planus 'id.' From Proto-Italic *plāno- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *pleh2-nó- "flattened."
The origin of the surnames de Llano, Llan, Llana, Llanas and Llanos. Further the origin of Llanes, a town in Oviedo.
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian llanu, Portuguese chão, Catalan pla, French plan, Italian: piano, Romanian plan
Balto-Slavic
Old Prussian plonis "threshing floor," Lithuanian plónas "thin," Latvian plãns 'id.'
llave f. (Noun) "key;" "wrench;" "faucet;" "switch"
13th cent. From Latin clavem, accusative of clavis "key." From Proto-Italic *klāwi- "bolt," "bar," or some simple kind of safeguarding mechanism. From *kleh2-u̯- "to close." Probably from an older root *(s)kleh2- 'id.'
Also the origin of the surnames de la Llave and Lallave.
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian llave, Portuguese chave, Galician chave, Catalan clau, French clé, Italian chiave, Aromanian cljai, Romanian cheie, Sardinian ciae
Germanic
Old High German sloz "lock," English slot
Balto-Slavic
Old Church Slavonic ključь "key," Russian ključ' 'id.,' Czech klíč "hook," Bulgarian kljúč 'id.,' Lithuanian kliū́ti "to brush against"
Hellenic
Ancient Greek κλείς (kleís) "bolt," Mycenaean ka-ra-wi- "bar," Ionic κληΐς (kleiís) 'id.'
llegar (Verb) "to arrive"
12th cent. From Latin plicare "to fold." According to Roberts (2014), an extension of the sense of being 'folded' into something as an arrival at a destination. From Proto-Italic *plek- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *pleḱ- 'id.'
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian llegar, Portuguese chegar, Catalan plegar, French plier, Italian piegare, Aromanian plec, Romanian pleca, Sardinian pigiàre
Germanic
Old Norse flétta "to plait," Old High German flehtan, Old English fleohtan 'id.'
Balto-Slavic
Old Church Slavonic plesti "to plait," Russian plestí 'id.'
Hellenic
Ancient Greek πλέκειν (plékein) "to braid"
Indo-Iranian
Sanskrit praśna- "turban," Young Avestan -frašna- "helm," "mail"
llenar (Verb) "to fill"
16th cent. From lleno.