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fama f. (Noun) "fame"

10th cent. From Latin fama 'id.' From Proto-Italic *fāma- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *bheh2-mh2- "reputation," but originally "speech." From the root *bheh2- "to say." See also habla.

Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Portugese fama, Catalan fama, French fameux, Italian fameux; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Romanian faimă

Italic: Oscan faamat "orders"

Hellenic: Ancient Greek φήμη (phéme) "speech," Doric φάμα (pháma) 'id.,' Aeolic φάμα (pháma) 'id.'