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Gama

[gam-uh; Portuguese gah-muh] /ˈgæm ə; Portuguese ˈgɑ mə/
noun
1.
Vasco da
[vas-koh duh;; Portuguese vahsh-koo duh] /ˈvæs koʊ də;; Portuguese ˈvɑʃ kʊ də/ (Show IPA),
c1460–1524, Portuguese navigator: discovered the sea route from Portugal around the continent of Africa to India.
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  • Gama took the goods on board, but refused to examine if they were entire, and also refused to deliver the prisoners.

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  • My head was scarcely on the pillow when the Abbe Gama knocked at my door.

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  • When Gama was next summoned before the king he was received with a frown.

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  • He had very little idea as yet of the firmness of Gama's character.

  • The apology for Gama's refusal to come on shore is exceeding artful.

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  • The public realized this, and gave the most enthusiastic reception to Gama.

  • Gama receives from the monarch a faithful pilot to conduct him to India.

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Gama

/ˈɡɑːmə/
noun
1.
Vasco da (ˈvæskəʊ də). ?1469–1524, Portuguese navigator, who discovered the sea route from Portugal to India around the Cape of Good Hope (1498)
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