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[gam-uh; Portuguese gah-muh] /ˈgæm ə; Portuguese ˈgɑ mə/
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. Unabridged
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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.

    The Lusiad Lus de Cames
  • He had very little idea as yet of the firmness of Gama's character.

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

    National Epics Kate Milner Rabb
  • The public realized this, and gave the most enthusiastic reception to Gama.

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

    The Lusiad Lus de Cames
  • My head was scarcely on the pillow when the Abbe Gama knocked at my door.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Gama receives from the monarch a faithful pilot to conduct him to India.

    The Lusiad Lus de Cames
British Dictionary definitions for Gama


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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