[gam-uh; Portuguese gah-muh]
- Vas·co da [vas-koh duh; Portuguese vahsh-koo duh] /ˈvæs koʊ də; Portuguese ˈvɑʃ kʊ də/, c1460–1524, Portuguese navigator: discovered the sea route from Portugal around the continent of Africa to India.
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As unlucky as Gama was to have been hit, he was incredibly lucky that neither bullet had pierced his skull into his brain.
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The public realized this, and gave the most enthusiastic reception to 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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