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Sara

See also: sara, sarà, Sára, Sárá, šara, and săra

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Variant of Hebrew Sarah from the Ancient Greek of the New Testament.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sara

  1. A female given name.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Hebrews 11:11
      Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
    • 1850 Dinah Craik, Olive, Chapman and Hall, page 151:
      Olive learnt that her young beauty's name, so far from being anything so fine as Maddalena, was plain Sarah — or Sara, as its owner took care to explain. Olive was rather disappointed - but she thought of Coleridge's ladye love; consoled herself, and tried to console the young lady, with repeating
      My pensive Sara! thy soft cheek reclined, &c.
      At which Miss Sara Derwent laughed, and asked who wrote that very pretty poetry?
    • 2008 Philip Hensher, The Northern Clemency, Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 175
      'I wish I was called Sara,' she said out loud.
      'Sarah?' her mother said. 'Why the heck is being called Sarah better than being called Tracy?'
      'Not Sarah, Sara,' Tracy said. 'There's no h, you say Saaara.'

TranslationsEdit

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /saːra/, [ˈsɑːʁɑ]

Proper nounEdit

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. A female given name, often also spelled Sarah.

DutchEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Sara ?

  1. (biblical) Sarah
  2. A female given name

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


EweEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sara

  1. A female given name.
    • Ŋɔŋlɔ Kɔkɔe La le Eʋegbe me, Hebritɔwo 11:11
      Le xɔse me Sara ke hɑ̃ kpɔ ŋusẽ bena, wòfɔ fu, eye wòdzi vi le eƒe nyagɑ̃kuku me; elabena ebu amesi na ŋugbedodoe la nuteƒewɔlae.

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Modern variant of Saara ( =Sarah), also associated with the Finnish noun sara (sedge).

PronunciationEdit

  • (modern) IPA(key): [ˈsɑrɑ]
  • (old, perceived as a Swedish spelling) IPA(key): [ˈsɑːrɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Sa‧ra

Proper nounEdit

Sara

  1. A female given name.
    • 1927 Anni Swan, Sara ja Sarri, WSOY (1966), page 14:
      Sarri niiasi ja tunsi olonsa kovin kömpelöksi.
      "Ruustinna lähetti terveisiä", hän sai soperretuksi.
      "Kiitän. Mikä on nimesi?"
      "Saara."
      "Kuinka hauskaa! Aivan sama nimi kuin minullakin."
      Vanha rouva kääntyi puhujan puoleen.
      "Sara, sinäkö jalkeilla näin aikaisin? - - -"

DeclensionEdit


FrenchEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. A female given name, usually spelled Sarah.

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. A female given name, often also spelled Sarah.

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sara f

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. A female given name.

DeclensionEdit


ItalianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sara f

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. A female given name.

AnagramsEdit


NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. A female given name, recently also spelled Sarah.

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Proper nounEdit

Sara f

  1. Sarah ( given name from Hebrew)
  2. Sarah (wife of Abraham)

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sara m

  1. (Portugal) Sahara (desert)

SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sara f

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. A female given name.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 17:15
    Dijo también Dios á Abraham: A Sarai tu mujer no la llamarás Sarai, mas Sara será su nombre.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Vulgate Latin Sara, from Hebrew. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1464.

Proper nounEdit

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. A female given name, recently also spelled Sarah.

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 62 008 females with the given name Sara (compared to 6971 named Sarah) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.