See also: dora, dorá, -dora, døra, and Dóra

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A diminutive of Dorothy used since early 19th century. Sometimes also short for Theodora or Isidora.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dora

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
    • 1856 Margaret Agnes Paull, Dorothy: A Tale, B. Tauchnitz (1857), page 63:
      "I think," said Robert, after waiting in vain for his cousin to speak, "that I shall call you Dorothy. It is a much prettier name than Dora."
      "No, thank you," said Dorothy, quickly; "Dora is good enough for the common purposes of life."

Usage notesEdit

  • Popular as a formal given name in the end of the 19th century.

AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dora f

  1. A pet form of the female given name Dorota.

Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dora

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Dora.

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dora f

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Dora: Doruson
  • daughter of Dora: Dorudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Dora
Accusative Doru
Dative Doru
Genitive Doru

GermanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dora

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Dora.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Δῶρα (Dôra).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dōra f sg (genitive Dōrae); first declension

  1. A town in Phoenicia situated near Mount Carmel

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Dōra
Genitive Dōrae
Dative Dōrae
Accusative Dōram
Ablative Dōrā
Vocative Dōra
Locative Dōrae

ReferencesEdit

  • Dora in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdoɾa/, [ˈd̪oɾa]

Proper nounEdit

Dora f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Dora