See also: sahara, Sàhara, Sahāra, and Saharą

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From Arabic صَحَارَى (ṣaḥārā, deserts).

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the Sahara

  1. A desert in North Africa, the largest hot desert in the world.
    Synonym: Zaara
    Coordinate term: Nubian Desert

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Sahara f (related adjective saharský)

  1. Sahara (desert)

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  • Sahara in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • Sahara in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • Sahara in Internetová jazyková příručka

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From Arabic صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʔ, desert).

The area was named after the desert because its construction necessitated the use of a lot of sand to build up a foundation.

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  • IPA(key): /sɑˈɦaː.raː/
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  • Hyphenation: Sa‧ha‧ra

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Sahara n

  1. Sahara
  2. A neighbourhood of Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  3. A neighbourhood of Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands.

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  • van Berkel, Gerard, Samplonius, Kees (2018) “sahara”, in Nederlandse plaatsnamen verklaard[1] (in Dutch), Mijnbestseller.nl, →ISBN

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Borrowed from Arabic صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʔ, desert).

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Sahara m

  1. Sahara
    Synonym: désert du Sahara
    Hypernym: désert
    Holonym: Afrique
    Meronyms: désert de Libye, désert Libyque

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Borrowed from Arabic صَحَارَى (ṣaḥārā, deserts).

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die Sahara f (proper noun, usually definite, definite genitive der Sahara)

  1. Sahara (a desert in North Africa)
    Synonym: Saharawüste

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  • Sahara is feminine and takes the definite article die; compare English "the Sahara".
  • Very occasionally, Sahara occurs without a definite article; in such cases a genitive Saharas may occur. In such usages, the gender is unclear.

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Further reading

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  • Sahara” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Sahara” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Sahara” in Duden online

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From Arabic صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʔ, desert).

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Sahara m

  1. Sahara

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  1. ^ Sahara in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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Sahāra f sg (genitive Sahārae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Sahara (a major desert in North Africa)

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First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Sahāra
Genitive Sahārae
Dative Sahārae
Accusative Sahāram
Ablative Sahārā
Vocative Sahāra
Locative Sahārae

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Borrowed from Arabic صَحَارَى (ṣaḥārā).

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  • IPA(key): /saˈxa.ra/
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  • Rhymes: -ara
  • Syllabification: Sa‧ha‧ra

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Sahara f

  1. Sahara (a desert in Africa)

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  • Sahara in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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Sahara m

  1. Obsolete form of Saara.

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  • IPA(key): /sǎxara/
  • Hyphenation: Sa‧ha‧ra

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Sàhara f (Cyrillic spelling Са̀хара)

  1. Sahara

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  • IPA(key): /saˈaɾa/ [saˈa.ɾa]
  • Rhymes: -aɾa
  • Syllabification: Sa‧ha‧ra

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Sahara m

  1. Sahara (desert)

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Swahili

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Borrowed from Arabic صَحَارَى (ṣaḥārā).

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Sahara

  1. Sahara (desert)