English edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Latin Sara (Sarah).

Pronunciation edit

  • like Sarah, which see
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  • Rhymes: -ɛɹə
  • Rhymes: -ɑːɹə

Proper noun edit

Sara (plural Saras)

  1. A female given name from Latin [in turn from Ancient Greek, in turn from Hebrew], variant of Sarah
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Hebrews 11:11:
      Through faith also Sara her selfe receiued strength to conceiue seede, and was deliuered of a child when she was past age, because she iudged 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, 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.'

Translations edit

Anagrams edit

Danish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /saːra/, [ˈsɑːʁɑ]

Proper noun edit

Sara

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

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Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch sara, from Latin Sara, from Ancient Greek Σᾱ́ρᾱ (Sā́rā), from Hebrewשָׂרָה⁩.

Pronunciation edit

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

Proper noun edit

Sara f

  1. (biblical) Sarah
    Synonyms: Sarai, Saraï
  2. a female given name from Hebrew

Related terms edit

Anagrams edit

Ewe edit

Proper noun edit

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.

Finnish edit

Etymology 1 edit

Modern variant of Saara (Sarah), popularized in the 1980s. Sometimes also associated with the Finnish noun sara (sedge).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑrɑ/, [ˈs̠ɑ̝rɑ̝]
  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑːrɑ/, [ˈs̠ɑ̝ːrɑ̝] (older pronunciation, perceived as Swedish influence)
  • Rhymes: -ɑrɑ
  • Syllabification(key): Sa‧ra

Proper noun edit

Sara

  1. a female given name
    • 1927, Anni Swan, Sara ja Sarri, WSOY, published 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? - - -"
      Sarri curtseyed and felt very awkward.
      "The provost's wife sent her regards", she got blurted out.
      "Thank you. What is your name?"
      "Saara."
      "How funny is that! That's the same name I have."
      The ole lady turned towards the person speaking.
      "Sara, are you up this early? - - -"
    • 1982, Eeva Joenpelto, Elämän rouva, rouva Glad, WSOY, →ISBN, page 133:
      Ja jos voisitte pyhästä saarnatuolistanne lausua etunimen Sara, ei Saara. Siis Sara Elisa Glad.
      And if you may still pronounce Sara from your sacred pulpit, not Saara. Sara Elisa Glad.
    • 1995, Jari Tervo, Pyhiesi yhteyteen, WSOY, →ISBN, page 89:
      ―Mulla on sama nimi näyttelijän kans.
      ―Kenen.
      ―Isi sanoo niin.
      ―Mikä nimi se on.
      Sara.
      ―Se on hieno nimi.
      Sara Suurperkiö, kuusi vuotta.
      ―I've got the same name as an actress.
      ―Who.
      ―Dad tells me that.
      ―What's the name.
      Sara.
      ―That's a good name.
      Sara Suurperkiö, six years old.
    • 2002, Leena Lehtolainen, Kun luulit unohtaneesi, Tammi, →ISBN:
      Sara oli inhonnut sukunimeään lapsesta asti, ja kymmenkunta vuotta sitten hän oli vaihtanut sen Seliniksi, joka oli ollut mummon isänäidin tyttönimi. Samalla hävisi Saarasta toinen a, mutta äiti ja Veikko kutsuivat häntä edelleen Saaraksi.
      Sara had loathed her surname ever since she was a child, and some dozen years later she had changed it to Selin, the maiden name of her father's mother. At the same time Saara lost one of its A's, but her mother and Veikko still called her Saara.
Declension edit
Inflection of Sara (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Sara Sarat
genitive Saran Sarojen
partitive Saraa Saroja
illative Saraan Saroihin
singular plural
nominative Sara Sarat
accusative nom. Sara Sarat
gen. Saran
genitive Saran Sarojen
Sarainrare
partitive Saraa Saroja
inessive Sarassa Saroissa
elative Sarasta Saroista
illative Saraan Saroihin
adessive Saralla Saroilla
ablative Saralta Saroilta
allative Saralle Saroille
essive Sarana Saroina
translative Saraksi Saroiksi
abessive Saratta Saroitta
instructive Saroin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Sara (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Sarani Sarani
accusative nom. Sarani Sarani
gen. Sarani
genitive Sarani Sarojeni
Sarainirare
partitive Saraani Sarojani
inessive Sarassani Saroissani
elative Sarastani Saroistani
illative Saraani Saroihini
adessive Sarallani Saroillani
ablative Saraltani Saroiltani
allative Saralleni Saroilleni
essive Saranani Saroinani
translative Sarakseni Saroikseni
abessive Sarattani Saroittani
instructive
comitative Saroineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Sarasi Sarasi
accusative nom. Sarasi Sarasi
gen. Sarasi
genitive Sarasi Sarojesi
Saraisirare
partitive Saraasi Sarojasi
inessive Sarassasi Saroissasi
elative Sarastasi Saroistasi
illative Saraasi Saroihisi
adessive Sarallasi Saroillasi
ablative Saraltasi Saroiltasi
allative Sarallesi Saroillesi
essive Saranasi Saroinasi
translative Saraksesi Saroiksesi
abessive Sarattasi Saroittasi
instructive
comitative Saroinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Saramme Saramme
accusative nom. Saramme Saramme
gen. Saramme
genitive Saramme Sarojemme
Saraimmerare
partitive Saraamme Sarojamme
inessive Sarassamme Saroissamme
elative Sarastamme Saroistamme
illative Saraamme Saroihimme
adessive Sarallamme Saroillamme
ablative Saraltamme Saroiltamme
allative Sarallemme Saroillemme
essive Saranamme Saroinamme
translative Saraksemme Saroiksemme
abessive Sarattamme Saroittamme
instructive
comitative Saroinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Saranne Saranne
accusative nom. Saranne Saranne
gen. Saranne
genitive Saranne Sarojenne
Sarainnerare
partitive Saraanne Sarojanne
inessive Sarassanne Saroissanne
elative Sarastanne Saroistanne
illative Saraanne Saroihinne
adessive Sarallanne Saroillanne
ablative Saraltanne Saroiltanne
allative Sarallenne Saroillenne
essive Sarananne Saroinanne
translative Saraksenne Saroiksenne
abessive Sarattanne Saroittanne
instructive
comitative Saroinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Saransa Saransa
accusative nom. Saransa Saransa
gen. Saransa
genitive Saransa Sarojensa
Sarainsarare
partitive Saraansa Sarojaan
Sarojansa
inessive Sarassaan
Sarassansa
Saroissaan
Saroissansa
elative Sarastaan
Sarastansa
Saroistaan
Saroistansa
illative Saraansa Saroihinsa
adessive Sarallaan
Sarallansa
Saroillaan
Saroillansa
ablative Saraltaan
Saraltansa
Saroiltaan
Saroiltansa
allative Saralleen
Sarallensa
Saroilleen
Saroillensa
essive Saranaan
Saranansa
Saroinaan
Saroinansa
translative Sarakseen
Saraksensa
Saroikseen
Saroiksensa
abessive Sarattaan
Sarattansa
Saroittaan
Saroittansa
instructive
comitative Saroineen
Saroinensa
Statistics edit
  • Sara is the 55th most common female given name in Finland, belonging to 12,076 female individuals (and as a middle name to 2,848 more), according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.

Etymology 2 edit

From sara (sedge) or the weak grade of sarka through place names.[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑrɑ/, [ˈs̠ɑ̝rɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrɑ
  • Syllabification(key): Sa‧ra

Proper noun edit

Sara

  1. a Finnish surname
Declension edit
Inflection of Sara (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Sara Sarat
genitive Saran Sarojen
partitive Saraa Saroja
illative Saraan Saroihin
singular plural
nominative Sara Sarat
accusative nom. Sara Sarat
gen. Saran
genitive Saran Sarojen
Sarainrare
partitive Saraa Saroja
inessive Sarassa Saroissa
elative Sarasta Saroista
illative Saraan Saroihin
adessive Saralla Saroilla
ablative Saralta Saroilta
allative Saralle Saroille
essive Sarana Saroina
translative Saraksi Saroiksi
abessive Saratta Saroitta
instructive Saroin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Sara (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Sarani Sarani
accusative nom. Sarani Sarani
gen. Sarani
genitive Sarani Sarojeni
Sarainirare
partitive Saraani Sarojani
inessive Sarassani Saroissani
elative Sarastani Saroistani
illative Saraani Saroihini
adessive Sarallani Saroillani
ablative Saraltani Saroiltani
allative Saralleni Saroilleni
essive Saranani Saroinani
translative Sarakseni Saroikseni
abessive Sarattani Saroittani
instructive
comitative Saroineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Sarasi Sarasi
accusative nom. Sarasi Sarasi
gen. Sarasi
genitive Sarasi Sarojesi
Saraisirare
partitive Saraasi Sarojasi
inessive Sarassasi Saroissasi
elative Sarastasi Saroistasi
illative Saraasi Saroihisi
adessive Sarallasi Saroillasi
ablative Saraltasi Saroiltasi
allative Sarallesi Saroillesi
essive Saranasi Saroinasi
translative Saraksesi Saroiksesi
abessive Sarattasi Saroittasi
instructive
comitative Saroinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Saramme Saramme
accusative nom. Saramme Saramme
gen. Saramme
genitive Saramme Sarojemme
Saraimmerare
partitive Saraamme Sarojamme
inessive Sarassamme Saroissamme
elative Sarastamme Saroistamme
illative Saraamme Saroihimme
adessive Sarallamme Saroillamme
ablative Saraltamme Saroiltamme
allative Sarallemme Saroillemme
essive Saranamme Saroinamme
translative Saraksemme Saroiksemme
abessive Sarattamme Saroittamme
instructive
comitative Saroinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Saranne Saranne
accusative nom. Saranne Saranne
gen. Saranne
genitive Saranne Sarojenne
Sarainnerare
partitive Saraanne Sarojanne
inessive Sarassanne Saroissanne
elative Sarastanne Saroistanne
illative Saraanne Saroihinne
adessive Sarallanne Saroillanne
ablative Saraltanne Saroiltanne
allative Sarallenne Saroillenne
essive Sarananne Saroinanne
translative Saraksenne Saroiksenne
abessive Sarattanne Saroittanne
instructive
comitative Saroinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Saransa Saransa
accusative nom. Saransa Saransa
gen. Saransa
genitive Saransa Sarojensa
Sarainsarare
partitive Saraansa Sarojaan
Sarojansa
inessive Sarassaan
Sarassansa
Saroissaan
Saroissansa
elative Sarastaan
Sarastansa
Saroistaan
Saroistansa
illative Saraansa Saroihinsa
adessive Sarallaan
Sarallansa
Saroillaan
Saroillansa
ablative Saraltaan
Saraltansa
Saroiltaan
Saroiltansa
allative Saralleen
Sarallensa
Saroilleen
Saroillensa
essive Saranaan
Saranansa
Saroinaan
Saroinansa
translative Sarakseen
Saraksensa
Saroikseen
Saroiksensa
abessive Sarattaan
Sarattansa
Saroittaan
Saroittansa
instructive
comitative Saroineen
Saroinensa
Statistics edit
  • The surname Sara belongs to 146 individuals, according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.

References edit

  1. ^ Mikkonen, Pirjo; Paikkala, Sirkka (2000) Sukunimet, Helsinki: Otava, →ISBN

French edit

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Sara f

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

Anagrams edit

Galician edit

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Sara f

  1. a female given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Sarah
  2. (biblical) Sarah (wife of Abraham)

German edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈzaːʁa]
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  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Sa‧ra

Proper noun edit

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah
  2. a female given name from Biblical Hebrew; variant form Sarah

Icelandic edit

Pronunciation edit

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Sara f

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. a female given name from Hebrew

Declension edit

Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin Sāra, from Ancient Greek Σᾱ́ρᾱ (Sā́rā), from Biblical Hebrewשָׂרָה(Śārāh).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsa.ra/
  • Rhymes: -ara
  • Hyphenation: Sà‧ra

Proper noun edit

Sara f

  1. (biblical) Sarah (wife of Abraham)
  2. a female given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Sarah

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

Sara

  1. Rōmaji transcription of サラ

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek Σᾱ́ρᾱ (Sā́rā), from ⁧שָׂרָה(Śārāh)

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Sāra f sg (genitive Sārae); first declension

  1. a female given name from Hebrew

Declension edit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Sāra
Genitive Sārae
Dative Sārae
Accusative Sāram
Ablative Sārā
Vocative Sāra

Norwegian edit

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Sara

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

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Proper noun edit

Sara f

  1. a female given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Sarah
  2. (biblical) Sarah (wife of Abraham)

Etymology 2 edit

Alternative forms edit

Proper noun edit

Sara m

  1. Sahara (a desert in northern Africa)

Slovene edit

Proper noun edit

Sara ?

  1. a female given name

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaɾa/ [ˈsa.ɾa]
  • Rhymes: -aɾa
  • Syllabification: Sa‧ra

Proper noun edit

Sara f

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

Quotations edit

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

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Sara c (genitive Saras)

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

References edit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 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.

Anagrams edit

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Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Sara

  1. the Sahara
  2. a female given name