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See also: Bora, bóra, böra, borā, bora-, and Borá

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Gamilaraay būru.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bora (plural boras)

  1. A initiation ceremony for males among the Aborigines of New South Wales.
SynonymsEdit

QuotationsEdit

  • 1873, William Ridley, Report on Australian Languages and Traditions, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 2
    Birribirai, a youth not yet admitted to a bora.
  • 1885, A. L. P. Cameron, Notes on some Tribes of New South Wales, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 14
    By far the most important among the ceremonies practised by the aborigines of New South Wales is the Bora, at which youths are initiated to manhood...

Etymology 2Edit

Perhaps from a dialectal form of Italian borea (north wind), from Latin Boreās.

NounEdit

bora

  1. A cold, often dry, northeasterly wind which blows, sometimes in violent gusts, down from mountains on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It also applies to cold, squally, downslope winds in other parts of the world.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 650:
      When the bora blew down from the mountains, announcing the winter, would he ride it on out of town?
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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

bor +‎ -a (possessive suffix)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈborɒ]
  • Hyphenation: bo‧ra

NounEdit

bora

  1. third-person singular (single possession) possessive of bor

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative bora
accusative borát
dative borának
instrumental borával
causal-final boráért
translative borává
terminative boráig
essive-formal boraként
essive-modal borául
inessive borában
superessive borán
adessive boránál
illative borába
sublative borára
allative borához
elative borából
delative boráról
ablative borától

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse bora (to drill), from borr (drill) (Icelandic bor).

VerbEdit

bora (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative boraði, supine borað)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to bore, drill
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse bora, from bora (to drill), from borr (drill).

NounEdit

bora f (genitive singular boru, nominative plural borur)

  1. hole (small and undesirable abode)
  2. butthole (anus)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

bora m

  1. indefinite accusative plural of bor
  2. indefinite genitive plural of bor

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin borea.

NounEdit

bora f (plural bore)

  1. bora (north-eastern wind)

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

bora m

  1. genitive singular form of bors

Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈporɑ/

VerbEdit

bora

  1. inflection of borrat:
    1. present indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular imperative
    3. imperative connegative

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bora n

  1. definite neuter plural of bor (Etymology 2)

VerbEdit

bora

  1. simple past of bore
  2. past participle of bore

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bora n, m

  1. definite neuter plural of bor (Etymology 2)

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb beran.

NounEdit

bora m

  1. bearer (only attested in compounds)

Old SwedishEdit

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Short for embora. From the phrase vamos embora.

InterjectionEdit

bora

  1. let's go
    Bora lá!Let's go there!
  2. let's
    Bora comer!Let's eat!

SynonymsEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bora f (plural boras)

  1. (sports, Surmiran) ball

SynonymsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) balla

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

bóra f (Cyrillic spelling бо́ра)

  1. wrinkle
  2. (geology) fold

DeclensionEdit


SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Particularly: “Arabic?”

AdjectiveEdit

bora (invariable)

  1. fine, excellent

TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

bora

  1. dative singular of bor

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bora (definite accusative borayı, plural boralar)

  1. (meteorology) squall