English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Gamilaraay būru.

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

bora (plural boras)

  1. An initiation ceremony for males among the Aboriginal people of New South Wales.
    • 1873, William Ridley, “Report on Australian Languages and Traditions”, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, volume 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, volume 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...
Synonyms edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Either from Serbo-Croatian bura (downslope wind, northeast or ENE wind), or from a dialectal form of Italian borea (north wind) from Latin Boreās.

Noun edit

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, published 2007, page 650:
      When the bora blew down from the mountains, announcing the winter, would he ride it on out of town?
Translations edit

Anagrams edit

Chibcha edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish bola.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

bora

  1. ball

References edit

  • Gómez Aldana D. F., Análisis morfológico del Vocabulario 158 de la Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia. Grupo de Investigación Muysccubun. 2013.

Hausa edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bóː.ɽàː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [bóː.ɽàː]

Noun edit

bōrā̀ f (possessed form bōràr̃)

  1. less-favored wife, wife who is not her husband's favorite

See also edit

Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

bor +‎ -a (possessive suffix)

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

bora

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

Declension edit

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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
boráé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
boráéi

Icelandic edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Verb edit

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

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

Etymology 2 edit

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

Noun edit

bora f (genitive singular boru, nominative plural borur)

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

Etymology 3 edit

Noun edit

bora m

  1. indefinite accusative/genitive plural of bor

Italian edit

Etymology edit

Ultimately from Latin borea.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔ.ra/
  • Rhymes: -ɔra
  • Hyphenation: bò‧ra

Noun edit

bora f (plural bore)

  1. bora (north-eastern wind)

Anagrams edit

Ladino edit

Etymology edit

From Greek βορράς (vorrás, north; violent north wind), from Ancient Greek Βορρᾶς (Borrhâs).

Noun edit

bora f (Latin spelling)

  1. storm, torrential rain, gust of wind

Further reading edit

  • Joseph Nehama, Jesús Cantera (1977) “bóra”, in Dictionnaire du Judéo-Espagnol (in French), Madrid: CSIC, →ISBN, page 96

Latvian edit

Noun edit

bora m

  1. genitive singular of bors

Northern Sami edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Norwegian bor.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpoːra/

Noun edit

bōra

  1. boron
Inflection edit
Even a-stem, no gradation
Nominative bōra
Genitive bōra
Singular Plural
Nominative bōra bōrat
Accusative bōra bōraid
Genitive bōra bōraid
Illative bōrii bōraide
Locative bōras bōrain
Comitative bōrain bōraiguin
Essive bōran
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person bōran bōrame bōramet
2nd person bōrat bōrade bōradet
3rd person bōras bōraska bōraset
Further reading edit
  • Koponen, Eino, Ruppel, Klaas, Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008), Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpora/

Verb edit

bora

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

Northern Sotho edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Bantu *bʊ̀táà.

Noun edit

bora

  1. bow

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

bora n

  1. definite neuter plural of bor (Etymology 2)

Verb edit

bora

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

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

bora n or m

  1. definite neuter plural of bor (Etymology 2)

Old Norse edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Germanic *burōną (to drill, pierce, bore).

Verb edit

bora

  1. to bore
Conjugation edit
Descendants edit
  • Icelandic: bora
  • Faroese: bora
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bore
  • Norwegian Bokmål: bore
  • Old Swedish: bora, bura
  • Danish: bore
  • Gutnish: bure, bur', bura

Noun edit

bora f (genitive boru, plural borur)

  1. a drilling hole
Declension edit
Descendants edit
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bore f

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

bora

  1. inflection of borr:
    1. indefinite accusative plural
    2. indefinite genitive plural

References edit

  • bora”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Swedish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse bora, from Proto-Germanic *burōną.

Verb edit

bora

  1. to drill, penetrate

Conjugation edit

Descendants edit

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Clipping of embora. From the phrase vamos embora.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: bo‧ra

Interjection edit

bora

  1. (informal) let's go
    Synonyms: vamos, vamos lá, vambora, vamo lá, vamo
    Bora!Let's go!

Particle edit

bora

  1. (informal) hortative and cohortative particle; let's
    Synonyms: vamos, vamo
    Bora comprar algo para comer?How about we buy something to eat?

Romanian edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

bora

  1. third-person singular imperfect indicative of borî

Romansch edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

bora f (plural boras)

  1. (sports, Surmiran) ball

Synonyms edit

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

Serbo-Croatian edit

Noun edit

bóra f (Cyrillic spelling бо́ра)

  1. wrinkle
  2. (geology) fold

Declension edit

Swahili edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Hindi बड़ा (baṛā, large, great, massive; important; very).

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Adjective edit

bora (invariable)

  1. fine, excellent
  2. better
  3. best

Derived terms edit

Tswana edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Bantu *bʊ̀táà.

Noun edit

bora class 14 (plural mara)

  1. bow

Turkish edit

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

bora

  1. dative singular of bor

Etymology 2 edit

 
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Inherited from Ottoman Turkish بورا (bora, squall, tempest), possibly a derivation from Proto-Turkic *bora- (north wind; to snow heavily).[1] Cognate with Crimean Tatar and Turkmen boran, Bashkir буран (buran), Kazakh боран (boran). Or a wanderword, compare Italian bora, ultimately from Latin borea and, Greek μπόρα (mpóra). The same root as bora is found in the name of the Greek mythological figure of Boreas (Βορέας). Scholars argue, the Serbo-Croatian name bura and Slovene burja are not etymologically related to bora; they derive from Common Slavic burja 'storm' (from the verb *burĭti), and the meaning 'bora' developed later.

Noun edit

bora (definite accusative borayı, plural boralar)

  1. (meteorology) squall.
  2. (often nautical) more specifically the bora is a northerly to north-easterly katabatic wind. Regardless of its direction, it can gather a hurricane-strength, thus it is a storm too.

References edit

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei, Dybo, Anna, Mudrak, Oleg (2003) “*bora”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill

Yoruba edit

Etymology 1 edit

From (to peel) +‎ ara (body).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

bóra

  1. (transitive) to bleach one's skin; to lighten one's skin
  2. (literal) to peel one's body
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From bo (to cover) +‎ ara (body).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

bora

  1. to cover the body