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

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.
    • 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...
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

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?
TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


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

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/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

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Norwegian bor.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpoːra/

NounEdit

bōra

  1. boron
InflectionEdit
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 readingEdit
  • 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 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpora/

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

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bora n or m

  1. definite neuter plural of bor (Etymology 2)

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb beran.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bora m

  1. bearer (only attested in compounds)

Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

bora

  1. to bore
ConjugationEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Icelandic: bora
  • Faroese: bora
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bore
  • Norwegian Bokmål: bore
  • Old Swedish: bora, bura
  • Danish: bore
  • Westrobothnian: bora
  • Gutnish: bure, bur', bura

NounEdit

bora f (genitive boru, plural borur)

  1. a drilling hole
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bore f

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

bora

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

ReferencesEdit

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

Old SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

bora

  1. to drill, penetrate

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit


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


RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bora

  1. third-person singular imperfect indicative of borî

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

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

AdjectiveEdit

bora (invariable)

  1. fine, excellent
  2. better
  3. best

Derived termsEdit


TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

bora

  1. dative singular of bor

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bora (definite accusative borayı, plural boralar)

  1. (meteorology) squall

WestrobothnianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

bora (preterite & supine bora)

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