See also: Contra and contra-

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. against; contrary or opposed to

AdverbEdit

contra ‎(comparative more contra, superlative most contra)

  1. to the contrary to something

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

contra ‎(plural contras)

  1. (business) a deal to swap goods or services
  2. (accounting) an entry that cancels another entry
  3. (music, informal) any of the musical instruments in the contrabass range, e.g. contrabassoon, contrabass clarinet or, especially, double bass
  4. (dance) A contra dance.
  5. (obsolete, US, New England, dance) A country dance.
    • 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pg. 232.
      Folk histories record that contras were gradually displaced by the introduction of the quadrille and the new couple dances.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin contra.

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. against

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin contra.

AdverbEdit

contra

  1. against
    • 2009, Jean Grave, Les Aventures d'en Nono:
      Més endavant, va parlar contra la gent sense família
      But before, he was going to speak against people without family

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

contra

  1. Contra (anti-Sandinista fighter)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of contra (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative contra contrat
genitive contran contrien
partitive contraa contria
illative contraan contriin
singular plural
nominative contra contrat
accusative nom. contra contrat
gen. contran
genitive contran contrien
contrainrare
partitive contraa contria
inessive contrassa contrissa
elative contrasta contrista
illative contraan contriin
adessive contralla contrilla
ablative contralta contrilta
allative contralle contrille
essive contrana contrina
translative contraksi contriksi
instructive contrin
abessive contratta contritta
comitative contrineen

SynonymsEdit


FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

contra

  1. third-person singular past historic of contrer

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkontra/, [ˈkon̪.t̪r̺ä]
  • Hyphenation: cón‧tra

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin contrā.

AdverbEdit

contra

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. Obsolete form of contro.

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of contrare

VerbEdit

contra

  1. third-person singular present indicative of contrare
  2. second-person singular imperative of contrare

AnagramsEdit


LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin contra.

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. against

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱent- ‎(down, below, with, far, along, against), from *ḱen- ‎(to set oneself in motion, arise). Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌽𐌳𐌰𐌽𐌰 ‎(hindana, from beyond), Old Norse hindr ‎(obstacle), Old Norse handan ‎(from that side, beyond), Old High German hintana ‎(behind), Old English hinder ‎(behind, back, in the farthest part, down), More at hinder, contrary.

AdverbEdit

contrā

  1. against
  2. opposite to
  3. contrary to
  4. otherwise
  5. in return, back

PrepositionEdit

contrā ‎(+ accusative)

  1. against
  2. across from, opposite

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • contra in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • contra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • CONTRA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • contra in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to contradict some one: dicere contra aliquem or aliquid (not contradicere alicui)
    • it is a breach of duty to..: contra officium est c. Inf.
    • for the advantage of the state; in the interests of the state: e re publica (opp. contra rem p.)
    • a thing is illegal: aliquid contra legem est
    • to foster revolutionary projects: contra rem publicam sentire
    • to be guilty of high treason: contra rem publicam facere
    • to conspire with some one: conspirare cum aliquo (contra aliquem)
    • against all law, human and divine: contra ius fasque
  • contra” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin contra.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /kõ.tɾɐ/
  • Hyphenation: con‧tra

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. against

AntonymsEdit


SpanishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈko̞n.tra̠]
  • (file)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin contra.

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. against, versus
    la lucha contra prejuicio
    the fight against prejudice

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Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

AdverbEdit

contra

  1. opposite, facing

SynonymsEdit

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