English edit

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Late Latin aera.

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Noun edit

era (plural eras)

  1. A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, →OCLC:
      Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.
    • 2012 January, Philip E. Mirowski, “Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 1, archived from the original on 4 April 2012, page 87:
      In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance.
  2. (geology) A geochronologic unit of tens to hundreds of millions of years; a subdivision of an eon, and subdivided into periods.

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Asturian edit

Etymology edit

From Late Latin aera.

Noun edit

era f (plural eres)

  1. era (time period)

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Azerbaijani edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Russian э́ра (éra), ultimately from Late Latin aera.

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Noun edit

era (definite accusative eranı, plural eralar)

  1. era
    yeni eraya qədəm qoymaqto enter a new era
    eramızdan əvvəlbefore the commonera

Declension edit

    Declension of era
singular plural
nominative era
eralar
definite accusative eranı
eraları
dative eraya
eralara
locative erada
eralarda
ablative eradan
eralardan
definite genitive eranın
eraların
    Possessive forms of era
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) eram eralarım
sənin (your) eran eraların
onun (his/her/its) erası eraları
bizim (our) eramız eralarımız
sizin (your) eranız eralarınız
onların (their) erası or eraları eraları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) eramı eralarımı
sənin (your) eranı eralarını
onun (his/her/its) erasını eralarını
bizim (our) eramızı eralarımızı
sizin (your) eranızı eralarınızı
onların (their) erasını or eralarını eralarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) erama eralarıma
sənin (your) erana eralarına
onun (his/her/its) erasına eralarına
bizim (our) eramıza eralarımıza
sizin (your) eranıza eralarınıza
onların (their) erasına or eralarına eralarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) eramda eralarımda
sənin (your) eranda eralarında
onun (his/her/its) erasında eralarında
bizim (our) eramızda eralarımızda
sizin (your) eranızda eralarınızda
onların (their) erasında or eralarında eralarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) eramdan eralarımdan
sənin (your) erandan eralarından
onun (his/her/its) erasından eralarından
bizim (our) eramızdan eralarımızdan
sizin (your) eranızdan eralarınızdan
onların (their) erasından or eralarından eralarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) eramın eralarımın
sənin (your) eranın eralarının
onun (his/her/its) erasının eralarının
bizim (our) eramızın eralarımızın
sizin (your) eranızın eralarınızın
onların (their) erasının or eralarının eralarının

Further reading edit

  • era” in Obastan.com.

Basque edit

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Noun edit

era inan

  1. manner

Catalan edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Late Latin aera.

Noun edit

era f (plural eres)

  1. era (time period)
    Synonym: època

Etymology 2 edit

Inherited from Latin ārea (open space; threshing floor). Compare the borrowed doublet àrea.

Noun edit

era f (plural eres)

  1. small section of arable land destined for cultivation

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

era

  1. first/third-person singular imperfect indicative of ser
  2. first/third-person singular imperfect indicative of ésser

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Chuukese edit

Verb edit

era

  1. (intransitive) to say

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Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin aera.

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Noun edit

era f (plural era's)

  1. era, age, epoch
    Synonyms: eeuw, tijdperk
  2. (dated) era, calendar
    Synonym: jaartelling

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Adjective edit

era (accusative singular eran, plural eraj, accusative plural erajn)

  1. adjective form of ero (“bit, piece”).

Fala edit

Verb edit

era

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative of sel (to be)
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative of sel (to be)
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme IV, Chapter 1: Non Diptongación da “E” i a “O” en Nossa Fala:
      Tampocu era normal en o leonés antiguu, según os estudius dos escritus i textus estudiaus, por ejemplu por Menéndez Pidal, quen tamén viñu i estudió o mañegu.
      Neither was it normal in Old Leonese, according to studies of the writings and the texts studied, by Menéndez Pidal for example, who also came and studied Mañego.

Galician edit

Verb edit

era

  1. first/third-person singular imperfect indicative of ser

Interlingua edit

Noun edit

era (plural eras)

  1. era

Verb edit

era

  1. optional irregular past tense form of esser ("to be")

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Late Latin aera.

Noun edit

era f (plural ere)

  1. age, epoch, period
    Synonyms: epoca, età
  2. (geology) era

Etymology 2 edit

Inherited from Latin erat.

Verb edit

era

  1. third-person singular imperfect indicative of essere

Etymology 3 edit

From Latin eram.

Verb edit

era

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of ero, first-person singular imperfect indicative of essere
    • 1314, Dante Alighieri, “Canto I”, in Inferno[2], lines 10–12; republished as Giorgio Petrocchi, editor, La Commedia secondo l'antica vulgata[3], 2nd revised edition, Florence: Casa Editrice Le Lettere, 1994:
      Io non so ben ridir com’i’ v’intrai, ¶ tant’era pien di sonno a quel punto ¶ che la verace via abbandonai.
      I cannot well repeat how there I entered, ⁠¶ ⁠So full was I of slumber at the moment ¶ ⁠In which I had abandoned the true way.

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Ladino edit

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era (Latin spelling, Hebrew spellingאירה⁩)

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative of ser
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative of ser

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Noun edit

era f (genitive erae, masculine erus); first declension

  1. mistress (of a house, with respect to the servants)

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative era erae
Genitive erae erārum
Dative erae erīs
Accusative eram erās
Ablative erā erīs
Vocative era erae

Luganda edit

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Conjunction edit

era

  1. and then (only used for occurrences in chronological order)

See also edit

References edit

The Essentials of Luganda, J. D. Chesswas, 4th edition. Oxford University Press: Nairobi. 1967, p. 95.

Mirandese edit

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Verb edit

era

  1. first/third-person singular imperfect of ser

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Verb edit

era

  1. (archaic or dialectal) plural present of vera

Occitan edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

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era f

  1. feminine singular of eth

Pronoun edit

era

  1. (Gascony) she

Old Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *aiʀu, from Proto-Germanic *aizō.

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ēra f

  1. honour
  2. dignity

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Descendants edit

  • Middle Dutch: êre
    • Dutch: eer
      • Afrikaans: eer
      • Negerhollands: eer
    • Limburgish: ieër

Further reading edit

  • ēra”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *aiʀu, from Proto-Germanic *aizō, whence also Old English ār, Old Norse eir.

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Noun edit

ēra f

  1. honour
  2. renown
  3. respect

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Descendants edit

References edit

  • Henry Frowde, An Old High German Primer
  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer with grammar, notes and glossary, Second Edition

Old Saxon edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *aiʀu, from Proto-Germanic *aizō, whence also Old English ār, Old Norse eir.

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ēra f

  1. honour
  2. renown
  3. glory

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Old Tupi edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ.ɾa/, /ˈtɛ.ɾa/

Noun edit

era (IIa class, possessable, absolute tera, R1 rera, R2 sera, R3 era)

  1. name

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Polish edit

Etymology edit

Internationalism; compare English era, French ère, German Ära, ultimately from Late Latin aera.

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Noun edit

era f

  1. era

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Further reading edit

  • era in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • era in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Late Latin aera.

Noun edit

era f (plural eras)

  1. era (time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year)
    Synonym: época
  2. (archaeology) age (period of human prehistory)
    Synonym: idade
  3. (geology) era (unit of time, smaller than aeons and greater than periods)
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Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

era

  1. first/third-person singular imperfect indicative of ser

Rapa Nui edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *e-la. Cognates include Tuamotuan era and Maori ērā.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈe.ɾa/
  • Hyphenation: e‧ra

Determiner edit

era

  1. that
    Te vaka era.That canoe.

See also edit

References edit

  • Veronica Du Feu (1996) Rapanui (Descriptive Grammars), Routledge, →ISBN, page 145
  • Paulus Kieviet (2017) A grammar of Rapa Nui[5], Berlin: Language Science Press, →ISBN, page 194

Romanian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

era

  1. third-person singular imperfect indicative of fi: he/she was (being)
    el era pierdut
    he was lost
    el era sarcastic
    he was being sarcastic

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

era f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of eră

Rwanda-Rundi edit

Verb edit

-êra (infinitive kwêra, perfective -êze)

  1. be white
  2. be pure, be innocent
  3. be holy
  4. be ripe

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Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Late Latin aera.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ěːra/
  • Hyphenation: e‧ra

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éra f (Cyrillic spelling е́ра)

  1. era

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Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɾa/ [ˈe.ɾa]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -eɾa
  • Syllabification: e‧ra

Etymology 1 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

era

  1. first/third-person singular imperfect indicative of ser

See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Late Latin aera.

Noun edit

era f (plural eras)

  1. era, age
    la Nueva EraNew Age
  2. (geology) era
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Inherited from Latin ārea. Compare the borrowed doublet área.

Noun edit

era f (plural eras)

  1. threshing floor
  2. tipple

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Swedish edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse yðr, yðar, from Proto-Germanic *izwiz.

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Pronoun edit

era (singular form er)

  1. your, yours (multiple owners of more than one object)
  2. you (only in this use:)
    Era jävla idioter!
    You bloody idiots!
    Era små fan!
    You little bastards!
Declension edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Latin aera.

Noun edit

era c

  1. era
Declension edit
Declension of era 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative era eran eror erorna
Genitive eras erans erors erornas

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Tause edit

Noun edit

era

  1. water

See also edit

  • ira (Weirate and Deirate dialects)

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