EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably originally a reduced form of over + all.

AdjectiveEdit

orra (comparative more orra, superlative most orra)

  1. (now Scotland) Superfluous; odd, unmatched, left over.
  2. (now Scotland) Of people: idle, unemployed, disreputable. [from 16th c.]
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 16:
      But the bothy billies, the ploughmen and the orra men of the Mains, they'd never care for gentry except to mock at them []

AnagramsEdit


HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈorːɒ], [ˈoːrɒ]
  • Hyphenation: or‧ra

Etymology 1Edit

orr (nose) +‎ -a (possessive suffix)

NounEdit

orra

  1. third-person singular single-possession possessive of orr
DeclensionEdit
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative orra
accusative orrát
dative orrának
instrumental orrával
causal-final orráért
translative orrává
terminative orráig
essive-formal orraként
essive-modal orrául
inessive orrában
superessive orrán
adessive orránál
illative orrába
sublative orrára
allative orrához
elative orrából
delative orráról
ablative orrától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
orráé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
orráéi
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

orr (nose) +‎ -ra (case suffix)

NounEdit

orra

  1. sublative singular of orr
    orra bukiks/he tumbles, s/he falls to the ground (literally, “s/he falls onto the nose”)
Derived termsEdit

IrishEdit

PronounEdit

orra (emphatic orrasan)

  1. Alternative form of orthu

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

orra

  1. inflection of orrare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

AnagramsEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

orra f (plural orrachan)

  1. amulet, enchantment
  2. a charm to effect something wonderful
Derived termsEdit
  • an orra-bhalbh (an amulet to prevent one's agent to make a defense in a court of justice)
  • orra-an-donais (amulet to send one's foe to the mischief)
  • orra-chomais (an amulet to deprive a man of his virility (especially on the marriage night))
  • orra-ghràidh (an amulet to provoke unlawful love)
  • orra-ghrùdaire (an amulet to make every drop of the wash to overflow the wash-tuns)
  • orra-na-h-aoine (an amulet to drown a foe)
  • orra-sheamlachais (an amulet to make a cow allow the calf of another cow to suck her)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish forru. Cognates include Irish orthu and Manx orroo.

PronounEdit

orra

  1. third-person plural of air: on them
InflectionEdit
Personal inflection of air
Number Person Simple Emphatic
Singular 1st orm ormsa
2nd ort ortsa
3rd m air airsan
3rd f oirre oirrese
Plural 1st oirnn oirnne
2nd oirbh oirbhse
3rd orra orrasan

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
orra n-orra h-orra t-orra
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “orra”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Malcolm MacLennan, editor (1925) A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Edinburgh: John Grant