para

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Serbo-Croatian pàra/па̀ра, from Ottoman Turkish پاره ‎(pare, para), from Persian پاره ‎(pâre).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

para ‎(plural paras)

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  1. Formerly, a subunit of currency in several countries in the Ottoman/Turkish and Yugoslav regions.

Etymology 2Edit

The second part of words such as primipara and multipara

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

para ‎(plural paras)

  1. (medicine) A woman who has had a certain number of pregnancies, indicated by the number prepended to this word.
Related termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Shortened from paragraph

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

para ‎(plural paras)

  1. A paragraph.

Etymology 4Edit

Shortened from paratrooper

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

para ‎(plural paras)

  1. A paratrooper.

Etymology 5Edit

Shortened from paralytic

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

para ‎(comparative more para, superlative most para)

  1. (Britain, Australia, slang) very drunk

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Back formation from përpara, from Proto-Albanian *pər-parə-a, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥H-e/o-s ‎(before, in front)

PrepositionEdit

para (+ablative)

  1. before
  2. in front of
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish پاره ‎(pare, para), from Persian پاره ‎(pâre).

NounEdit

para f (indefinite plural para, definite singular paraja, definite plural paratë)

  1. money

AsturianEdit

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

para

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

Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish پاره ‎(pare, para), from Persian پاره ‎(pâre).

NounEdit

para

  1. cash, money

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English para (paratrooper).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

NounEdit

para f, m ‎(plural para's)

  1. para (paratrooper)

SynonymsEdit


FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

para

  1. (witchcraft) A being created to bring milk or butter to its creator.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of para (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative para parat
genitive paran parojen
partitive paraa paroja
illative paraan paroihin
singular plural
nominative para parat
accusative nom. para parat
gen. paran
genitive paran parojen
parainrare
partitive paraa paroja
inessive parassa paroissa
elative parasta paroista
illative paraan paroihin
adessive paralla paroilla
ablative paralta paroilta
allative paralle paroille
essive parana paroina
translative paraksi paroiksi
instructive paroin
abessive paratta paroitta
comitative paroineen

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

para

  1. third-person singular past historic of parer

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PrepositionEdit

para

  1. for (directed at, intended to belong to)
  2. for (to obtain)
  3. to, toward (indicating destination)
  4. for (by the standards of)
  5. (after a form of estar) about to
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

para f ‎(plural paras)

  1. peel; rind; skin (outer layer of a fruit or vegetable)
SynonymsEdit

GamoEdit

NounEdit

para

  1. horse

ReferencesEdit

  • Corinna Handschuh, A typology of marked-S languages

GuaraníEdit

NounEdit

para

  1. sea

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɒrɒ/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Etymology 1Edit

Origin uncertain.

NounEdit

para ‎(plural parák)

  1. suber, cork
  2. (slang) fear
DeclensionEdit
Inflection (plural in -k, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative para parák
accusative parát parákat
dative parának paráknak
instrumental parával parákkal
causal-final paráért parákért
translative parává parákká
terminative paráig parákig
essive-formal paraként parákként
essive-modal
inessive parában parákban
superessive parán parákon
adessive paránál paráknál
illative parába parákba
sublative parára parákra
allative parához parákhoz
elative parából parákból
delative paráról parákról
ablative parától paráktól
Possessive forms of para
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. parám paráim
2nd person sing. parád paráid
3rd person sing. parája parái
1st person plural paránk paráink
2nd person plural parátok paráitok
3rd person plural parájuk paráik
Derived termsEdit
Compound words

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish پاره ‎(para, money), from Persian پاره ‎(pâre, piece).

NounEdit

para ‎(plural parák)

  1. para (a subunit of Ottoman currency)
Derived termsEdit

IdoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

para

  1. (mathematics) even

AntonymsEdit


IndonesianEdit

AdverbEdit

para

  1. some, the (when talking about people)

ArticleEdit

para

  1. the

NounEdit

para

  1. present (person)
  2. joint, shared

See alsoEdit


ItalianEdit

LatinEdit

LithuanianEdit

NounEdit

para f

  1. 24 hours (day)
    Aš manau kad užtruks apie vieną parą.
    I think it will take about 24 hours.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

para n pl

  1. definite plural of par

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

para n pl

  1. definite plural of par

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *para, *parъ.

NounEdit

para f

  1. (uncountable) steam, water in gaseous phase
  2. (uncountable) breath
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle High German pâr (German Paar), from Latin pār.

NounEdit

para f

  1. couple (two partners in a romantic relationship)
  2. pair (two objects)
DeclensionEdit

External linksEdit

  • para in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Earlier pera, from Old Portuguese pera, from Latin per ‎(through) + ad ‎(to).

Alternative formsEdit

  • pera (obsolete)
  • pra (eye dialect)
  • pa (eye dialect)

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpa.ɾɐ/
  • (informal, chiefly Brazil) IPA(key): /pɾa/, /pɾɐ/
  • (informal, chiefly Africa and rural Brazil) IPA(key): /pa/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

PrepositionEdit

para

  1. for (directed at, intended to belong to or to be appropriate for)
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 186:
      Tenho um recado para você.
      I have a message for you.
    Ração para gatos.
    Food for cats.
    O que é bom para gripe?
    What is good for the flu?
  2. indicates application of an adjective; to
    • 2000, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Cálice de Fogo (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Rocco, page 514:
      E quantos serão bastante tolos para ficar longe de mim?
      And how many will be foolish enough to stay away from me?
  3. to; so; in order to (indicates purpose)
    Comprei um baixo para tocar numa banda.
    I bought a bass to play in a band.
  4. towards; to; in the direction of (indicates destination)
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 656:
      Ele podia ouvi-la se deslocando para a direita, para obter uma visão desimpedida dele.
      He could hear her moving herself to the right, to obtain an unobstructed view of him.
    Vamos para a minha casa.
    Let’s go to my house.
  5. introduces the location, direction or context that applies to a verb
    Essa janela abre para um longo vale.
    This window opens into a long valley.
  6. to (to the value of)
    A cor da banana foi de amarelo para preto.
    The colour of the banana went from yellow to black.
    O valor da casa da minha casa baixou para menos do que o que eu paguei.
    The value of my house lowered to less than what I paid.
  7. in the opinion of
    Para mim, esse livro é um dos melhores da história.
    In my opinion, this book is one of the best ever.
  8. (with an infinitive) about to; soon to be (indicates that something will happen soon)
    Fiquem quietos que o filme está para começar.
    Be quiet because the film is about to begin.

Usage notesEdit

Para + definite article contractions are nonstandard and thus not used in serious writing, but are very widespread in speech and informal writing. Those without the R are even more nonstandard:

Para + indefinite article contactions are also nonstandard, but are not as common:

There are some para + personal pronoun contractions, which are also nonstandard and uncommon in writing:

Some senses of para, such as “in order to”, introduce a subordinate clause. When this clauses begins with a personal pronoun, some speakers use a prepositional pronoun instead of a nominative one:

  • Comprei um bolo para mim comer.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

instead of

  • Comprei um bolo para eu comer.
    I bought a cake for me to eat.

Such usage is strongly proscribed.

SynonymsEdit

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:para.

Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of parar ‎(to stop).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

para

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of parar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of parar

QuechuaEdit

NounEdit

para

  1. rain

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *para, *parъ.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pâra/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

NounEdit

pȁra f ‎(Cyrillic spelling па̏ра)

  1. steam
  2. vapor
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish پاره ‎(pare, para), from Persian پاره ‎(pâre).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pǎra/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

NounEdit

pàra f ‎(Cyrillic spelling па̀ра)

  1. para (Yugoslav currency)
  2. (colloquial) money (usually in plural)
DeclensionEdit

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A corruption of the older form pora (a combination of por and a, or from Latin pro ad), influenced by the archaic preposition par.[1]

PrepositionEdit

para

  1. for
  2. to
SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin parāre, present active infinitive of parō.

VerbEdit

para

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of parar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of parar.

Etymology 3Edit

present active infinitive of parir.

VerbEdit

para

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of parir.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of parir.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From par +‎ -a.

VerbEdit

para

  1. to pair, match into pairs
  2. to mate (animals)

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit


TagalogEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Spanish para ‎(for).

ConjunctionEdit

para

  1. For; so; in order that.
    Tumakbo ako para makaabot sa kanila.
    I ran to catch up with them.
SynonymsEdit

PrepositionEdit

para

  1. for
    Nagtatrabaho si Ate Virgie para sa kanyang pamilya.
    Virgie works for her family.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Spanish para ‎(stop) (second person singular imperative), from parar ‎(stop)

InterjectionEdit

para

  1. Said by any jeepney passenger to call onto the driver to halt the vehicle, with the intention of dismounting.
SynonymsEdit
Usage notesEdit

The word is usually paired with ho for respect: para ho.


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish پاره ‎(pare, para), from Persian پاره ‎(pâre), from Middle Persian.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɑˈɾɑ/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

NounEdit

para ‎(definite accusative parayı, plural paralar)

  1. money

DeclensionEdit

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