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AdjectiveEdit

spira (accusative singular spiran, plural spiraj, accusative plural spirajn)

  1. respiratory

ItalianEdit

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek σπεῖρα (speîra, wreath, coil, twist) from Proto-Indo-European *sper- (to twist, turn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spīra f (genitive spīrae); first declension

  1. A thing that is coiled, twisted, or wound.
  2. A coil, twist.
  3. The base of a column.
  4. A kind of cake; a twist.
  5. A coil of rope.
  6. A braid of hair.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative spīra spīrae
Genitive spīrae spīrārum
Dative spīrae spīrīs
Accusative spīram spīrās
Ablative spīrā spīrīs
Vocative spīra spīrae

ReferencesEdit

  • spira in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • spira in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • spira in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • spira in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • spira in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • spira in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

spira m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of spire

spira n

  1. definite plural of spir (Noun 2)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

spira n

  1. definite plural of spir (Noun 2)

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse spíra.

NounEdit

spira c

  1. a sceptre (a symbol of power)
  2. a spire (on a tower)
  3. a spar, a pole
  4. (slang) a (woman's) leg

DeclensionEdit

Declension of spira 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative spira spiran spiror spirorna
Genitive spiras spirans spirors spirornas

VerbEdit

spira (present spirar, preterite spirade, supine spirat, imperative spira)

  1. to sprout, to grow, to bud

ConjugationEdit


VenetianEdit

NounEdit

spira f (plural spire)

  1. itch