See also: Spira, spíra, and Spirą

Esperanto

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Adjective

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

  1. respiratory

Italian

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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spira f (plural spire)

  1. coil
  2. curl (of smoke etc.)

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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spira

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

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Latin

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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Noun

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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.
  7. A pretzel

Declension

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First-declension noun.

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

References

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  • 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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 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 Bokmål

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Alternative forms

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Noun

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spira m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of spire

spira n

  1. definite plural of spir (Noun 2)

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Noun

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spira n

  1. definite plural of spir (Noun 2)

Serbo-Croatian

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Verb

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spira (Cyrillic spelling спира)

  1. third-person singular present of spirati

Swedish

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Etymology

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From Old Norse spíra.

Noun

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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

Declension

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

Verb

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

  1. (often figurative) to sprout, to grow, to bud

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Venetian

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Noun

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spira f (plural spire)

  1. itch