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See also: VARA, vara-, vára, vară, våra, varā, and vāra

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Spanish vara. Borrowing from Portuguese vara.

NounEdit

vara (plural varas)

  1. (historical) A unit of length in the old Spanish system (equal to 0.8359 metres) or the old Portuguese system (equal to 1.1 metres).

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

NounEdit

vara f (plural vares)

  1. rod

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Related to Finnish vara.

NounEdit

vara (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. property, estate

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German waren.

VerbEdit

vara (third person singular past indicative vardi, third person plural past indicative vart, supine vart)

  1. to take, to last, to require (about time)

ConjugationEdit


FinnishEdit

(index va)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑrɑ/
  • Hyphenation: va‧ra

NounEdit

vara

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Swedish vara goods.

  1. reserve, backup
    Mäyrä tarvitsee paksun rasvakerroksen talven varaksi.
    A badger needs a thick layer of fat as a reserve for winter.
    Minulla on ylimääräinen tulppa varalla.
    I have an extra plug as backup.
  2. (usually in the plural) resources, reserves, funds, means, assets
    Irakilla on suuret öljyvarat.
    Iraq has large oil reserves.
    Minulla ei ole tähän varaa. (literally "I don't have the funds for this.")
    I can't afford this.
  3. (usually in the singular) room, margin; allowance
    Muista jättää kutistumisen varaa.
    Remember to leave an allowance for shrinking.
    Meillä ei ole varaa virheisiin.
    We have no margin for errors.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wara-z, cognates include English wary and aware. Related to Estonian vara.

  1. (mostly in idioms and proverbs) caution, concern, care; often translated into English with an adjective, see also pitää varansa
    Pidä varasi, ettet putoa.
    Be careful so that you don't fall.
    Ei vara venettä kaada. (proverb, literally "Caution does not overturn a boat")

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of vara (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative vara varat
genitive varan varojen
partitive varaa varoja
illative varaan varoihin
singular plural
nominative vara varat
accusative nom. vara varat
gen. varan
genitive varan varojen
varainrare
partitive varaa varoja
inessive varassa varoissa
elative varasta varoista
illative varaan varoihin
adessive varalla varoilla
ablative varalta varoilta
allative varalle varoille
essive varana varoina
translative varaksi varoiksi
instructive varoin
abessive varatta varoitta
comitative varoineen

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

CompoundsEdit


IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse vara.

NounEdit

vara f (genitive singular vöru, nominative plural vörur)

  1. article, commodity
  2. (in the plural form) goods, wares, freight, commodities, merchandise
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse vara, from Proto-Germanic *warōną.

VerbEdit

vara (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative varaði, supine varað)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to warn syn.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Low German waren (whence also Swedish vara, Norwegian vare, Danish vare), from Proto-Germanic *wazōną.

VerbEdit

vara (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative varði, supine varað)

  1. (intransitive) to last, to continue, to go on syn.
    Hvað varir þetta lengi?
    How long will this last?
  2. (intransitive) to last, to endure, to be permanent syn.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

vara (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative varði, supine varað)

  1. (impersonal) to expect
    Gestirnir komu fyrr en mig varði.
    The guests arrived earlier than expected.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

vara

  1. indefinite genitive plural of var

Etymology 6Edit

NounEdit

vara

  1. indefinite genitive plural of vör

IngrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Finnish vara.

NounEdit

vara

  1. asset
  2. reserve
  3. protection

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vara

  1. feminine singular of varo

AnagramsEdit


KarelianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Finnish vara.

NounEdit

vara

  1. reserve

LatinEdit

LatvianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

See varš.

NounEdit

vara m

  1. genitive singular form of varš

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

vara f (4th declension)

  1. power
DeclensionEdit

Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

vara

  1. accusative and genitive singular of varra

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

vara m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of vare

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

vara f

  1. definite singular of vare

Old SwedishEdit

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese vara, from Latin vara. Compare Spanish vara.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vara f (plural varas)

  1. A unit of length, a yard;
  2. A stick, a twig;
  3. A district court, an original court, a trial court/court of first instance.

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

vara

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

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

vara

  1. in the summer

NounEdit

vara f

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of vară.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vara

NounEdit

vara f (plural varas)

  1. a long and thin stick, pole or rod
  2. thin branch or cane (of a tree or bush)
  3. a staff of office.
  4. (bullfighting) bullfighter's lance
  5. (obsolete) A unit of length, about 0.836 metre. Half a braza.

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

vara

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

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɑːˌra/, IPA(key): /ˈvɑː/
  • (file)
    • Pronunciation of the present tense form of vara (“to be”) varies geographically and depending on the formality of the language. The most formal pronunciation is /ɛːr/ with a varying degree of openness in the vowel. Less formal pronunciation in running speech varies between /eː/ and /ɛː/.
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Swedish vara, væra from Old Norse vera, earlier vesa, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną. Cognate with Danish være, Icelandic vera.

NounEdit

vara n

  1. existence, being
    Varats olidliga lätthet
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984 novel by Milan Kundera)
DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

vara

  1. To be
    1. to occupy a place, to be (somewhere)
      Var har du varit?
      Where have you been?
    2. to occur, to take place
    3. (rare) to exist
      • c. 1847, Carl August Hagberg, translation of Shakespeare's Hamlet (c. 1601), act 3, scene 1
        Att vara eller icke vara, det är frågan: / Månn’ ädlare att lida och fördraga / Ett bittert ödes styng och pilar eller / Att ta till vapen mot ett haf af qval
        To be or not to be– that is the question: / Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer / The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, / Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
    4. (copulative) indicates that the subject and object are the same
    5. (copulative, mathematics) indicates that the values on either side of an equation are the same
    6. (copulative) indicates that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal
    7. (copulative) connects a noun to an adjective that describes it
    8. used to form the passive voice, when stressing the end result of the process
    9. (archaic) used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs
      Jag är uppstigen sedan en timme.
      I have been out of bed for an hour.
    10. used to indicate things like age, height, temperature, weather, ...
ConjugationEdit

See also:

  • vare (present tense conjunctive), vore (past tense conjunctive)
  • ären, äro; voro (plural past tense (indicative)); varen (second person plural imperative)
Alternative formsEdit
  • va (strongly colloquial)
SynonymsEdit
  • (occupy a place): befinna sig, finnas, ligga / sitta / stå
  • (to exist:): existera
  • (to create passive voice:): bli (when putting stress on the process), varda (archaic, only used in the past tense (and thus one uses the corresponding past tense "vart"))
  • (A special verb form which does not exist for all verbs, but when it does it is constructed by addition of the suffix -s to the active voice, to be put after any suffixes for tense. It is neutral in its use, neither really stressing the action or the result over the other.)
Related termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Swedish vara, from Middle Low German waren, from Old Saxon waron, from Proto-Germanic *warōną. Cognate with Danish vare

VerbEdit

vara (present varar, preterite varade, supine varat, imperative vara)

  1. to last
    Mötet varade flera timmar.
    The meeting lasted several hours.
    Mjölken varar längre i kylskåpet.
    The milk will last longer in the fridge.
    Synonyms: fortfara, hålla på, pågå
ConjugationEdit


Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

In expressions like ta sig till vara, ta vara på. Old Swedish vara, from Old Norse vari, cognate with Danish vare, possibly from an unattested Old Swedish vari (care), related to Icelandic vari (caution, carefullness), but influenced by Middle Low German ware namen, related to German wahren, wahrnehmen.

NounEdit

vara ?

  1. care
    ta vara
    take care of, keep, not throw away, not waste
    ta sig till vara
    be careful, beware

Etymology 4Edit

From Old Swedish vara, from Old Norse vara, from Middle Low German ware. Cognate with Danish vare, German Ware, English ware. Could be related to Sanskrit vara- (valueable).

NounEdit

vara c

  1. a ware, goods
DeclensionEdit
Declension of vara 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vara varan varor varorna
Genitive varas varans varors varornas
Related termsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

Attested since 1664. From var (pus).

VerbEdit

vara (present varar, preterite varade, supine varat, imperative vara)

  1. to generate pus
    Såret började vara efter några timmar.
    The wound began to fill with pus after a few hours.
ConjugationEdit


ReferencesEdit


VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Finnish vara.

NounEdit

vara

  1. stock, store, inventory
  2. resource
  3. asset

InflectionEdit

Inflection of vara
nominative sing. vara
genitive sing. varan
partitive sing. varad
partitive plur. varoid
singular plural
nominative vara varad
accusative varan varad
genitive varan varoiden
partitive varad varoid
essive-instructive varan varoin
translative varaks varoikš
inessive varas varoiš
elative varaspäi varoišpäi
illative  ? varoihe
adessive varal varoil
ablative varalpäi varoilpäi
allative varale varoile
abessive varata varoita
comitative varanke varoidenke
prolative varadme varoidme
approximative I varanno varoidenno
approximative II varannoks varoidennoks
egressive varannopäi varoidennopäi
terminative I  ? varoihesai
terminative II varalesai varoilesai
terminative III varassai
additive I  ? varoihepäi
additive II varalepäi varoilepäi

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