See also: Zara, zarā, zară, and žara

BasqueEdit

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zara

  1. Second-person singular (zu) present indicative form of izan; you are

HausaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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zàrā f (possessed form zàrar̃)

  1. vacillation (moving from side to side)

Etymology 2Edit

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zā̀r̃ā f (possessed form zā̀r̃ar̃)

  1. red-bellied tree starling

Etymology 3Edit

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zàrā (grade 2)

  1. to snatch, to grab

ItalianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اَلزَّهْر(az-zahr, the dice). The "loss" meaning derives from the habit of game players to yell out the game's name whenever a losing number came out. Doublet of azzardo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡za.ra/, [ˈd̪͡z̪äːr̺ä]
  • Hyphenation: zà‧ra

NounEdit

 
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zara f (plural zare)

  1. (historical, games) A medieval game of chance using dice
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio [The Divine Comedy: Purgatory] (paperback), Bompiani, published 2001, Canto VI, lines 1–3:
      Quando si parte il gioco de la zara, ¶ colui che perde si riman dolente, ¶ repetendo le volte, e tristo impara;
      Whene'er is broken up the game of Zara, ¶ he who has lost remains behind despondent, ¶ the throws repeating, and in sadness learns
  2. (archaic) A negative outcome, loss, defeat.
    zara a chi tocca!(please add an English translation of this usage example) (literally, “loss to whomever's turn it is [to lose]!”, as in “the losers must accept their loss”)
    • 1478, Luigi Pulci, Morgante[1], Felice Le Monnier, published 1855, Canto XVIII, page 28:
      Nè vo’ che tu credessi ch’io mi curi ¶ contro a questo o colui: zara a chi tocca
      And never, ever think that I may care whose toes I step on: let the loser pay!

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ReferencesEdit

  • zara in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

LatvianEdit

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zara m

  1. genitive singular form of zars

VenetianEdit

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Compare Italian giara.

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zara

  1. jar

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VolapükEdit

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zara

  1. genitive singular of zar