Mira

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Etymology 1[edit]

Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1662. From Latin mīrus (wonderful, surprising)

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Mira

  1. (astronomy) A binary star in the constellation Cetus, Omicron (ο) Ceti. The system contains a variable red giant and a white dwarf. Its brightness varies from a magnitude 2 at its brightest to a magnitude 10 at its dimmest.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Name of a 16th century Indian poetess, also called Mirabai, from Hindi मीरा (Mīrā, wealthy, high born), ultimately from Persian.

  • As occasionally borne by anglophones in the West, the name may also be borrowed from Slavic languages, or be a short form of Miranda.

Proper noun[edit]

Mira

  1. A female given name.
    • 1961 V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas, Penguin Books 1977, ISBN 0140030255, page 366:
      Dorothy's daughters were of exceptional beauty and the sisters could complain only that the Hindi names Dorothy had chosen - Mira, Leela, Lena - were meant to pass as Western ones.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A 20th century invention, borrowed from the Slavic diminutive of female names containing the element mir (peace); also explained as a short form of Mirjam, or derived from the Latin name of the star.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmirɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Mi‧ra

Proper noun[edit]

Mira

  1. A female given name popular from the 1970s to the 1990s.
  2. (astronomy) Mira.

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Portuguese[edit]

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Mira

  1. a Portuguese village in Coimbra district.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A hypocoristic form of Mirjana, Mirjam

Proper noun[edit]

Míra f

  1. A female given name.


Vilamovian[edit]

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Mira

  1. A male given name, equivalent to Casimir