bora

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See also: Bora, bóra, and borā

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Gamilaraay būru.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora (plural boras)

  1. A initiation ceremony for males among the Aborigines of New South Wales.
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Quotations[edit]

  • 1873, William Ridley, Report on Australian Languages and Traditions, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 2
    Birribirai, a youth not yet admitted to a bora.
  • 1885, A. L. P. Cameron, Notes on some Tribes of New South Wales, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 14
    By far the most important among the ceremonies practised by the aborigines of New South Wales is the Bora, at which youths are initiated to manhood...

Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps from a dialectal form of Italian borea (north wind), from Latin Boreās.

Noun[edit]

bora (uncountable)

  1. A cold, often dry, northeasterly wind which blows, sometimes in violent gusts, down from mountains on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It also applies to cold, squally, downslope winds in other parts of the world.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 650:
      When the bora blew down from the mountains, announcing the winter, would he ride it on out of town?
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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bora (to drill), from borr (drill) (Icelandic bor).

Verb[edit]

bora (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative boraði, supine borað)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to bore, drill
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse bora, from bora (to drill), from borr (drill).

Noun[edit]

bora f (genitive singular boru, nominative plural borur)

  1. hole (small and undesirable abode)
  2. butthole (anus)
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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora m

  1. genitive singular form of bors

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bora

  1. simple past of bore
  2. past participle of bore

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb beran.

Noun[edit]

bora m

  1. bearer (only attested in compounds)

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora f (plural boras)

  1. (sports, Surmiran) ball

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) balla

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bóra f (Cyrillic spelling бо́ра)

  1. wrinkle
  2. (geology) fold

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

bora (invariable)

  1. fine

Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora

  1. dative singular of bor

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora (definite accusative borayı, plural boralar)

  1. (meteorology) hurricane