era

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin aera.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

era (plural eras)

  1. A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, The China Governess[1]:
      Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.
    • 2012 January 1, Philip E. Mirowski, “Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 87: 
      In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance.
  2. (geology) A unit of time, smaller than aeons and greater than periods.

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

era f (plural eres)

  1. era (time period)

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

era

  1. manner

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

era

  1. First-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser.
  2. Third-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser.

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

era (plural eraj, accusative singular eran, accusative plural erajn)

  1. adjective form of ero (“bit, piece”).

Fala[edit]

Verb[edit]

era

  1. third-person singular imperfect indicative of sel
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme IV, Chapter 1: Non Diptongación da “E” i a “O” en Nossa Fala:
      Tampocu era normal en o leonés antiguu, según os estudius dos escritus i textus estudiaus, por ejemplu por Menéndez Pidal, quen tamén viñu i estudió o mañegu.
      Neither was it normal in Old Leonese, according to studies of the writings and the texts studied, by Menéndez Pidal for example, who also came and studied Mañego.

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

era

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative of ser
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative of ser

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

era (plural eras)

  1. era

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

era f (plural ere)

  1. age, epoch, period
  2. (geology) era

Verb[edit]

era

  1. imperfect indicative third-person singular form of essere

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

era f (genitive erae); first declension

  1. mistress (of a house, with respect to the servants)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative era erae
genitive erae erārum
dative erae erīs
accusative eram erās
ablative erā erīs
vocative era erae

Luganda[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

era

  1. and then (only used for occurrences in chronological order)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

p. 95, The Essentials of Luganda, J. D. Chesswas, 4th edition. Oxford University Press: Nairobi. 1967.


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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aizō.

Noun[edit]

ēra f

  1. honour
  2. dignity

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aizō, whence also Old English ār, Old Norse eir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ēra f

  1. honour
  2. renown
  3. respect

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Henry Frowde, An Old High German Primer

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aizō, whence also Old English ār, Old Norse eir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ēra f

  1. honour
  2. renown
  3. glory

Declension[edit]


Old Tupi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔɛɾa/, /ˈtɛɾa/

Noun[edit]

era

  1. name

Usage notes[edit]

  • The stem era could never be used inside a sentence without a prefix. The absolute form tera was used whenever the noun was not possessed.

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

era f

  1. era

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Inflected form of ser (to be).

Verb[edit]

era

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser

Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin aera.

Noun[edit]

era f (plural eras)

  1. era (time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year)
  2. (archaeology) age (period of human prehistory)
  3. (geology) era (unit of time, smaller than aeons and greater than periods)
Synonyms[edit]
  • (indeterminately lengthy time period): época
  • (period of human prehistory): idade
Derived terms[edit]

Rapa Nui[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

era

  1. that

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

era

  1. third-person singular imperfect form of fi. he/she was (being)
    el era ieri prost
    he was being an idiot yesterday

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin aera.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ěːra/
  • Hyphenation: e‧ra

Noun[edit]

éra f (Cyrillic spelling е́ра)

  1. era

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

see ser

Verb[edit]

era

  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect indicative form of ser.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperfect indicative form of ser.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect indicative form of ser.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin aera.

Noun[edit]

era f (plural eras)

  1. era

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin ārea.

Noun[edit]

era f (plural eras)

  1. threshing floor
  2. tipple

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

era c

  1. era

Declension[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

era (singular form er)

  1. your, yours (multiple owners of more than one object)

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