marra

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See also: marr, märr, mearh, marre, marrë, märra, and merr

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse margr.

Noun[edit]

marra (plural marras)

  1. (Geordie, West Cumbrian, informal) A friend, pal, buddy, mate.
    Cheers marra!

References[edit]

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4[2]
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [3]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[4]

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

marra

  1. third-person singular past historic of marrer

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

marra (weak conjugation: marraðimarrað)

  1. to creak

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

marra f (plural marre)

  1. hoe
  2. fluke (of an anchor)

Martuthunira[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Pama-Nyungan *marra.

Noun[edit]

marra

  1. wing
  2. flipper

References[edit]

  • Alpher, Barry. 2004. "Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma." Claire Bowern, Harold Koch (eds.) Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Dench, Alan Charles. 1995. Martuthunira: A Language of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Series C-125.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

marra f (plural marras)

  1. boldness; courage

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

marra

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

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

marra

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

Wiradhuri[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Gamilaraay mara.

Noun[edit]

marra

  1. hand