orra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably originally a reduced form of over + all.

Adjective[edit]

orra (comparative more orra, superlative most orra)

  1. (now Scotland) Superfluous; especially (of people), idle, unemployed, disreputable. [from 16th c.]
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 16:
      But the bothy billies, the ploughmen and the orra men of the Mains, they'd never care for gentry except to mock at them [...].

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

orr (nose) + -a (his, her, its)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈorːɒ/
  • Hyphenation: or‧ra

Noun[edit]

orra

  1. possessive third-person singular, singular possession of orr

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

orra f (plural orrachan)

  1. amulet or enchantment
  2. a charm to effect something wonderful

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Prepositional pronoun[edit]

orra

  1. on them

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References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)