para

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian pàra/па̀ра, from Ottoman Turkish پاره (pare, para), from Persian پاره (pâre).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para (plural paras)

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  1. Formerly, a subunit of currency in several countries in the Ottoman/Turkish and Yugoslav regions.

Etymology 2[edit]

The second part of words such as primipara and multipara

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

para (plural paras)

  1. (medicine) A woman who has had a certain number of pregnancies, indicated by the number prepended to this word.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Shortened from paragraph

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para (plural paras)

  1. A paragraph.

Etymology 4[edit]

Shortened from paratrooper

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para (plural paras)

  1. A paratrooper.

Etymology 5[edit]

Shortened from paralytic

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

para (comparative more para, superlative most para)

  1. (UK, Australia, slang) very drunk

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Back formation from përpara, from Proto-Albanian *pər-parə-a, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥H-e/o-s 'before, in front'

Preposition[edit]

para (+ablative)

  1. before
  2. in front of
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish پاره (pare, para), from Persian پاره (pâre).

Noun[edit]

para ?

  1. money

Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

  1. third-person singular present indicative of parar
  2. second-person singular imperative of parar

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of parar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of parar

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. cash, money

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. (witchcraft) A being created to bring milk or butter to its creator.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

  1. third-person singular past historic of parer

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. for (directed at, intended to belong to)
  2. for (to obtain)
  3. to, toward (indicating destination)
  4. for (by the standards of)
  5. (after a form of estar) about to
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

para f (plural paras)

  1. peel; rind; skin (outer layer of a fruit or vegetable)
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Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. sea

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɒrɒ/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain.

Noun[edit]

para (plural parák)

  1. suber, cork
  2. (slang) fear
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Compound words

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish پاره (para, money), from Persian پاره (pâre, piece).

Noun[edit]

para (plural parák)

  1. para (a subunit of Ottoman currency)
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Indonesian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

para

  1. some, the (when talking about people)

Article[edit]

para

  1. the

Noun[edit]

para

  1. present (person)
  2. joint, shared

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

para f (plural pare)

  1. para rubber
  2. crepe (for shoes)

Verb[edit]

para

  1. third-person singular present indicative of parare
  2. second-person singular imperative of parare

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

parā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of parō

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

para f

  1. 24 hours (day)
    Aš manau kad užtruks apie vieną parą. — I think it will take about 24 hours.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

para n

  1. definite plural of par

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

para n

  1. definite plural of par

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para f

  1. steam, water in gaseous phase
  2. couple (two partners in a romantic relationship)
  3. pair (two objects)

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • para” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Earlier pera, from Old Portuguese pera, from Latin per (through) + ad (to).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • pera (obsolete)
  • pra (eye dialect)
  • pa (eye dialect)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpa.ɾa/, /ˈpa.ɾɐ/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈpɐ.ɾɐ/
  • (informal, chiefly Brazil) IPA(key): /pɾa/, /pɾɐ/
  • (informal, chiefly Africa) IPA(key): /pa/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. for (directed at, intended to belong to or to be appropriate for)
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 186:
      Tenho um recado para você.
      I have a message for you.
  2. Indicates application of an adjective; to.
    • 2000, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Cálice de Fogo (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Rocco, page 514:
      E quantos serão bastante tolos para ficar longe de mim?
      And how many will be foolish enough to stay away from me?
  3. for; towards; to; in the direction of; (indicates destination)
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 656:
      Ele podia ouvi-la se deslocando para a direita, para obter uma visão desimpedida dele.
      He could hear her moving herself to the right, to obtain an unobstructed view of him.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of parar (to stop).

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of parar

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. rain

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *para, *parъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pâra/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Noun[edit]

pȁra f (Cyrillic spelling па̏ра)

  1. steam
  2. vapor
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish پاره (pare, para), from Persian پاره (pâre).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pǎra/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Noun[edit]

pàra f (Cyrillic spelling па̀ра)

  1. para (Yugoslav currency)
  2. (colloquial) money (usually in plural)
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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A corruption of the older form pora (a combination of por and a, or from Latin pro ad), influenced by the archaic preposition par.[1]

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. for
  2. to

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

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

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of parir.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of parir.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

par +‎ -a

Verb[edit]

para

  1. to pair, to match into pairs
  2. to mate (animals)

Conjugation[edit]

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Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish para (for)

Conjunction[edit]

para

  1. For; so; in order that.
    Tumakbo ako para makaabot sa kanila.
    I ran to catch up with them.
Synonyms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. For;
    Nagtatrabaho si Ate Virgie para sa kanyang pamilya.
    Virgie works for her family.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish para (stop) (second person singular imperative), from parar (stop)

Interjection[edit]

para

  1. Said by any jeepney passenger to call onto the driver to halt the vehicle, with the intention of dismounting.
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Usage notes[edit]

The word is usually paired with ho for respect: para ho.


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian پاره (pâre).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɑˈɾɑ/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Noun[edit]

para

  1. money

Declension[edit]