кара

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See also: қара

Belarusian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old East Slavic кора (kora, bark), from Proto-Slavic *kora (bark), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

кара (karáf

  1. bark (of trees)
  2. crust

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kara (punishment), from Proto-Indo-European *kor-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

кара (káraf

  1. penalty, punishment, retribution

Macedonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *karati (to punish, scold).

Verb[edit]

кара (karaimpf

  1. (transitive) to scold, reprimand
Usage notes[edit]
  • Whereas this word has a general application, it is often associated specifically with children, so using it to speak of adults being scolded, e.g. by their boss, may make it sound as though they were being infantilized. A more appropriate word for adults (and serious situations in general) would be "прекорува".
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From German Karre (cart, barrow).

Noun[edit]

кара (karaf (plural кари)

  1. military cart

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kara (punishment), from Proto-Indo-European *kor-. Cognate with Old Irish kaire (blame, disapproval).

Noun[edit]

ка́ра (káraf inan (genitive ка́ры, nominative plural ка́ры, genitive plural кар)

  1. penalty, punishment, retribution
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ка́ра (káram inan

  1. genitive singular of кар (kar)

Tatar[edit]

Adjective[edit]

кара (qara)

  1. black (color)