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See also: jura, jurá, jūra, jūrā, and jūrą


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Location of Jura (département) in France
Location of Jura (canton) in Switzerland
Jura (island) in Scotland from the air


From French, from Latin *iuris, a Latinized form of Gaulish *iuris (wooded mountain), from Proto-Celtic *jor (forest).

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  1. The Jura Mountains, a mountain range on the border of France and Switzerland, extending into Germany.
    • 1862, Author not identified, The Fir-Tree of the Jura, The Fir-Tree of the Jura and Other Stories, Oliphants Juvenile Series, page 7,
      On one of the western slopes of the Jura, looking towards France, stood the feudal mansion of Grammont.
  2. A département of France. [Created 1790.]
  3. A canton of Switzerland. [Created 1979.]
    • 2004, Jan Oskar Engene, Terrorism in Western Europe: Explaining the Trends Since 1950, page 158,
      This parallel is the Jura conflict. While the cantonal structure in Switzerland largely follows linguistic lines, the predominantly French-speaking Jura had for a long time until recently been a part of the German-speaking canton of Bern.
  4. An island in the inner Hebrides of Scotland.
    • 1839, Jura, entry in Thomas Curtis (editor), The London Encyclopaedia, page 275,
      Between the north end of Jura and the small isle of Skarba there is a famous whirlpool, called Cory-vrekan, from Brecan, son of a king of Denmark, who perished in this gulph.

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Proper noun[edit]

Jura m

  1. (dialectal) A diminutive of the male given name Jiří



From Latin *iuris, a Latinized form of Gaulish *iuris (wooded mountain), from Proto-Celtic *jor (forest).


Proper noun[edit]


  1. Jura (département)
  2. Jura (Canton)
  3. Jura (island)


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Etymology 1[edit]

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  • (Germany) IPA(key): [ˈjuːʀaː]
  • (file)
  • (Switzerland) IPA(key): [ˈjuːrɑː]

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Jura m (genitive Juras)

  1. Jura Mountains
  2. Jura (region in France)
  3. Jura (canton of Switzerland)
  4. Jura (island in the inner Hebrides of Scotland)
  5. the Jurassic

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin iūra, nominative plural of iūs (law, right).


Jura m (genitive Juras, no plural)

  1. law (study)
    Ich habe Jura studiert.I studied law.
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Normally used without article.



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Jȕra m

  1. A male given name

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Júra f

  1. (geology) Jurassic, the time period from 200 to 145 million years ago