Jura

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

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Location of Jura (département) in France (sense 2)
Location of Jura (canton) in Switzerland (sense 3)

From French Jura, perhaps of Celtic origin.

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Jura

  1. The Jura Mountains, a mountain range on the border of France and Switzerland, extending into Germany.
    • 1848, Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
      Occasionally, a sigh of mountain air came from the distant Jura, fading along the plain.
    • 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 department of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. Capital: Lons-le-Saunier. [Created 1790.]
  3. A canton of Switzerland. [Created 1979.]
    Synonym: canton of Jura
    • 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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Jura (island) in Scotland from the air

From Scottish Gaelic Diùra, from Old Norse Dýrey (literally animal island).

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Jura

  1. An island of the Inner Hebrides in Argyll and Bute council area, 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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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Jura.

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Jura m

  1. Jura (a canton of Switzerland; capital: Delémont)
  2. Jura (a department of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France; capital: Lons-le-Saunier)

Czech[edit]

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Jura m

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Jura m

  1. Jura (a department of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France)
  2. Jura (a canton of Switzerland)
  3. Jura (an island in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland)
  4. Jura (a mountain range in France and Switzerland)

German[edit]

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Kanton Jura (sense 3)

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Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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der Jura m (proper noun, strong, usually definite, definite genitive des Juras)

  1. Jura Mountains (a mountain range on the border of France, Switzerland and Germany)
  2. the Jurassic
  3. Jura (a canton of Switzerland)
  4. Jura (a region of France)
    Synonym: Kanton Jura
  5. Jura (an island of the Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

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Jura n pl (plural only)

  1. law (study)
    Ich habe Jura studiert.I studied law.
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  • Used generally without article and without attributive adjectives, so no gender or number applies except from an etymological view.
  • Often used in Jura studieren.
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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Jora.

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Jura f

  1. A village in Jura, Transnistria, Moldova
  2. A commune of Transnistria, Moldova

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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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