Mira

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1662. From Latin mīrus ‎(wonderful, surprising)

Proper noun[edit]

Mira

  1. (astronomy) A binary star in the constellation Cetus, Omicron (ο) Ceti. The system contains a variable red giant and a white dwarf. Its brightness varies from a magnitude 2 at its brightest to a magnitude 10 at its dimmest.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Name of a 16th century Indian poetess, also called Mirabai, from Hindi मीरा ‎(Mīrā, wealthy, high born), ultimately from Persian.

  • As occasionally borne by anglophones in the West, the name may also be borrowed from Slavic languages, or be a short form of Miranda.

Proper noun[edit]

Mira

  1. A female given name.
    • 1961 V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas, Penguin Books 1977, ISBN 0140030255, page 366:
      Dorothy's daughters were of exceptional beauty and the sisters could complain only that the Hindi names Dorothy had chosen - Mira, Leela, Lena - were meant to pass as Western ones.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A 20th century invention, borrowed from the Slavic diminutive of female names containing the element mir ‎(peace); also explained as a short form of Mirjam, or derived from the Latin name of the star.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmirɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Mi‧ra

Proper noun[edit]

Mira

  1. A female given name popular from the 1970s to the 1990s.
  2. (astronomy) Mira.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Mira (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Mira Mirat
genitive Miran Mirojen
partitive Miraa Miroja
illative Miraan Miroihin
singular plural
nominative Mira Mirat
accusative nom.? Mira Mirat
gen. Miran
genitive Miran Mirojen
Mirainrare
partitive Miraa Miroja
inessive Mirassa Miroissa
elative Mirasta Miroista
illative Miraan Miroihin
adessive Miralla Miroilla
ablative Miralta Miroilta
allative Miralle Miroille
essive Mirana Miroina
translative Miraksi Miroiksi
instructive Miroin
abessive Miratta Miroitta
comitative Miroineen

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mira f

  1. a Portuguese village in Coimbra district.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A hypocoristic form of Mirjana, Mirjam

Proper noun[edit]

Míra f

  1. A female given name.


Vilamovian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mira

  1. A male given name, equivalent to Casimir