Ora

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See also: ora, óra, orá, orà, oră, and öra

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First appeared in the 19th century when similar sounding names like Cora, Dora and Nora were in fashion. Possibly shortened from Aurelia, sometimes spelled Ora Lee, or Aura Lea in the American civil war song.

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Ora

  1. A female given name from Latin. Mainly used in the U.S.A. in the latter half of the 19th century.
    • 1859, William Harrison Ainsworth, The Life and Adventures of Mervyn Clitheroe, J. Routledge 1858, page 179:
      Both ladies received me very graciously; but I was wholly unprepared for so much beauty as I discovered in Ora Doveton []

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈʊə.ra/

Etymology[edit]

From toponym Orania (a town in South Africa), from Afrikaans/Dutch Oranje (a river in South Africa), and Latin aurum ("gold").

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Ora

  1. The local currency of Orania, an Afrikaner enclave in South Africa.

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare orë (mountain nymph).

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Ora

  1. A female protective spirit.

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ora f

  1. Hora

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