Sara

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See also: sara, sarà, Sára, Sárá, šara, and săra

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Variant of Hebrew Sarah from the Ancient Greek of the New Testament.

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Sara

  1. a female given name.
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Hebrews 11:11
      Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
    • 1850 Dinah Craik, Olive, Chapman and Hall, page 151:
      Olive learnt that her young beauty's name, so far from being anything so fine as Maddalena, was plain Sarah — or Sara, as its owner took care to explain. Olive was rather disappointed - but she thought of Coleridge's ladye love; consoled herself, and tried to console the young lady, with repeating
      My pensive Sara! thy soft cheek reclined, &c.
      At which Miss Sara Derwent laughed, and asked who wrote that very pretty poetry?
    • 2008 Philip Hensher, The Northern Clemency, Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 175
      'I wish I was called Sara,' she said out loud.
      'Sarah?' her mother said. 'Why the heck is being called Sarah better than being called Tracy?'
      'Not Sarah, Sara,' Tracy said. 'There's no h, you say Saaara.'

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saːra/, [ˈsɑːʁɑ]

Proper noun[edit]

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. a female given name, often also spelled Sarah.

Dutch[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sara ?

  1. (biblical) Sarah
  2. a female given name

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Ewe[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sara

  1. a female given name.
    • Ŋɔŋlɔ Kɔkɔe La le Eʋegbe me, Hebritɔwo 11:11
      Le xɔse me Sara ke hɑ̃ kpɔ ŋusẽ bena, wòfɔ fu, eye wòdzi vi le eƒe nyagɑ̃kuku me; elabena ebu amesi na ŋugbedodoe la nuteƒewɔlae.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Modern variant of Saara ‎(Sarah), popularized in the 1980s. Sometimes also associated with the Finnish noun sara ‎(sedge).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (modern) IPA(key): [ˈsɑrɑ]
  • (old, perceived as a Swedish spelling) IPA(key): [ˈsɑːrɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Sa‧ra

Proper noun[edit]

Sara

  1. a female given name.
    • 1927 Anni Swan, Sara ja Sarri, WSOY (1966), page 14:
      Sarri niiasi ja tunsi olonsa kovin kömpelöksi.
      "Ruustinna lähetti terveisiä", hän sai soperretuksi.
      "Kiitän. Mikä on nimesi?"
      "Saara."
      "Kuinka hauskaa! Aivan sama nimi kuin minullakin."
      Vanha rouva kääntyi puhujan puoleen.
      "Sara, sinäkö jalkeilla näin aikaisin? - - -"
    • 1982 Eeva Joenpelto, Elämän rouva, rouva Glad, WSOY ISBN 951-0-11426-X, page 133:
      Ja jos voisitte pyhästä saarnatuolistanne lausua etunimen Sara, ei Saara. Siis Sara Elisa Glad.
    • 1995 Jari Tervo, Pyhiesi yhteyteen, WSOY, ISBN 951-0-20492-7, page 89:
      ―Mulla on sama nimi näyttelijän kans.
      ―Kenen.
      ―Isi sanoo niin.
      ―Mikä nimi se on.
      Sara.
      ―Se on hieno nimi.
      Sara Suurperkiö, kuusi vuotta.
    • 2002 Leena Lehtolainen, Kun luulit unohtaneesi, Tammi, ISBN 951-31-2498-3, page :
      Sara oli inhonnut sukunimeään lapsesta asti, ja kymmenkunta vuotta sitten hän oli vaihtanut sen Seliniksi, joka oli ollut mummon isänäidin tyttönimi. Samalla hävisi Saarasta toinen a, mutta äiti ja Veikko kutsuivat häntä edelleen Saaraksi.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Sara (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Sara Sarat
genitive Saran Sarojen
partitive Saraa Saroja
illative Saraan Saroihin
singular plural
nominative Sara Sarat
accusative nom.? Sara Sarat
gen. Saran
genitive Saran Sarojen
Sarainrare
partitive Saraa Saroja
inessive Sarassa Saroissa
elative Sarasta Saroista
illative Saraan Saroihin
adessive Saralla Saroilla
ablative Saralta Saroilta
allative Saralleˣ Saroilleˣ
essive Sarana Saroina
translative Saraksi Saroiksi
instructive Saroin
abessive Saratta Saroitta
comitative Saroineen

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. a female given name, usually spelled Sarah.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. a female given name, often also spelled Sarah.

Icelandic[edit]

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Sara f

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. a female given name.

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Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sara f

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. a female given name.

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. a female given name, recently also spelled Sarah.

Portuguese[edit]

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Sara f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Sarah
  2. (biblical) Sarah (wife of Abraham)

Etymology 2[edit]

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Sara m (Portugal)

  1. Sahara (desert in northern Africa)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sara f

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. a female given name.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 17:15
    Dijo también Dios á Abraham: A Sarai tu mujer no la llamarás Sarai, mas Sara será su nombre.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Vulgate Latin Sara, from Hebrew. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1464.

Proper noun[edit]

Sara

  1. (biblical) Sarah.
  2. a female given name, recently also spelled Sarah.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 62 008 females with the given name Sara (compared to 6971 named Sarah) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.