Tara

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See also: tara, tará, tāra, tåra, țara, țară, and ta-ra

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑːɹə/
  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛəɹə/, /ˈtæɹə/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːɹə

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Irish Teamhrach, genitive of Teamhair, from Old Irish Temair (literally high place).

Proper noun[edit]

Tara

  1. An Irish place name, associated with the Hill of Tara, seat of ancient Irish kings.
    • 1808 Thomas Moore, The Harp of Tara
      No more to chiefs and ladies bright
      The harp of Tara swells
  2. A female given name transferred from the place name, of 20th century and later usage. Derived from the name of the plantation in Gone with the Wind, named for the place in Ireland.
  3. A male given name.
    • 1952, Janice Holt Giles, Tara's Healing
      the story of Tara Cochrane, a war veteran, a physician, and a burned-out man who describes himself in terms of a bad cigarette
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Etymology 2[edit]

18th century Eastern Tibetan thangka, with the Green Tara (Samaya Tara Yogini) in the center and the Blue, Red, White and Yellow taras in the corners, Rubin Museum of Art

From Sanskrit तारा (tārā, star).

Proper noun[edit]

Tara

  1. (Buddhism) A female Buddha typically associated with Buddhist tantra practice as preserved in Tibetan Buddhism. She is the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements.
  2. A female given name from Sanskrit.

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Tara (plural Taras)

  1. A surname.
Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Tara is the 40082nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 547 individuals. Tara is most common among White (58.5%), Asian/Pacific Islander (19.38%) and Hispanic/Latino (14.44%) individuals.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian tara, from Arabic طَرْح‎(ṭarḥ, subtraction).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːʁa/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ta‧ra

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Tara f (genitive Tara, plural Taren)

  1. (business) tare (the empty weight of a container)
    Coordinate terms: Brutto, Netto

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Tara f

  1. a female given name

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