Vera

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: vera, verá, and Věra

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed in the nineteenth century from the Russian virtue name Ве́ра ‎(Véra, faith). By folk etymology it has also been explained as Latin vera ‎(true).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.
    • 1880 Ouida, Moths, Elibron.com (2001), ISBN 1402174977, page 51:
      Good night, my Vera. Mind, I shall always call you Vera. It sounds so Russian and nice, and is much prettier than Vere.
    • 1953 Eric Linklater, The House of Gair, J.Cape, page 214:
      I killed Vera Cross - - - .I had known her for about three months, and never ceased to wonder if her parents, when they gave her a name, had been totally illiterate or wilfully blasphemous.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Popular in the Anglo-Saxon world in the 1910s and the 1920s, particularly in England.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A surname of Spanish origin.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ве́ра ‎(Véra).

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ве́ра ‎(Véra) in the end of the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Hungarian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia hu

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛrɒ/
  • Hyphenation: Ve‧ra

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Vera Verák
accusative Verát Verákat
dative Verának Veráknak
instrumental Verával Verákkal
causal-final Veráért Verákért
translative Verává Verákká
terminative Veráig Verákig
essive-formal Veraként Verákként
essive-modal
inessive Verában Verákban
superessive Verán Verákon
adessive Veránál Veráknál
illative Verába Verákba
sublative Verára Verákra
allative Verához Verákhoz
elative Verából Verákból
delative Veráról Verákról
ablative Verától Veráktól
Possessive forms of Vera
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Verám Veráim
2nd person sing. Verád Veráid
3rd person sing. Verája Verái
1st person plural Veránk Veráink
2nd person plural Verátok Veráitok
3rd person plural Verájuk Veráik

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ве́ра ‎(Véra).

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.

Anagrams[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1876. From Russian Ве́ра ‎(Véra).

Proper noun[edit]

Vera f

  1. A female given name.
  2. A transliteration of The Russian female given name Ве́ра ‎(Véra).

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Vera was the only given name of 8331 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Russian speakers.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ве́ра ‎(Véra) in the 1880s.

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vera f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Vera

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Ве́ра ‎(Véra) in the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.