abrakadabra

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Crimean Tatar

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Etymology

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From Latin abracadabra.

Noun

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abrakadabra

  1. abracadabra

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References

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  • Mirjejev, V. A., Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech

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Pronunciation

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Interjection

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abrakadabra

  1. abracadabra (said by someone doing magic or magical trick)
    Synonyms: simsalabim, čáry máry

Further reading

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  • abrakadabra in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

Finnish

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Etymology

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From Latin abracadabra.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɑbrɑkɑdɑbrɑ/, [ˈɑ̝brɑ̝kɑ̝ˌdɑ̝brɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑbrɑ
  • Syllabification(key): ab‧ra‧ka‧dab‧ra

Noun

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abrakadabra

  1. abracadabra (complicated technical or other jargon)

Declension

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Inflection of abrakadabra (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative abrakadabra abrakadabrat
genitive abrakadabran abrakadabrojen
partitive abrakadabraa abrakadabroja
illative abrakadabraan abrakadabroihin
singular plural
nominative abrakadabra abrakadabrat
accusative nom. abrakadabra abrakadabrat
gen. abrakadabran
genitive abrakadabran abrakadabrojen
abrakadabrain rare
partitive abrakadabraa abrakadabroja
inessive abrakadabrassa abrakadabroissa
elative abrakadabrasta abrakadabroista
illative abrakadabraan abrakadabroihin
adessive abrakadabralla abrakadabroilla
ablative abrakadabralta abrakadabroilta
allative abrakadabralle abrakadabroille
essive abrakadabrana abrakadabroina
translative abrakadabraksi abrakadabroiksi
abessive abrakadabratta abrakadabroitta
instructive abrakadabroin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of abrakadabra (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative abrakadabrani abrakadabrani
accusative nom. abrakadabrani abrakadabrani
gen. abrakadabrani
genitive abrakadabrani abrakadabrojeni
abrakadabraini rare
partitive abrakadabraani abrakadabrojani
inessive abrakadabrassani abrakadabroissani
elative abrakadabrastani abrakadabroistani
illative abrakadabraani abrakadabroihini
adessive abrakadabrallani abrakadabroillani
ablative abrakadabraltani abrakadabroiltani
allative abrakadabralleni abrakadabroilleni
essive abrakadabranani abrakadabroinani
translative abrakadabrakseni abrakadabroikseni
abessive abrakadabrattani abrakadabroittani
instructive
comitative abrakadabroineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative abrakadabrasi abrakadabrasi
accusative nom. abrakadabrasi abrakadabrasi
gen. abrakadabrasi
genitive abrakadabrasi abrakadabrojesi
abrakadabraisi rare
partitive abrakadabraasi abrakadabrojasi
inessive abrakadabrassasi abrakadabroissasi
elative abrakadabrastasi abrakadabroistasi
illative abrakadabraasi abrakadabroihisi
adessive abrakadabrallasi abrakadabroillasi
ablative abrakadabraltasi abrakadabroiltasi
allative abrakadabrallesi abrakadabroillesi
essive abrakadabranasi abrakadabroinasi
translative abrakadabraksesi abrakadabroiksesi
abessive abrakadabrattasi abrakadabroittasi
instructive
comitative abrakadabroinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative abrakadabramme abrakadabramme
accusative nom. abrakadabramme abrakadabramme
gen. abrakadabramme
genitive abrakadabramme abrakadabrojemme
abrakadabraimme rare
partitive abrakadabraamme abrakadabrojamme
inessive abrakadabrassamme abrakadabroissamme
elative abrakadabrastamme abrakadabroistamme
illative abrakadabraamme abrakadabroihimme
adessive abrakadabrallamme abrakadabroillamme
ablative abrakadabraltamme abrakadabroiltamme
allative abrakadabrallemme abrakadabroillemme
essive abrakadabranamme abrakadabroinamme
translative abrakadabraksemme abrakadabroiksemme
abessive abrakadabrattamme abrakadabroittamme
instructive
comitative abrakadabroinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative abrakadabranne abrakadabranne
accusative nom. abrakadabranne abrakadabranne
gen. abrakadabranne
genitive abrakadabranne abrakadabrojenne
abrakadabrainne rare
partitive abrakadabraanne abrakadabrojanne
inessive abrakadabrassanne abrakadabroissanne
elative abrakadabrastanne abrakadabroistanne
illative abrakadabraanne abrakadabroihinne
adessive abrakadabrallanne abrakadabroillanne
ablative abrakadabraltanne abrakadabroiltanne
allative abrakadabrallenne abrakadabroillenne
essive abrakadabrananne abrakadabroinanne
translative abrakadabraksenne abrakadabroiksenne
abessive abrakadabrattanne abrakadabroittanne
instructive
comitative abrakadabroinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative abrakadabransa abrakadabransa
accusative nom. abrakadabransa abrakadabransa
gen. abrakadabransa
genitive abrakadabransa abrakadabrojensa
abrakadabrainsa rare
partitive abrakadabraansa abrakadabrojaan
abrakadabrojansa
inessive abrakadabrassaan
abrakadabrassansa
abrakadabroissaan
abrakadabroissansa
elative abrakadabrastaan
abrakadabrastansa
abrakadabroistaan
abrakadabroistansa
illative abrakadabraansa abrakadabroihinsa
adessive abrakadabrallaan
abrakadabrallansa
abrakadabroillaan
abrakadabroillansa
ablative abrakadabraltaan
abrakadabraltansa
abrakadabroiltaan
abrakadabroiltansa
allative abrakadabralleen
abrakadabrallensa
abrakadabroilleen
abrakadabroillensa
essive abrakadabranaan
abrakadabranansa
abrakadabroinaan
abrakadabroinansa
translative abrakadabrakseen
abrakadabraksensa
abrakadabroikseen
abrakadabroiksensa
abessive abrakadabrattaan
abrakadabrattansa
abrakadabroittaan
abrakadabroittansa
instructive
comitative abrakadabroineen
abrakadabroinensa

Synonyms

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Interjection

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abrakadabra

  1. abracadabra (used by performing magician to indicate the moment of performing a magical trick or illusion)

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Further reading

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nb

Etymology

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From Late Latin abracadabra, a word used in magical writings, of uncertain origin, possibly from Thracian. Perhaps related to Abraxas (a Gnostic deity), and with various Aramaic or Hebrew terms, such as עברא כדברא (avra kedavra, literally what was said has come to pass), עַבְדָא כְּדַברָא (avda kedavara, literally what was said has been done); ארבע-אחד-ארבע (arba-eḥad-arba, literally “four-one-four”).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɑːbrakaˈdɑːbra/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːbra
  • Hyphenation: ab‧ra‧ka‧dab‧ra

Noun

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abrakadabra n (definite singular abrakadabraet, indefinite plural abrakadabra, definite plural abrakadabraa or abrakadabraene)

  1. abracadabra (magic formula where the first line contains these letters)
  2. (colloquial) magic potion, patent solution
    • 2009 September 6, Aftenposten, page 3:
      tviler … på at det finnes et abrakadabra for Midtøsten
      … doubts that there is an abracadabra for the Middle East
  3. abracadabra (mumbo-jumbo; obscure language or technicalities; jargon.)
    • 1879, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Det ny System, page 156:
      her blev et abracadabra uden øren-lyd over al verden
      here became an abracadabra without ear-sound all over the world
    • 2000, Arild Nyquist, Sølvfiskene, page 19:
      de snakker et kaudervelsk abrakadabra
      they speak an uninteligible abracadabra

Interjection

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abrakadabra

  1. abracadabra (used to indicate that a magic trick or other illusion has been performed.)
    • 1852, Henrik Wergeland, Samlede Skrifter II,5, page 340:
      abrakadabra! Styrt i støvet! Der kommer skyen tilbage af sig selv paa min kommando
      abracadabra! Steered in the dust! The cloud comes back by itself at my command
    Abrakadabra! Der lå den forsvunne hjerterkongen
    Abracadabra! There lay the missing King of Hearts
    Synonyms: simsalabim, hokus pokus

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References

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Polish

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Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin abracadabra. First attested in 1560.[1]

Pronunciation

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Interjection

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abrakadabra

  1. (occult) abracadabra! (said by performing magician to indicate the moment of performing a magical trick or illusion)
    Synonyms: czary-mary, bim sala bim, hokus-pokus

Noun

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abrakadabra f

  1. abracadabra, mumbo jumbo (complicated technical or other jargon)
  2. (Middle Polish, occult) charm cast on amulets
    Hypernym: zaklęcie

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References

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  1. ^ Maria Renata Mayenowa, Stanisław Rospond, Witold Taszycki, Stefan Hrabec, Władysław Kuraszkiewicz (2010-2023) “abrakadraba”, in Słownik Polszczyzny XVI Wieku [A Dictionary of 16th Century Polish]

Further reading

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Swedish

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Noun

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abrakadabra n

  1. abracadabra

Declension

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Declension of abrakadabra 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative abrakadabra abrakadabrat
Genitive abrakadabras abrakadabrats

Interjection

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abrakadabra

  1. abracadabra
    Synonym: simsalabim

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Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish abracadabra, from Late Latin abracadabra. See also Ancient Greek ἀβράξας (abráxas).

Pronunciation

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  • (Standard Tagalog) IPA(key): /ˌʔabɾakaˈdabɾa/ [ˌʔaː.bɾɐ.xɐˌdaːˈbɾa], /ʔabɾakaˈdabɾa/ [ʔɐ.bɾɐ.xɐˈdaː.bɾɐ]
  • Rhymes: -abɾa
  • Syllabification: a‧bra‧ka‧da‧bra

Noun

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ábrakadábra or abrakadabra (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜊ᜔ᜇᜃᜇᜊ᜔ᜇ)

  1. abracadabra
  2. mumbo jumbo; nonsense (meaningless words)

Further reading

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  • abrakadabra at KWF Diksiyonaryo ng Wikang Filipino[3], Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, 2021
  • abrakadabra”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • Cuadrado Muñiz, Adolfo (1972) Hispanismos en el tagalo: diccionario de vocablos de origen español vigentes en esta lengua filipina, Madrid: Oficina de Educación Iberoamericana, page 4