agra

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See also: Agra, ágra, and agrā

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Irish a (vocative particle) + lenited form of grá (love).

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Noun[edit]

agra (uncountable)

  1. (Ireland) Dear, darling (as a term of endearment). [from 18th c.]
    • 1847, Anthony Trollope, The Macdermots of Ballycloran:
      Kathleen, agra, […] bring me a glass of sperrits, will you?
    • 2013, Eimear McBride, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, Faber & Faber 2014, p. 21:
      But their mother sent our one notes. Give that to your mam a ghrá.

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Catalan[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

agra

  1. feminine singular of agre

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

13th century. From Latin ager, agrum, from Proto-Italic *agros, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros.

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Noun[edit]

agra m (plural agras)

  1. large apportion of farmland, usually comprising a number of different properties and fields
    • 1300, J. I. Fernández de Viana y Vieites (ed.), Colección diplomática del monasterio de Santa María de Pantón. Lugo: Deputación, page 42:
      vendo dous leyros que iazen en a agra de Cas dos Ferreyros
      I sell two fields that are in the agra of Cas dos Ferreiros

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References[edit]

  • agra” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • agra” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • agra” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.



Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish acra, acrae (act of suing, prosecuting, bringing an action, urging a claim; action, suit, process), verbal noun of ad·gair (sues, prosecutes, impleads, accuses).

Noun[edit]

agra m (genitive singular agra, nominative plural agraí)

  1. (jurisprudence) suit
  2. Alternative form of agairt (plea; vengeance, retribution)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
agra n-agra hagra t-agra
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "agra" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • acra(e)” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • suit” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • Entries containing “agra” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

agra f

  1. feminine singular of agro

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Ladino[edit]

Adjective[edit]

agra f (Latin spelling)

  1. sour

Latvian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

agra

  1. genitive singular masculine form of agrs
  2. nominative singular feminine form of agrs

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɡɾa/, [ˈaɣɾa]

Adjective[edit]

agra

  1. feminine singular of agro

Venetian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

agra f

  1. feminine singular of agro