bora

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See also: Bora, bóra, böra, borā, bora-, and Borá

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Gamilaraay būru.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora (plural boras)

  1. A initiation ceremony for males among the Aborigines of New South Wales.
    • 1873, William Ridley, Report on Australian Languages and Traditions, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 2:
      Birribirai, a youth not yet admitted to a bora.
    • 1885, A. L. P. Cameron, Notes on some Tribes of New South Wales, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 14:
      By far the most important among the ceremonies practised by the aborigines of New South Wales is the Bora, at which youths are initiated to manhood...
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps from a dialectal form of Italian borea (north wind), from Latin Boreās.

Noun[edit]

bora

  1. A cold, often dry, northeasterly wind which blows, sometimes in violent gusts, down from mountains on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It also applies to cold, squally, downslope winds in other parts of the world.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 650:
      When the bora blew down from the mountains, announcing the winter, would he ride it on out of town?
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Anagrams[edit]


Chibcha[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Spanish bola.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora

  1. ball

References[edit]

  • Gómez Aldana D. F., Análisis morfológico del Vocabulario 158 de la Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia. Grupo de Investigación Muysccubun. 2013.

Hausa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bóː.ɽàː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [bóː.ɽàː]

Noun[edit]

bōrā̀ f (possessed form bōràr̃)

  1. less-favored wife, wife who is not her husband's favorite

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bor +‎ -a (possessive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈborɒ]
  • Hyphenation: bo‧ra

Noun[edit]

bora

  1. third-person singular single-possession possessive of bor

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative bora
accusative borát
dative borának
instrumental borával
causal-final boráért
translative borává
terminative boráig
essive-formal boraként
essive-modal borául
inessive borában
superessive borán
adessive boránál
illative borába
sublative borára
allative borához
elative borából
delative boráról
ablative borától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
boráé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
boráéi

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bora (to drill), from borr (drill) (Icelandic bor).

Verb[edit]

bora (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative boraði, supine borað)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to bore, drill
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse bora, from bora (to drill), from borr (drill).

Noun[edit]

bora f (genitive singular boru, nominative plural borur)

  1. hole (small and undesirable abode)
  2. butthole (anus)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora m

  1. indefinite accusative/genitive plural of bor

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin borea.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔ.ra/
  • Rhymes: -ɔra
  • Hyphenation: bò‧ra

Noun[edit]

bora f (plural bore)

  1. bora (north-eastern wind)

Anagrams[edit]


Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek βορράς (vorrás, north; violent north wind), from Ancient Greek Βορρᾶς (Borrhâs).

Noun[edit]

bora f (Latin spelling)

  1. storm, torrential rain, gust of wind

Further reading[edit]

  • Joseph Nehama, Jesús Cantera (1977), “bóra”, in Dictionnaire du Judéo-Espagnol (in French), Madrid: CSIC, →ISBN, page 96

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora m

  1. genitive singular form of bors

Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Norwegian bor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpoːra/

Noun[edit]

bōra

  1. boron
Inflection[edit]
Even a-stem, no gradation
Nominative bōra
Genitive bōra
Singular Plural
Nominative bōra bōrat
Accusative bōra bōraid
Genitive bōra bōraid
Illative bōrii bōraide
Locative bōras bōrain
Comitative bōrain bōraiguin
Essive bōran
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person bōran bōrame bōramet
2nd person bōrat bōrade bōradet
3rd person bōras bōraska bōraset
Further reading[edit]
  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpora/

Verb[edit]

bora

  1. inflection of borrat:
    1. present indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular imperative
    3. imperative connegative

Northern Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *bʊ̀táà.

Noun[edit]

bora

  1. bow

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora n

  1. definite neuter plural of bor (Etymology 2)

Verb[edit]

bora

  1. inflection of bore:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora n or m

  1. definite neuter plural of bor (Etymology 2)

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *burōną (to drill, pierce, bore).

Verb[edit]

bora

  1. to bore
Conjugation[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: bora
  • Faroese: bora
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bore
  • Norwegian Bokmål: bore
  • Old Swedish: bora, bura
  • Danish: bore
  • Westrobothnian: bora
  • Gutnish: bure, bur', bura

Noun[edit]

bora f (genitive boru, plural borur)

  1. a drilling hole
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bore f

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

bora

  1. inflection of borr:
    1. indefinite accusative plural
    2. indefinite genitive plural

References[edit]

  • bora”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bora, from Proto-Germanic *burōną.

Verb[edit]

bora

  1. to drill, penetrate

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for embora. From the phrase vamos embora.

Interjection[edit]

bora

  1. let's go
    Bora lá!Let's go there!
    Synonyms: vamos, vamos lá, vamo, vamo lá, vambora
  2. let's
    Bora comer!Let's eat!

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bora

  1. third-person singular imperfect indicative of borî

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora f (plural boras)

  1. (sports, Surmiran) ball

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) balla

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bóra f (Cyrillic spelling бо́ра)

  1. wrinkle
  2. (geology) fold

Declension[edit]


Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi बड़ा (baṛā, large, great, massive; important; very).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

bora (invariable)

  1. fine, excellent
  2. better
  3. best

Derived terms[edit]


Tswana[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *bʊ̀táà.

Noun[edit]

bora 14 (plural mara)

  1. bow

Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

bora

  1. dative singular of bor

Etymology 2[edit]

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Possibly a derivation from Proto-Turkic *bora- (north wind; to snow heavily) [1]. Cognate with Crimean Tatar and Turkmen boran, Bashkir буран (buran), Kazakh боран (boran). Or a wanderword, compare Italian bora, ultimately from Latin borea and, Greek μπόρα (mpóra). The same root as bora is found in the name of the Greek mythological figure of Boreas (Βορέας). Scholars argue, the Serbo-Croatian name bura and Slovene burja are not etymologically related to bora; they derive from Common Slavic burja 'storm' (from the verb *burĭti), and the meaning 'bora' developed later.

Noun[edit]

bora (definite accusative borayı, plural boralar)

  1. (meteorology) squall.
  2. (often nautical) more specifically the bora is a northerly to north-easterly katabatic wind. Regardless of its direction, it can gather a hurricane-strength, thus it is a storm too.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*bora”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bora (to drill), from borr (drill) (Westrobothnian bor).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bora (preterite & supine bora)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to bore, drill

Yoruba[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From (to peel) +‎ ara (body)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bóra

  1. (transitive) to bleach one's skin; to lighten one's skin
  2. (literally) to peel one's body

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From bo (to cover) +‎ ara (body).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bora

  1. to cover the body