borra

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See also: borrá, bórra, and bórrá

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

borra (uncountable)

  1. leafy matter found in wax
    • 1950, Robert W. Pressing and Bradley J. Pettibone, US Patent 2531785, page 4:
      [] continuously discharging borra from said zone as a solid, removing the water from said slurry and mechanically recovering solid wax.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin burra.

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Noun[edit]

borra f (plural borres)

  1. fluff, waste fibers

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin burra.

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Noun[edit]

borra f (plural borras)

  1. rough wool; flock (coarse tufts of wool used in bedding)
    • 1348, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática. Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 306:
      It. mando a mia cama. en que eu jasco. que som quatro almadraques. dos quaes ssom dous de ffroxel et huun dalgodon et outro de borra et con seu cabeçal et con duas colchas
      Item, I bequeath my bed, the one where I lie, which is made of four mattresses, two of them of down, one of cotton, and another of wool, with its pillow and two quilts [...]
  2. sediment, grounds, dreg, tartar
  3. ink (of a squid, octopus, etc)
  4. ash; soot
  5. meconium
  6. (figuratively) vanity, arrogance, pride

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References[edit]

  • borra” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • borra” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • borra” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • borra” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • borra” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bor +‎ -ra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈborːɒ]
  • Hyphenation: bor‧ra

Noun[edit]

borra

  1. sublative singular of bor
    Nincs pénzünk borra.We don't have money for wine.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

borra m (genitive singular borra, nominative plural borraí)

  1. barrow, hog

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
borra bhorra mborra
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "borra" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • hog” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin burra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔr.ra/, (traditional) /ˈbor.ra/[1]

Noun[edit]

borra f (plural borre)

  1. waste
  2. cotton

References[edit]

  1. ^ borra in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Bears possibly coincidental resemblance to Albanian borë (snow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

borra f

  1. snow
  2. sleet

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin burra.

Noun[edit]

borra f (plural borras)

  1. sediment, grounds (collection of small particles, particularly dirt, that precipitates from a body of water)
    Synonym: sedimento
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

borra

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of borrar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of borrar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin burra. Cognate with English bureau and burel.

Noun[edit]

borra f (plural borras)

  1. young female sheep
  2. rough wool
  3. flock (for mattress)
  4. stuffing (for cushions)
  5. cotton waste
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Descendants[edit]
  • Tagalog: bura

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

borra

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of borrar.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish bora, from Old Norse bora, from Proto-Germanic *burōną. Equivalent to borr +‎ -a.

Verb[edit]

borra (present borrar, preterite borrade, supine borrat, imperative borra)

  1. to drill (make a hole using a drill)

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