burra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hindi बड़ा (baṛā, large, important).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

burra (not comparable)

  1. (India) Big or important, used as a respectful honorific.
    Synonym: bada
    • 1997, John H. Esterline, ‎Mae H. Esterline, Innocents Abroad: How We Won the Cold War,page 27:
      The most burra of burra sahibs resided in spacious, columned villas within the exclusive enclave of Alipore.
    • 2017, Lila Lee, The Lotus Blossom
      Later she served the curried meal on an English blue and white flow-blue platter. “Spicy like my Maharanee. A burra meal, fit for a prince of India!”

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Albanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

burra m pl

  1. indefinite plural of burrë

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

burra f (plural burres)

  1. donkey (a domestic animal)

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle English burre, perhaps from Old English byrst (bristle).

Noun[edit]

burra m (genitive singular burra, nominative plural burraí)

  1. (engineering, metallurgy) burr
  2. Alternative form of barra (bar; (sand)bar; tack)

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
burra bhurra mburra
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From burrus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

burra f (genitive burrae); first declension

  1. A small cow with a red mouth or muzzle
  2. A shaggy garment
    1. (Late Latin) (plural) trifles, nonsense

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative burra burrae
Genitive burrae burrārum
Dative burrae burrīs
Accusative burram burrās
Ablative burrā burrīs
Vocative burra burrae

Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

burra

  1. inflection of burrus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

References[edit]

  • burra”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • burra in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • burra in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

burra

  1. feminine singular of burro

Noun[edit]

burra f (plural burras)

  1. female equivalent of burro

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine of burro.

Noun[edit]

burra f (plural burras, masculine burro, masculine plural burros)

  1. jenny, jenny-ass, she-ass
  2. (colloquial) bicycle

See also[edit]

Adjective[edit]

burra

  1. feminine singular of burro

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

burra (present burrar, preterite burrade, supine burrat, imperative burra)

  1. ruffle

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