chara

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See also: Chara, Chára, and Chará

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From translingual/New Latin Chara

Noun[edit]

chara (plural charas)

  1. A green alga of the genus Chara.
    Synonym: muskgrass

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

chara (plural charas)

  1. Shortened form of charabanc
    • 2013, Alf Townsend, The Charabanc: The Early Days of Motorised Coach Travel:
      The workers didn't get paid for any holidays, so a day out in a 'chara' was all they got.

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chara

  1. Lenited form of cara.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cara chara gcara
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chara

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ちゃら

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare English caraway.

Noun[edit]

chara f (genitive charae); first declension

  1. An unknown kind of root, perhaps wild cabbage or the root of caraway
    • (Can we date this quote?), Gaius Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Civili, Liber III, 48:
      Est autem genus radicis inventum ab eis, qui fuerant vacui ab operibus, quod appellatur chara, quod admixtum lacte multum inopiam levabat.
      "There was a sort of root called chara, discovered by the troops which served under Valerius."

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative chara charae
Genitive charae charārum
Dative charae charīs
Accusative charam charās
Ablative charā charīs
Vocative chara charae

References[edit]

  • chara in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • chara in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
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Middle Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

chara

  1. Lenited form of cara.

Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

chara f (plural charas) (Limousin)

  1. face (front part of the head)

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

chara

  1. Aspirate mutation of cara.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cara gara nghara chara
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.