contra

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See also: Contra and contra-

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. against; contrary or opposed to

Adverb[edit]

contra ‎(comparative more contra, superlative most contra)

  1. to the contrary to something

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Noun[edit]

contra ‎(plural contras)

  1. (business) a deal to swap goods or services
  2. (accounting) an entry that cancels another entry
  3. (music, informal) any of the musical instruments in the contrabass range, e.g. contrabassoon, contrabass clarinet or, especially, double bass
  4. (dance) A contra dance.
  5. (obsolete, US, New England, dance) A country dance.
    • 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pg. 232.
      Folk histories record that contras were gradually displaced by the introduction of the quadrille and the new couple dances.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. against

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Adverb[edit]

contra

  1. against
    • 2009, Jean Grave, Les Aventures d'en Nono:
      Més endavant, va parlar contra la gent sense família
      But before, he was going to speak against people without family

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

contra

  1. Contra (anti-Sandinista fighter)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of contra (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative contra contrat
genitive contran contrien
partitive contraa contria
illative contraan contriin
singular plural
nominative contra contrat
accusative nom. contra contrat
gen. contran
genitive contran contrien
contrainrare
partitive contraa contria
inessive contrassa contrissa
elative contrasta contrista
illative contraan contriin
adessive contralla contrilla
ablative contralta contrilta
allative contralle contrille
essive contrana contrina
translative contraksi contriksi
instructive contrin
abessive contratta contritta
comitative contrineen

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

contra

  1. third-person singular past historic of contrer

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkontra/, [ˈkon̪.t̪r̺ä]
  • Hyphenation: cón‧tra

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin contrā.

Adverb[edit]

contra

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. Obsolete form of contro.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of contrare

Verb[edit]

contra

  1. third-person singular present indicative of contrare
  2. second-person singular imperative of contrare

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Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. against

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱent- ‎(down, below, with, far, along, against), from *ḱen- ‎(to set oneself in motion, arise). Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌽𐌳𐌰𐌽𐌰 ‎(hindana, from beyond), Old Norse hindr ‎(obstacle), Old Norse handan ‎(from that side, beyond), Old High German hintana ‎(behind), Old English hinder ‎(behind, back, in the farthest part, down), More at hinder, contrary.

Adverb[edit]

contrā

  1. against
  2. opposite to
  3. contrary to
  4. otherwise
  5. in return, back

Preposition[edit]

contrā ‎(+ accusative)

  1. against
  2. across from, opposite

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • contra in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • contra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • CONTRA” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • contra” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to contradict some one: dicere contra aliquem or aliquid (not contradicere alicui)
    • it is a breach of duty to..: contra officium est c. Inf.
    • for the advantage of the state; in the interests of the state: e re publica (opp. contra rem p.)
    • a thing is illegal: aliquid contra legem est
    • to foster revolutionary projects: contra rem publicam sentire
    • to be guilty of high treason: contra rem publicam facere
    • to conspire with some one: conspirare cum aliquo (contra aliquem)
    • against all law, human and divine: contra ius fasque
  • contra” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /kõ.tɾɐ/
  • Hyphenation: con‧tra

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. against

Antonyms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈko̞n.tra̠]
  • (file)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. against, versus
    la lucha contra prejuicio
    the fight against prejudice

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Adverb[edit]

contra

  1. opposite, facing

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