orra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably originally a reduced form of over + all.

Adjective[edit]

orra (comparative more orra, superlative most orra)

  1. (now Scotland) Superfluous; odd, unmatched, left over.
  2. (now Scotland) Of people: idle, unemployed, disreputable. [from 16th c.]
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 16:
      But the bothy billies, the ploughmen and the orra men of the Mains, they'd never care for gentry except to mock at them []

Anagrams[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈorːɒ], [ˈoːrɒ]
  • Hyphenation: or‧ra

Etymology 1[edit]

orr (nose) +‎ -a (possessive suffix)

Noun[edit]

orra

  1. third-person singular single-possession possessive of orr
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative orra
accusative orrát
dative orrának
instrumental orrával
causal-final orráért
translative orrává
terminative orráig
essive-formal orraként
essive-modal orrául
inessive orrában
superessive orrán
adessive orránál
illative orrába
sublative orrára
allative orrához
elative orrából
delative orráról
ablative orrától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
orráé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
orráéi
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

orr (nose) +‎ -ra (case suffix)

Noun[edit]

orra

  1. sublative singular of orr
    orra bukiks/he tumbles, s/he falls to the ground (literally, “s/he falls onto the nose”)
Derived terms[edit]

Irish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

orra (emphatic orrasan)

  1. Alternative form of orthu

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

orra

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

orra f (plural orrachan)

  1. amulet, enchantment
  2. a charm to effect something wonderful
Related terms[edit]
  • an orra-bhalbh (an amulet to prevent one's agent to make a defense in a court of justice)
  • orra-an-donais (amulet to send one's foe to the mischief)
  • orra-chomais (an amulet to deprive a man of his virility (especially on the marriage night))
  • orra-ghràidh (an amulet to provoke unlawful love)
  • orra-ghrùdaire (an amulet to make every drop of the wash to overflow the wash-tuns)
  • orra-na-h-aoine (an amulet to drown a foe)
  • orra-sheamlachais (an amulet to make a cow allow the calf of another cow to suck her)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

orra (emphatic orrasan)

  1. third-person plural of air: on them
Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
orra n-orra h-orra t-orra
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • orra” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)