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; especially (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 [...].

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

orr (nose) +‎ -a (possessive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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
inessive orrában
superessive orrán
adessive orránál
illative orrába
sublative orrára
allative orrához
elative orrából
delative orráról
ablative orrától

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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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Noun[edit]

orra f (plural orrachan)

Etymology[edit]

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  1. amulet, enchantment
  2. a charm to effect something wonderful

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Pronoun[edit]

orra

  1. on them

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References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)