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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Serbo-Croatian pàra/па̀ра, from Ottoman Turkish پاره(pare, para), from Persian پاره(pâre).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) enPR: päʹrə, IPA(key): /ˈpɑːɹə/
    • (file)
  • (US) enPR: pärʹə, IPA(key): /ˈpɑːɹə/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːɹə

Noun[edit]

para (plural paras)

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  1. (historical) A former subunit of currency in several countries in the Ottoman/Turkish and Yugoslav regions.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

The second part of words such as primipara and multipara

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

para (plural paras)

  1. (medicine) A woman who has had a certain number of pregnancies, indicated by the number prepended to this word.
Related terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Clippings.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para (plural paras)

  1. Clipping of paragraph.
  2. Clipping of paratrooper.
  3. (US, education, informal) Clipping of paraprofessional educator.
  4. Clipping of paraplegic.
    • 2010, Shelley Lynn Tremain (ed.), Foucault and the Government of Disability
      The problems that male paras encounter in relation to bladder management pale in significance when placed alongside the problems with bladder management that female paraplegics experience. For women paras, attempts are made to train the bladder to empty itself at regular intervals; however, accidents do happen.

Etymology 4[edit]

Shortened from paralytic

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

para (comparative more para, superlative most para)

  1. (UK, Australia, slang) very drunk
Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


'Are'are[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. fishhook

Verb[edit]

para

  1. be white

References[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Back formation from përpara, from Proto-Albanian *pər-parə-a, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥H-e/o-s (before, in front)

Preposition[edit]

para (+ablative)

  1. before
    para afatit
    before the deadline
  2. ago
    para dy shekujsh
    two centuries ago
  3. (physical position) in front of
    para një pasqyre
    in front of a mirror
  4. (presence) in front of, in the presence of
    para klasës
    in front of the class
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish پاره(pare, para), from Persian پاره(pâre).

Noun[edit]

para f (indefinite plural para, definite singular paraja, definite plural paratë)

  1. money

Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

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

Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

para (parà)

  1. to erase

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

para (pára)

  1. to flag a vehicle

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

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

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Verb[edit]

para

  1. to flag down; to signal to, especially to stop a passing vehicle etc.
  2. to signal a driver to stop in order for one to alight a vehicle

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. for

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish پاره(pare, para), from Persian پاره(pâre).

Noun[edit]

para

  1. cash, money

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English para (paratrooper).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Noun[edit]

para f or m (plural para's)

  1. para (paratrooper)

Synonyms[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From paro (pair) +‎ -a.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpara]
  • Rhymes: -ara
  • Hyphenation: par‧a

Adjective[edit]

para (accusative singular paran, plural paraj, accusative plural parajn)

  1. even (not odd)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from North Germanic, from the same origin as Swedish bära (to carry, bear).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑrɑ/, [ˈpɑrɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrɑ
  • Syllabification(key): pa‧ra

Noun[edit]

para

  1. (witchcraft) A being created to bring milk or butter to its creator.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of para (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative para parat
genitive paran parojen
partitive paraa paroja
illative paraan paroihin
singular plural
nominative para parat
accusative nom. para parat
gen. paran
genitive paran parojen
parainrare
partitive paraa paroja
inessive parassa paroissa
elative parasta paroista
illative paraan paroihin
adessive paralla paroilla
ablative paralta paroilta
allative paralle paroille
essive parana paroina
translative paraksi paroiksi
instructive paroin
abessive paratta paroitta
comitative paroineen
Possessive forms of para (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person parani paramme
2nd person parasi paranne
3rd person paransa

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

  1. third-person singular past historic of parer

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese pera, para, from Latin per (through) + ad (to).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. for (directed at, intended to belong to)
  2. for (to obtain)
  3. to, toward (indicating destination)
  4. for (by the standards of)
  5. (after a form of estar) about to
Usage notes[edit]

In spoken language this preposition frequently contracts with the next word, especially with articles and pronouns, but today these contraction are not usually represented in the written language.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from parar (to prepare). Cognate with Portuguese apara.

Paras de pataca ("potato peelings")

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para f (plural paras)

  1. peeling (of a fruit, vegetable, cheese)
    Synonyms: carapa, carapela, casca, monda, paraza, pela, peladura, peleca, plana, tona
  2. shaving, woodshaving
    Synonyms: labra, lasca
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • para” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • para” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • para” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • para” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • para” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Gamo[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. horse

References[edit]

  • Corinna Handschuh, A typology of marked-S languages

Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. sea

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɒrɒ]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra
  • Rhymes: -rɒ

Etymology 1[edit]

Of uncertain origin.

Noun[edit]

para (usually uncountable, plural parák)

  1. suber, cork
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative para parák
accusative parát parákat
dative parának paráknak
instrumental parával parákkal
causal-final paráért parákért
translative parává parákká
terminative paráig parákig
essive-formal paraként parákként
essive-modal
inessive parában parákban
superessive parán parákon
adessive paránál paráknál
illative parába parákba
sublative parára parákra
allative parához parákhoz
elative parából parákból
delative paráról parákról
ablative parától paráktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
paráé paráké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
paráéi parákéi
Possessive forms of para
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. parám paráim
2nd person sing. parád paráid
3rd person sing. parája parái
1st person plural paránk paráink
2nd person plural parátok paráitok
3rd person plural parájuk paráik
Derived terms[edit]

(Compound words):

Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps from paranoia.

Noun[edit]

para

  1. (slang) fear
    Synonyms: félelem, rettegés
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative para parák
accusative parát parákat
dative parának paráknak
instrumental parával parákkal
causal-final paráért parákért
translative parává parákká
terminative paráig parákig
essive-formal paraként parákként
essive-modal
inessive parában parákban
superessive parán parákon
adessive paránál paráknál
illative parába parákba
sublative parára parákra
allative parához parákhoz
elative parából parákból
delative paráról parákról
ablative parától paráktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
paráé paráké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
paráéi parákéi
Possessive forms of para
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. parám paráim
2nd person sing. parád paráid
3rd person sing. parája parái
1st person plural paránk paráink
2nd person plural parátok paráitok
3rd person plural parájuk paráik
Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

para (comparative parább, superlative legparább)

  1. (slang) scary, spooky, sinister, dark
    Synonyms: félelmetes, rémisztő, ijesztő, baljós
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative para parák
accusative parát parákat
dative parának paráknak
instrumental parával parákkal
causal-final paráért parákért
translative parává parákká
terminative paráig parákig
essive-formal paraként parákként
essive-modal
inessive parában parákban
superessive parán parákon
adessive paránál paráknál
illative parába parákba
sublative parára parákra
allative parához parákhoz
elative parából parákból
delative paráról parákról
ablative parától paráktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
paráé paráké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
paráéi parákéi

Etymology 3[edit]

From paraméter.

Noun[edit]

para

  1. (slang) (physical) parameter (height, weight, and age, often asked at the beginning of online dating)
    Mik a paráid?What are your parameters?
    Synonym: paraméter
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative para parák
accusative parát parákat
dative parának paráknak
instrumental parával parákkal
causal-final paráért parákért
translative parává parákká
terminative paráig parákig
essive-formal paraként parákként
essive-modal
inessive parában parákban
superessive parán parákon
adessive paránál paráknál
illative parába parákba
sublative parára parákra
allative parához parákhoz
elative parából parákból
delative paráról parákról
ablative parától paráktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
paráé paráké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
paráéi parákéi
Possessive forms of para
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. parám paráim
2nd person sing. parád paráid
3rd person sing. parája parái
1st person plural paránk paráink
2nd person plural parátok paráitok
3rd person plural parájuk paráik

Etymology 4[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish پاره(para, money), from Persian پاره(pâre, piece).

Noun[edit]

para (plural parák)

  1. para (a subunit of Ottoman currency)
Derived terms[edit]

Ido[edit]

Adjective[edit]

para

  1. (mathematics) even

Antonyms[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit पर (para, other).

Adverb[edit]

para

  1. some, the (when talking about people)

Article[edit]

para

  1. the

Noun[edit]

para (first-person possessive paraku, second-person possessive paramu, third-person possessive paranya)

  1. present (person)
  2. joint, shared

See also[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpa.ra/
  • Rhymes: -ara
  • Hyphenation: pà‧ra

Etymology 1[edit]

From Pará, Brazil, where it is produced.

Noun[edit]

para f (plural pare)

  1. crepe rubber
  2. crepe (for shoes)

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping.

Noun[edit]

para f (uncountable)

  1. (slang) paranoia

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

para

  1. inflection of parare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams[edit]


Javanese[edit]

Article[edit]

para

  1. marker of group or collectivity

Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese parar.

Verb[edit]

para

  1. to stop

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

parā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of parō

References[edit]

  • para 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)
  • para”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

para f

  1. 24 hours (day)
    Aš manau kad užtruks apie vieną parą.
    I think it will take about 24 hours.

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *paRa (collective particle). Compare Acehnese para (horde, troop).

Prefix[edit]

para (Jawi spelling ڤارا‎)

  1. definitive prefix used to denote that the word preceded is plural
    Para muridAll students
Descendants[edit]
  • Indonesian: para

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *paRa (storage shelf; attic, loft). Compare Tagalog pága (storage loft made of bamboo attached to ceiling).

Noun[edit]

para (Jawi spelling ڤارا‎, plural para-para, informal 1st possessive paraku, 2nd possessive paramu, 3rd possessive paranya)

  1. shelf
    Para bukuBookshelf
    Synonym: rak
  2. rubber (of the material)
    Nilai paraValue of rubber
    Synonyms: getah, karet
Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

para n pl

  1. definite plural of par

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

para n pl

  1. definite plural of par

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sanskrit पर (para), from Proto-Indo-European *per-.

Adjective[edit]

para

  1. other, another
  2. alien
  3. outsider
  4. further (on)
    • c. 500 AD, Kaccāyana, Pālivyākaraṇaṃ [Pali Grammar]‎[1] (in Pali), page 252; republished as Satish Chandra Acharyya Vidyabhusana, editor, Kaccayana's Pali Grammar (edited in Devanagari character and translated into English), Calcutta, Bengal: Mahabodhi Society, 1901:
      सब्बेसं तिण्णं पठममज्झिमुत्तमपुरिसानं एकाभिधाने परो पुरिसो गहेतब्बो। सो च पठति, ते च पठन्ति, त्वञ्च पठसि तुम्हे च पठथ, अहञ्च पठामि = मयं पठाम; सो पचति, ते च पचन्ति, त्वञ्च पचन्ति, तुम्हे च पठथ, अहञ्च पचआमि = मयं पचाम एवं सेसासु विभत्तीसु परो पुरिसो योजेतब्बो॥
      Sabbesaṃ tiṇṇaṃ paṭhamamajjhimuttamapurisānaṃ ekābhidhāne paro puriso gahetabbo. So ca paṭhati, te ca paṭhanti, tvañca paṭhasi, tumhe ca paṭhatha, ahañca paṭhāmi = mayaṃ paṭhāma; so pacati, te ca pacanti, tvañca pacasi, tumhe ca pacatha, ahañca pacāmi = mayaṃ pacāma. Evaṃ sesāsu vibhattīsu paro puriso yojetabbo.
      With all three, third, second, and first persons, in one expression, the last person is to be taken. He reads, they read, thou readest, you read, and I read = we read; he cooks, they cook, thou cookest, you cook , and I cook = we cook. The last person is to be applied thus for other endings.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Pali Text Society (1921-1925), “para”, in Pali-English Dictionary‎, London: Chipstead

Papiamentu[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish pájaro and Portuguese pássaro and Kabuverdianu pasaru.

Noun[edit]

para

  1. bird

Etymology 2[edit]

From Portuguese parar and Spanish parar and Kabuverdianu para.

Verb[edit]

para

  1. to stop
  2. to stand

Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *para, *parъ.

Noun[edit]

para f

  1. (uncountable) steam, water in gaseous phase
  2. (uncountable) breath
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
adverbs
Related terms[edit]
verb

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German pâr (German Paar), from Latin pār.

Noun[edit]

para f

  1. couple (two partners in a romantic relationship)
  2. a couple (an unspecified, small amount)
  3. -odd (used after numbers to specific an unspecified amount)
    Ona miała trzydzieści parę lat.She was thirty-odd years old.
    Synonyms: z hakiem, mniej więcej, z grubsza
  4. pair (two objects)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
numeral/adverb
phrase
verb

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

para

  1. third-person singular present of parać

Further reading[edit]

  • para in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • para in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier pera, from Old Portuguese pera, from Latin per (through) + ad (to).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Informal forms

  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. for (directed at, intended to belong to or to be appropriate for)
    Ração para gatos.
    Food for cats.
    O que é bom para gripe?
    What is good for the flu?
  2. indicates application of an adjective; to
  3. to; so; in order to (indicates purpose)
    Comprei um baixo para tocar numa banda.
    I bought a bass to play in a band.
  4. towards; to; in the direction of (indicates destination)
    Synonyms: a, até
    Vamos para a minha casa.
    Let’s go to my house.
  5. introduces the location, direction or context that applies to a verb
    Essa janela abre para um longo vale.
    This window opens into a long valley.
  6. to (to the value of)
    A cor da banana foi de amarelo para preto.
    The colour of the banana went from yellow to black.
    O valor da minha casa baixou para menos do que o que eu paguei.
    The value of my house has fallen to less than what I paid.
  7. in the opinion of
    Para mim, esse livro é um dos melhores da história.
    In my opinion, this book is one of the best ever.
  8. (with an infinitive) about to; soon to be (indicates that something will happen soon)
    Synonyms: prestes a, por
    Fiquem quietos que o filme está para começar.
    Be quiet because the film is about to begin.

Contraction[edit]

Para + definite article contractions are nonstandard and thus not used in serious writing, but are very widespread in speech and informal writing. Those without r are even more nonstandard:

Para + indefinite article contractions are also nonstandard, but are not as common:

There are some para + personal pronoun contractions, which are also nonstandard and uncommon in writing:

Usage notes[edit]

Some senses of para, such as 'in order to', introduce a subordinate clause. When this clause begins with a personal pronoun, some speakers use a prepositional pronoun instead of a nominative one:

  • Comprei um bolo para mim comer.
    I bought a cake for me to eat.

instead of the standard

  • Comprei um bolo para eu comer.
    I bought a cake for me to eat.

Such usage is strongly proscribed.

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:para.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -aɾɐ
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Verb[edit]

para

  1. inflection of parar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. rain

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish پاره(para), from Persian پاره(pâre).

Noun[edit]

para f (plural parale)

  1. para
  2. money

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

a para (third-person singular present parează, past participle parat1st conj.

  1. parry

Sanaviron[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. water

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Julio Salinardi, Córdoba y Traslasierra: integración y disgregación (2006): Con respecto a la lengua sanavirona, hay algunas palabras cuyo significado es seguro, tales comon sacat (pueblo), charaba (cacique), para (agua) y mampa (acequia).
  • Čestmír Loukotka, ‎Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 48

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *para, *parъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pȁra f (Cyrillic spelling па̏ра)

  1. steam
  2. vapor
  3. fume
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish پاره(pare, para), from Persian پاره(pâre).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pǎra/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Noun[edit]

pàra f (Cyrillic spelling па̀ра)

  1. para (Yugoslav currency)
  2. (colloquial) money (usually in plural)
Declension[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier pora (a combination of por and a, or from Latin pro ad) via assimilation, influenced by the archaic preposition par.[2]

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. for, to (expressing a recipient)
    La niña compró un regalo de navidad para su abuela.
    The girl bought a Christmas gift for her grandmother.
    Ahora me gustaría hacer un truco de magia para ustedes.
    I'd now like to perform a magic trick for you all.
    Synonyms: pa', (colloquial) pa
  2. to, in order to, so, for (expressing the intended purpose of an action)
    Estudio cada noche sin descanso para conseguir un trabajo decente al fin de todo esto.
    I study every night tirelessly so that I get a decent job at the end of all this.
    Voy a salir temprano para evitar el tráfico.
    I am going to leave early to avoid traffic.
  3. by, due, due on, due by (expressing a deadline)
    Necesito tu decisión para fin de mes.
    I need your decision by the end of the month.
    Sus proyectos de grupo son para el viernes sin excepción.
    Your group projects are due on Friday without exception.
  4. for (expressing contrast from what is expected)
    Para un turista americano, él es en realidad bastante respetuoso.
    For an American tourist, he is actually pretty respectful.
  5. for, to, in one's opinion, as far as one is concerned (expressing an opinion, perception or perspective)
    Para mí, la música es lo único bueno sobre esa película.
    For me, the music was the only good thing about that film.
    Para mi hermano, su esposa tiene toda la razón.
    As far as my brother is concerned, his wife is totally in the right.
  6. for (expressing using one's efforts for a group or an authority figure such as a sports team or a company/boss)
    Mi sobrino juega para el equipo de los Patos Poderosos.
    My nephew plays for the Mighty Ducks' team.
    Trabajamos para la misma jefe aunque no al mismo tiempo.
    We worked for the same boss but not at the same time.
    Ella trabajó para Microsoft durante años, pero ahora trabaja para Apple.
    She worked for Microsoft for years, but now she works for Apple.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Form of parar.

Verb[edit]

para

  1. inflection of parar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Etymology 3[edit]

Form of parir.

Verb[edit]

para

  1. inflection of parir:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From par +‎ -a.

Verb[edit]

para (present parar, preterite parade, supine parat, imperative para)

  1. to pair, match into pairs
  2. to mate (animals)

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Noun[edit]

para c

  1. (slang) money

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Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra
  • IPA(key): /ˈpaɾa/, [ˈpɐ.ɾɐ]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish para (for).

Conjunction[edit]

para

  1. for; so; in order to
    Para makapasok sa eskuwelahan, kailangan mo ng valid ID.
    In order to be able to go inside the school, you need a valid ID.
    Synonym: upang

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. for
    Nagtatrabaho si Ate Virgie para sa kanyang pamilya.
    Virgie works for her family.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish para (stop) (second person singular imperative), from parar (stop).

Interjection[edit]

para

  1. Said by any jeepney passenger to call onto the driver to halt the vehicle, with the intention of dismounting.
    Synonyms: tigil, hinto
Usage notes[edit]

The word is usually paired with ho for respect: para ho.

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Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pada (same, equal, like). Compare Ilocano pada, Malay pada, Makasar ᨄᨑ (para), Old Javanese paḍa. Also possibly borrowed from Spanish comparar.

Adjective[edit]

para

  1. looking like; seem
    Para kang tanga...
    You look like an idiot...
    Parang may gusto ka sa akin.
    You seem to like me / have a crush on me.
    Synonym: mukha
Usage notes[edit]
  • Common as parang in younger speakers, instead of the enclitic (like siya) in between para and -ng.
    Parang... Parang aso siya
    It looks like... It looks like a dog
    (instead of para siyang aso)
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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish پاره(pare, para), from Persian پاره(pâre). Doublet of pare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɑˈɾɑ/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Noun[edit]

para (definite accusative parayı, plural paralar)

  1. money

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative para
Definite accusative parayı
Singular Plural
Nominative para paralar
Definite accusative parayı paraları
Dative paraya paralara
Locative parada paralarda
Ablative paradan paralardan
Genitive paranın paraların

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

para (first-person singular present paraf)

  1. Alternative form of parhau (to endure, to last)

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para m (uncountable)

  1. continuance, perseverance, permanence

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
para bara mhara phara
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “parhau”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies