para

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para ‎(plural paras)

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  1. Formerly, a subunit of currency in several countries in the Ottoman/Turkish and Yugoslav regions.

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.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Shortened from paragraph

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para ‎(plural paras)

  1. A paragraph.

Etymology 4[edit]

Shortened from paratrooper

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para ‎(plural paras)

  1. A paratrooper.

Etymology 5[edit]

Shortened from paralytic

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

para ‎(comparative more para, superlative most para)

  1. (UK, Australia, slang) very drunk

Anagrams[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
  2. in front of
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

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

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]

Borrowing from English para (paratrooper)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Noun[edit]

para f, m ‎(plural para's)

  1. para (paratrooper)

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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 paralleˣ paroilleˣ
essive parana paroina
translative paraksi paroiksi
instructive paroin
abessive paratta paroitta
comitative paroineen

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

  1. third-person singular past historic of parer

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[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
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

para f ‎(plural paras)

  1. peel; rind; skin (outer layer of a fruit or vegetable)
Synonyms[edit]

Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. sea

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain.

Noun[edit]

para ‎(plural parák)

  1. suber, cork
  2. (slang) fear
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Compound words

Etymology 2[edit]

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]

Indonesian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

para

  1. some, the (when talking about people)

Article[edit]

para

  1. the

Noun[edit]

para

  1. present (person)
  2. joint, shared

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

para f ‎(plural pare)

  1. para rubber
  2. crepe (for shoes)

Verb[edit]

para

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

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

parā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of parō

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.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

para n

  1. definite plural of par

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

para n

  1. definite plural of par

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

para f

  1. (singular only) steam, water in gaseous phase
  2. couple (two partners in a romantic relationship)
  3. pair (two objects)

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • para in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • pera (obsolete)
  • pra (eye dialect)
  • pa (eye dialect)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpa.ɾa/, /ˈpa.ɾɐ/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈpɐ.ɾɐ/
  • (informal, chiefly Brazil) IPA(key): /pɾa/, /pɾɐ/
  • (informal, chiefly Africa) IPA(key): /pa/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. for (directed at, intended to belong to or to be appropriate for)
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 186:
      Tenho um recado para você.
      I have a message for you.
  2. Indicates application of an adjective; to.
    • 2000, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Cálice de Fogo (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Rocco, page 514:
      E quantos serão bastante tolos para ficar longe de mim?
      And how many will be foolish enough to stay away from me?
  3. for; towards; to; in the direction of; (indicates destination)
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 656:
      Ele podia ouvi-la se deslocando para a direita, para obter uma visão desimpedida dele.
      He could hear her moving herself to the right, to obtain an unobstructed view of him.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:para.

Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of parar ‎(to stop).

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of parar

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

para

  1. rain

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *para, *parъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

pȁra f (Cyrillic spelling па̏ра)

  1. steam
  2. vapor
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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]

Etymology[edit]

A corruption of the older form pora (a combination of por and a, or from Latin pro ad), influenced by the archaic preposition par.[1]

Preposition[edit]

para

  1. for
  2. to

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of parar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of parar.

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

para

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of parir.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of parir.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

par +‎ -a

Verb[edit]

para

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

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish para ‎(for)

Conjunction[edit]

para

  1. For; so; in order that.
    Tumakbo ako para makaabot sa kanila.
    I ran to catch up with them.
Synonyms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

para

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

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


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian پاره ‎(pâre).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

para

  1. money

Declension[edit]