spira

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Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

spira (accusative singular spiran, plural spiraj, accusative plural spirajn)

  1. respiratory

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

spira

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

Noun[edit]

spira f (plural spire)

  1. coil
  2. curl (of smoke etc)

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σπείρα (speíra, wreath, coil, twist) from Proto-Indo-European *sper- (to twist, turn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spīra f (genitive spīrae); first declension

  1. A thing that is coiled, twisted, or wound.
  2. A coil, twist.
  3. The base of a column.
  4. A kind of cake; a twist.
  5. A coil of rope.
  6. A braid of hair.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative spīra spīrae
genitive spīrae spīrārum
dative spīrae spīrīs
accusative spīram spīrās
ablative spīrā spīrīs
vocative spīra spīrae

References[edit]

  • spira in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • spira in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “spira”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • spira” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • spira in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • spira in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

spira m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of spire

spira n

  1. definite plural of spir (Noun 2)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

spira n

  1. definite plural of spir (Noun 2)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse spíra.

Noun[edit]

spira c

  1. a sceptre (a symbol of power)
  2. a spire (on a tower)
  3. a spar, a pole
  4. (slang) a (woman's) leg

Declension[edit]

Declension of spira 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative spira spiran spiror spirorna
Genitive spiras spirans spirors spirornas

Verb[edit]

spira (present spirar, preterite spirade, supine spirat, imperative spira)

  1. to sprout, to grow, to bud

Conjugation[edit]


Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

spira f (plural spire)

  1. itch