ursa

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See also: ursã and Ursa

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From urso +‎ -a.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ursa (accusative singular ursan, plural ursaj, accusative plural ursajn)

  1. bearish, ursine (of or relating to bears)
  2. (figuratively) awkward, clumsy
    Synonym: mallerta

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ursa f (genitive singular ursan, nominative plural ursanacha)

  1. Alternative form of ursain (doorjamb)

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ursa n-ursa hursa not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine of ursus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ursa f (genitive ursae); first declension

  1. a she-bear, female bear
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Proverbs.17.12:
      Expedit magis ursae occurrēre raptīs foetibus, quam fatuō cōnfīdentī in stultitiā suā.
      It is better to meet a bear robbed of her whelps, than a fool trusting in his own folly.
      (Douay-Rheims trans., Challoner rev.: 1752 CE)

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ursa ursae
Genitive ursae ursārum
Dative ursae ursīs
Accusative ursam ursās
Ablative ursā ursīs
Vocative ursa ursae

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Aromanian: ursã, urse
  • Catalan: óssa
  • French: ourse
  • Italian: orsa
  • Portuguese: ursa
  • Romanian: ursă
  • Romansch: ursa, uorsa
  • Old Spanish: ossa
  • Sicilian: ursa

References[edit]

  • ursa”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ursa”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ursa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: ur‧sa

Noun[edit]

ursa f (plural ursas)

  1. female equivalent of urso; she-bear

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • uorsa (Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ursa, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear).

Noun[edit]

ursa f (plural ursas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) female bear

Coordinate terms[edit]

Toba Batak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *uʀsa. Compare Indonesian rusa and Tagalog usa.

Noun[edit]

ursa

  1. deer