vera

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See also: Vera, verá, and Věra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vera Lynn.

Noun[edit]

vera (plural veras)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) skin (rolling paper for cigarettes)
    • 1992, The Shamen (band), Ebeneezer Goode (song)
      Has anybody got any veras? Lovely!

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin viria.

Noun[edit]

vera f (plural veres)

  1. edge, side
  2. bank (of river)
  3. wayside (of road, etc.)
  4. acre (of land)
  5. edging

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Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vera (accusative singular veran, plural veraj, accusative plural verajn)

  1. true

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vera (to be), from vesa, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- and *h₂wes-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vera (third person singular past indicative var, third person plural past indicative vóru, supine verið)

  1. to be

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vera f (genitive singular veru, plural verur)

  1. being

Declension[edit]

Declension of vera
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative vera veran verur verurnar
accusative veru veruna verur verurnar
dative veru veruni verum verunum
genitive veru verunnar vera veranna

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vera (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative var, third-person plural past indicative voru, supine verið)

  1. to be
    Það er gaman að vera góður.
    It is fun being good.
    vera eða vera ekki.
    To be or not to be.
    Ég var kennari áður en ég gerðist stærðfræðingur.
    I was a teacher before I become a mathematician.

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Usage notes[edit]

The subjunctive forms , sért, , séum, séuð and séu are used as other Icelandic verbs, e.g. when the situation is hypothetical. By contrast, the forms veri, verir, veri, verum, verið and veri are unique to the verb vera, in that they are used optatively to express desires; e.g., fari hann og veri means may he leave and never return, and the Islamic phrase peace be upon you is translated friður veri með þér.

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

vera f (genitive singular veru, nominative plural verur)

  1. a being, a creature
  2. a stay

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Esperanto vera, Italian vero, French vrai and Spanish vero.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛ.ra/, /ˈve.ra/

Adjective[edit]

vera

  1. true

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vera f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective vero.

Noun[edit]

vera f (plural vere)

  1. wedding ring, wedding band

Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From vērus (true).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vēra

  1. nominative feminine singular of vērus
  2. nominative neuter plural of vērus
  3. accusative neuter plural of vērus
  4. vocative feminine singular of vērus
  5. vocative neuter plural of vērus
Descendants[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vērā

  1. ablative feminine singular of vērus

Etymology 2[edit]

From vēr (Spring).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vēra n

  1. nominative plural of vēr
  2. accusative plural of vēr
  3. vocative plural of vēr

References[edit]

  • vera in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “vera”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vera, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vera (present tense er, past tense var, past participle vore, passive infinitive verast, present participle verande, imperative ver)

  1. to be
    Ikkje alle kunne vera til stades.
    Not everyone could be present.

vera til

  1. to exist

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vesa, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną.

Verb[edit]

vera

  1. to be

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • vera in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “vera”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vera (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of verra

Adverb[edit]

vera (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of verra

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *věra, from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁ros.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋêra/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧ra

Noun[edit]

vȅra f (Cyrillic spelling ве̏ра)

  1. belief, faith
  2. religion
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian vera.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋêːra/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧ra

Noun[edit]

vȇra f (Cyrillic spelling ве̑ра)

  1. wedding ring
Declension[edit]

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *věra, from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁ros (true).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

véra f (genitive vére, nominative plural vére)

  1. religion (system of beliefs dealing with soul, deity and/or life after death)

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin viria.

Noun[edit]

vera f (plural veras)

  1. side, face
    A tu vera.
    By your side.
  2. shore or bank of a watercourse, edge, border.
  3. edge, border
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vera f (plural veras)

  1. verawood (Bulnesia arborea)

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflected form of vero

Adjective[edit]

vera f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective vero.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vera (to be), from vesa, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- and *h₂wes-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vera (preterite var, supine vörä or vuri or vyri, negated ovörä or ovuri or ovyri)

  1. to be
    trȯja giär agg
    the sweater is inside out
    doran jåra ipi
    the doors are open
    Han hadd ovyri i anne.
    He had not been anywhere else.

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Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, “vera”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 795