yira

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Bidyara[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *rirra.

Noun[edit]

yira

  1. tooth

Further reading[edit]

  • Barry Alpher, Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Claire Bowern, Harold James Koch, Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method (2004, ISBN 9027247617

Gamilaraay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *rirra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jiɻa/, [jiɻa], [iɻa]

Noun[edit]

yira

  1. tooth
    • 1856, William Ridley, On the Kamilaroi Tribe of Australians and Their Dialect, in Journal of the Ethnological Society of London, volume 4:
      Teeth . . īră.
    • 1903, R. H. Mathews, Languages of the Kamilaroi and Other Aboriginal Tribes of New South Wales, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, volume 33:
      Teeth .... .... yira

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Yuwaalaraay dialect: yiya

References[edit]

  • Peter Austin, A Reference Dictionary of Gamilaraay, northern New South Wales (1993)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

yira f (plural yiras)

  1. (colloquial, Latin America, pejorative) harlot; prostitute

References[edit]

  • Babylon, Online Dictionary [1]