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English

Etymology 1

From Gamilaraay.

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
bora

Plural
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  1. A initiation ceremony for males among the Aborigines of New South Wales.
Synonyms

Quotations

  • 1873, William Ridley, Report on Australian Languages and Traditions, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 2
    Birribirai, a youth not yet admitted to a bora.
  • 1885, A. L. P. Cameron, Notes on some Tribes of New South Wales, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 14
    By far the most important among the ceremonies practised by the aborigines of New South Wales is the Bora, at which youths are initiated to manhood...

Etymology 2

Perhaps from a dialectal form of [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] borea ‘north wind’, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Boreas.

Noun

Singular
bora

Plural
-

bora (-)
  1. A cold, often dry, northeasterly wind which blows, sometimes in violent gusts, down from mountains on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It also applies to cold, squally, downslope winds in other parts of the world.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 650:
      When the bora blew down from the mountains, announcing the winter, would he ride it on out of town?

Bosnian

Noun

bora f (plural bore)

  1. wrinkle
  2. pleat
  3. (geology) fold

Declension

Declension of bora Singular Plural
Nominative bora bore
Genitive bore bora
Dative bori borama
Accusative boru bore
Vocative boro bore
Instrumental borom borama
Locative bori borama



Croatian

Noun

bora f (plural bore)

  1. wrinkle
  2. (geology) fold

Declension


Icelandic

Etymology

Old Norse

Verb

bora

  1. to bore, drill

Norwegian

Verb

bora

  1. past tense of bore.
  2. Past participle of bore.

Old English

Etymology

From the verb beran

Noun

bora m.

  1. bearer (in compounds)

Serbian

Noun

bora f. (plural bore) (Cyrillic spelling бора)

  1. wrinkle
  2. pleat
  3. (geology) fold

Declension

Declension of bora Singular Plural
Nominative bora bore
Genitive bore bora
Dative bori borama
Accusative boru bore
Vocative boro bore
Instrumental borom borama
Locative bori borama



Swahili

Adjective

bora

  1. fine

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