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4 letters words from 'vara'

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3 letters words from 'vara'

AVA 6RAV 6
VAR 6 

2 letters words from 'vara'

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All 4 letters words made out of vara

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Definitions and meaning of vara

vara

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish vara and Portuguese vara.

Noun

vara (plural varas)

  1. (historical) A unit of length in the old Spanish system (equal to 0.8359 metres) or the old Portuguese system (equal to 1.1 metres).

Anagrams

  • Avar

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin vāra.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈva.ɾə/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈba.ɾə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈva.ɾa/

Noun

vara f (plural vares)

  1. rod

Derived terms

  • tenir vara alta

Further reading

  • “vara” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “vara” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “vara” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “vara” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Estonian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *warā-, compare Swedish vara and German Ware. Cognate to Finnish vara and Livonian varā.

Noun

vara (genitive vara, partitive vara)

  1. property, estate, goods; things belonging to a person or organisation

Inflection

Derived terms

  • kaasavara
  • tarkvara

Etymology 2

From Proto-Baltic *vāras, compare Lithuanian voras (old). Cognate to Finnish varhain.

Adverb

vara

  1. early

Derived terms

  • varajane
  • varakult

Antonyms

  • hilja

Faroese

Etymology

From Middle Low German waren.

Verb

vara (third person singular past indicative vardi, third person plural past indicative vart, supine vart)

  1. to take, to last, to require (about time)

Conjugation


Finnish

(index va)

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *vara (compare Estonian vara), borrowed from Proto-Germanic *waraz and *warō (compare Swedish vara (goods), vara (care), English ware, wary and aware); the two Germanic words both ultimately come from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to cover, heed, notice).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑrɑ/, [ˈʋɑrɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrɑ
  • Syllabification: va‧ra

Noun

vara

  1. reserve, backup
  2. (in the plural) (natural) resources, (natural) reserves
    Synonym: luonnonvarat
  3. (in the plural) stores, stocks, reserves
    Synonym: varasto
  4. (usually in the plural) funds, means, assets
    Synonyms: rahat, maksukyky (literally ability to pay), varallisuus (asset)
  5. (usually in the singular) room, margin; allowance
  6. (mostly in idioms and proverbs) caution, concern, care; often translated into English with an adjective, see also pitää varansa

Declension

Synonyms

  • (caution, concern, care): varovaisuus

Derived terms

  • elää yli varojensa = to live beyond one's means
  • heittäytyä (+ genitive +) varaan = to bank on, count on, depend on
  • jättää sattuman varaan = to leave to chance/contingency
  • kaiken varalta = just in case, just to make sure, to be on the safe side
  • (allative +) olla varaa (+ illative; verb always in third person singular) = to be able to/can afford
  • olla varalla = to be in reserve/store, be at hand, be (readily) available
  • olla (+ genitive +) varassa = to rest on (physically), to rely/depend on (figuratively)
  • olla (+ genitive +) varoissaan = to be wealthy, be well-to-do, be flush
  • pitää varansa = to watch out, watch one's step, be on one's guard, keep one's eyes open
  • rakentua (+ genitive +) varaan = to be based on, be founded on, be grounded in
  • siltä varalta, että... = in case (something happens)
  • adjectives: varainen, -varaisuus, varakas, varaton
  • adverbs: varaan, -varaisesti, varakkaasti, varalla, varalle, varalta, varassa, varasta
  • nouns: varaamo, varallisuus, varanto, varasto, varat, varattomuus, varauma, varaus
  • verbs: varata, varautua, varoa, varoittaa
  • prefixes: vara-

Compounds

This table also contains terms prefixed with vara-.


Galician

Etymology

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese vara (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin vāra.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaɾa̝/

Noun

vara f (plural varas)

  1. a long and thin stick, pole or rod
    Synonym: valoira
  2. shoot; twig
  3. (dated or historical) cloth yard; a unit of length equivalent to half a braza (½ a fathom or a yard)
    • 1335, M. Lucas Álvarez & P. Lucas Domínguez (eds.), El monasterio de San Clodio do Ribeiro en la Edad Media: estudio y documentos. Sada / A Coruña: Edicións do Castro, page 463:
      que den a uos Eluira Perez en uossa vida de tres en tres annos çinquo varas de valacyna noua ou os dineiros para ella, quantos ella custar enna tenda
      they should give you, Elvira Pérez, throughout your life each three years, five yards of new Valencian cloth or the money for them, whatever it costs in the store

Derived terms

  • vara de ourol
  • vara fragueira
  • varal
  • varanca
  • varear
  • varela

References

  • “vara” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “vara” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “vara” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “vara” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “vara” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaːra/
    Rhymes: -aːra

Etymology 1

From Old Norse vara.

Noun

vara f (genitive singular vöru, nominative plural vörur)

  1. article, commodity
  2. (in the plural form) goods, wares, freight, commodities, merchandise
Declension
Derived terms
  • vöruheiti

Etymology 2

From Old Norse vara, from Proto-Germanic *warōną.

Verb

vara (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative varaði, supine varað)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to warn

Conjugation

Synonyms
  • (warn): gefa aðvörun
Derived terms
  • vara við
  • vara sig
  • vara sig á
  • varaðu þig
  • varast

Etymology 3

From Middle Low German waren (whence also Swedish vara, Norwegian vare, Danish vare), from Proto-Germanic *wazōną.

Verb

vara (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative varði, supine varað)

  1. (intransitive) to last, to continue, to go on
  2. (intransitive) to last, to endure, to be permanent
Synonyms
  • (last): standa
  • (endure): endast

Etymology 4

Verb

vara (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative varði, supine varað)

  1. (impersonal) to expect
    • 1990, the song Það sést ekki sætari mey ("None sweeter than me can be seen") from the album Gling-Gló by Björk Guðmundsdóttir & tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar (Lyrics)
      Og fyrr en mig varði
      hver strákur á mig starði
      eins og stelpur á gleym-mér-ei
      Before I would know it
      every boy would stare at me
      the way girls do at forget-me-nots
    Gestirnir komu fyrr en mig varði.
    The guests arrived earlier than expected.
Derived terms
  • þá er minnst varði (suddenly, unexpectedly)

Etymology 5

Noun

vara

  1. indefinite genitive plural of var

Etymology 6

Noun

vara

  1. indefinite genitive plural of vör

Ingrian

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *vara, from Proto-Germanic *waraz (cautious), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to cover). Cognates include Finnish vara and Estonian vara.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvara/

Noun

vara (genitive varan, partitive varraa)

  1. asset
  2. reserve
  3. protection

References

  • Vitalij Chernyavskij (2005) Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[1]

Italian

Etymology

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈva.ra/
  • Hyphenation: và‧ro

Adjective

vara

  1. feminine singular of varo

Verb

vara

  1. inflection of varare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular present imperative

Anagrams

  • avrà

Karelian

Etymology

Related to Finnish vara.

Noun

vara

  1. reserve

Ladino

Etymology

From Spanish vara, ultimately derived from Latin vāra.

Noun

vara f (Hebrew spelling ב׳ארה‎, plural varas)

  1. stick, rod, crossbar
  2. (diminutive form, typography) The rafe lines in the shape of crossbars that can be used in Ladino orthography as diacritics on Hebrew script to alter the sound of letters to create new letters; a breve diacritic (˘) is placed on top of letters to form fricative consonant sounds, such as changing פ (/p/) into פﬞ (/f/); usually referred to by the diminutive varrica (“little crossbar”).

Latin

Etymology

From vārus.

Noun

vāra f (genitive vārae); first declension

  1. fork, forked branch
  2. tripod, easel

Declension

First-declension noun.

Descendants

  • Catalan: vara
  • Galician: vara
  • Portuguese: vara
  • Spanish: vara

Adjective

vāra

  1. inflection of vārus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

Adjective

vārā

  1. ablative feminine singular of vārus

Latvian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

See varš.

Noun

vara m

  1. genitive singular form of varš

Etymology 2

Noun

vara f (4th declension)

  1. power
Declension

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

Noun

vara

  1. accusative/genitive singular of varra

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • varen

Noun

vara m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of vare

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

vara f

  1. definite singular of vare

Old Swedish

Alternative forms

  • væra, væræ

Etymology

From Old Norse vera, earlier vesa, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną. Cognate with Danish være, Icelandic vera.

Verb

vara

  1. To be
    1. to occupy a place, to be

Conjugation

Descendants

  • Swedish: vara

Pali

Alternative forms

Adjective

vara

  1. excellent
  2. noble

Declension

Derived terms

  • adhivara
  • anadhivara

Noun

vara m or n

  1. wish, boon, favour

Declension

As the masculine or neuter of the adjective above, as appropriate.

Verb

vara

  1. second-person singular imperative active of varati (to desire)

References

Pali Text Society, editor (1921-1925) , “vara”, in Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead


Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈva.ɾɐ/
  • Hyphenation: va‧ra

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese vara, from Latin vāra. Compare Spanish vara.

Noun

vara f (plural varas)

  1. a unit of length, a yard
  2. a stick, a twig
  3. a district court, an original court, a trial court/court of first instance
  4. (Brazil, vulgar, slang) The penis
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Verb

vara

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of varar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of varar

Further reading

  • “vara” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈva.ra/

Adverb

vara

  1. in the summer

Noun

vara f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of vară

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

vara (Cyrillic spelling вара)

  1. genitive singular of var

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaɾa/, [ˈba.ɾa]

Etymology 1

From Latin vāra.

Noun

vara f (plural varas)

  1. a long and thin stick, pole or rod
    Synonyms: palo, bastón, barra
  2. thin branch or cane (of a tree or bush)
    Synonym: rama
  3. staff of office (staff which denotes an official's position or social rank)
  4. (bullfighting) bullfighter's lance
  5. (historical) vara (unit of length, about 0.836 metres or three Spanish feet)
  6. (also figuratively) yardstick, standard (standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged)
    Synonym: estándar
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Verb

vara

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of varar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of varar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of varar.

Further reading

  • “vara” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɑːˌra/, (verb, informal) /ˈvɑː/
    • Pronunciation of the present tense form of vara (to be) varies geographically and depending on the formality of the language. The most formal pronunciation is /ɛːr/ with a varying degree of openness in the vowel. Less formal pronunciation in running speech varies between /eː/ and /ɛː/.
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1

From Old Swedish vara, væra from Old Norse vera, earlier vesa, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną. Cognate with Danish være, Icelandic vera, Norwegian være.

Verb

vara (present är, preterite var, supine varit)

  1. To be
    1. to occupy a place, to be (somewhere)
    2. to occur, to take place
    3. (rare) to exist
      • c. 1847, Carl August Hagberg, translation of Shakespeare's Hamlet (c. 1601), act 3, scene 1
    4. (copulative) indicates that the subject and object are the same
    5. (copulative, mathematics) indicates that the values on either side of an equation are the same
    6. (copulative) indicates that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal
    7. (copulative) connects a noun to an adjective that describes it
      • 1917 translation, the Bible, Deuteronomy (Femte Mosebok), 1:26
    8. used to form the passive voice, when stressing the end result of the process
    9. (archaic) used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs
    10. used to indicate things like age, height, temperature, weather, ...
Usage notes

Although the past subjunctive in most verbs is viewed as dated (see: Appendix:Swedish verbs), vore is still very much in use by young speakers, even in informal or colloquial language.

Conjugation
See also:
  • ären (archaic second person plural indicative)
  • voren (archaic second person past plural indicative)
  • varen (archaic second person plural imperative)
Alternative forms
  • va (strongly colloquial)
Synonyms
  • (occupy a place): befinna sig, finnas, ligga / sitta / stå
  • (to exist): finnas existera
  • (to create passive voice): bli (when putting stress on the process), varda (archaic, only still commonly used in the past tense form vart)
Related terms
  • närvara
  • närvaro
  • tillvaro
  • vara till
  • var så god or varsågod
  • övervara

Noun

vara n

  1. existence, being
    Varats olidliga lätthet
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984 novel by Milan Kundera)
Declension

Etymology 2

From Old Swedish vara, from Middle Low German waren, from Old Saxon waron, from Proto-Germanic *warōną. Cognate with Danish vare

Verb

vara (present varar, preterite varade, supine varat, imperative vara)

  1. to last
    Synonyms: fortfara, hålla på, pågå
Conjugation
Derived terms
  • varaktig
  • bevara
  • förvara

Etymology 3

In expressions like ta sig till vara, ta vara på. Old Swedish vara, from Old Norse vari, cognate with Danish vare, possibly from an unattested Old Swedish vari (care), related to Icelandic vari (caution, carefullness), but influenced by Middle Low German ware namen, related to German wahren, wahrnehmen.

Noun

vara c

  1. care

Etymology 4

From Old Swedish vara, from Old Norse vara, from Middle Low German ware. Cognate with Danish vare, German Ware, English ware. Could be related to Sanskrit vara- (valuable).

Noun

vara c

  1. a ware, goods, article
Declension
Related terms

Etymology 5

Attested since 1664. From var (pus).

Verb

vara (present varar, preterite varade, supine varat, imperative vara)

  1. to generate pus
    Såret började vara efter några timmar.
    The wound began to fill with pus after a few hours.
Conjugation

References

  • vara in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
  • vara in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

Anagrams

  • avar

Veps

Etymology

Related to Finnish vara.

Noun

vara

  1. stock, store, inventory
  2. resource
  3. asset

Inflection

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007) , “запас, ресурс, состояние, средство, фонд”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑːra/

Verb

vara

  1. Alternative present plural form of vera in sothern dialects.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Spanish) one who has charge of cattle, horses, etc..
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)