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Webster 1913 Edition


Aura


Au′ra

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Auræ
.
[L.
aura
air, akin to Gr. [GREEK].]
1.
Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc.
2.
(Med.)
The peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air, rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom of epilepsy or hysterics.
Electric aura
,
a supposed electric fluid, emanating from an electrified body, and forming a mass surrounding it, called the electric atmosphere. See
Atmosphere
, 2.

Webster 1828 Edition


Aura

AU'RA

,
Noun.
[L. from Heb. a stream; Gr. See Air.]
Literally, a breeze, or gentle current of air, but used by English writers for a stream of fine particles flowing from a body, as effluvia, aroma, or odor; an exhalation.

Definition 2021


Aura

Aura

See also: aura and aură

English

Alternative forms

Proper noun

Aura

  1. A female given name shortened from Aurelia.

Usage notes

  • Mainly used in the U.S.A. in the end of the 19th century.

Faroese

Proper noun

Aura f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes

Matronymics

  • son of Aura: Auruson
  • daughter of Aura: Aurudóttir

Declension

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Aura
Accusative Auru
Dative Auru
Genitive Auru

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: Au‧ra
  • Rhymes: -ɑurɑ
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯rɑ/

Proper noun

Aura

  1. (astronomy) An alternative name for Otava.
  2. A municipality near Turku in Southwest Finland.
  3. A river in Southwest Finland.
  4. A female given name.

Declension

Inflection of Aura (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Aura
genitive Auran
partitive Auraa
illative Auraan
singular plural
nominative Aura
accusative nom. Aura
gen. Auran
genitive Auran
partitive Auraa
inessive Aurassa
elative Aurasta
illative Auraan
adessive Auralla
ablative Auralta
allative Auralle
essive Aurana
translative Auraksi
instructive
abessive Auratta
comitative

Anagrams


German

Pronunciation

Noun

Aura f (genitive Aura, plural Auren)

  1. aura

Declension


Italian

Proper noun

Aura ?

  1. A female given name.

aura

aura

See also: Aura and aură

English

Noun

aura (plural aurae or auræ or auras)

  1. Distinctive atmosphere or quality associated with something.
  2. (parapsychology) An invisible force surrounding a living creature.
  3. (medicine) Perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache.
  4. (medicine) Telltale sensation experienced by some people with epilepsy before a seizure.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations


Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin aura.

Noun

aura f (plural aures)

  1. aura

Dalmatian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin hōra.

Noun

aura f

  1. hour

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

aura f (plural aura's, diminutive auraatje n)

  1. aura

Finnish

(index au)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯rɑ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑurɑ
  • Hyphenation: au‧ra

Etymology 1

From Proto-Finnic *atra, compare Estonian ader. Borrowed from a Germanic language (compare Old Norse arðr), from Proto-Germanic *arþrą, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂érh₃trom.

Noun

aura

  1. plough
  2. wedge (group of birds flying in a V-shaped formation)
Declension
Inflection of aura (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative aura aurat
genitive auran aurojen
partitive auraa auroja
illative auraan auroihin
singular plural
nominative aura aurat
accusative nom. aura aurat
gen. auran
genitive auran aurojen
aurainrare
partitive auraa auroja
inessive aurassa auroissa
elative aurasta auroista
illative auraan auroihin
adessive auralla auroilla
ablative auralta auroilta
allative auralle auroille
essive aurana auroina
translative auraksi auroiksi
instructive auroin
abessive auratta auroitta
comitative auroineen
Synonyms
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Latin aura.

Noun

aura

  1. aura
Declension
Inflection of aura (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative aura aurat
genitive auran aurojen
partitive auraa auroja
illative auraan auroihin
singular plural
nominative aura aurat
accusative nom. aura aurat
gen. auran
genitive auran aurojen
aurainrare
partitive auraa auroja
inessive aurassa auroissa
elative aurasta auroista
illative auraan auroihin
adessive auralla auroilla
ablative auralta auroilta
allative auralle auroille
essive aurana auroina
translative auraksi auroiksi
instructive auroin
abessive auratta auroitta
comitative auroineen

Anagrams


French

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin aura.

Noun

aura f (plural auras)

  1. aura

Etymology 2

Verb

aura

  1. third-person singular future of avoir

Hungarian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin aura (breeze, smell).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒurɒ]
  • Hyphenation: au‧ra

Noun

aura (plural aurák)

  1. aura

Declension

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative aura aurák
accusative aurát aurákat
dative aurának auráknak
instrumental aurával aurákkal
causal-final auráért aurákért
translative aurává aurákká
terminative auráig aurákig
essive-formal auraként aurákként
essive-modal
inessive aurában aurákban
superessive aurán aurákon
adessive auránál auráknál
illative aurába aurákba
sublative aurára aurákra
allative aurához aurákhoz
elative aurából aurákból
delative auráról aurákról
ablative aurától auráktól
Possessive forms of aura
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. aurám auráim
2nd person sing. aurád auráid
3rd person sing. aurája aurái
1st person plural auránk auráink
2nd person plural aurátok auráitok
3rd person plural aurájuk auráik

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin aura.

Noun

aura f (plural aure)

  1. aura
  2. light breeze

Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek αὔρα (aúra).

Pronunciation

Noun

aura f (genitive aurae); first declension

  1. the air
  2. a breeze
    dum flavit velis aura secunda meis. Ovidius. P. 2, 3, 26
    while a favorable breeze breathed on my sails (i. e. so long as I was in prosperity).

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aura aurae
genitive aurae aurārum
dative aurae aurīs
accusative auram aurās
ablative aurā aurīs
vocative aura aurae

Synonyms

Descendants

References

  • aura in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “aura”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • popular favour; popularity: aura favoris popularis (Liv. 22. 26)
    • popular favour; popularity: aura popularis (Harusp. 18. 43)
    • to court popularity: auram popularem captare (Liv. 3. 33)
    • a popular man: aurae popularis homo (Liv. 42. 30)
    • to use some one's unpopularity as a means of making oneself popular: ex invidia alicuius auram popularem petere (Liv. 22. 26)

Portuguese

Noun

aura f (plural auras)

  1. aura (an invisible force surrounding a living creature)

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) ora

Etymology

From Latin aura.

Noun

aura f

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) weather

Spanish

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin aura.

Noun

aura f (plural auras)

  1. aura

Etymology 2

Noun

aura f (plural auras)

  1. The turkey vulture and related species in the genus Cathartes, carrion-eating birds native to the Americas.