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Para


Pa-ra′

,
Noun.
[Turk., fr. Per.
pārah
a piece.]
A piece of Turkish money, usually copper, the fortieth part of a piaster, or about one ninth of a cent.

Definition 2022


Para

Para

See also: para and para-

German

Noun

Para n (genitive Paras, no plural)

  1. (colloquial) dough, dosh (money)

para

para

See also: Appendix:Variations of "para"

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: päʹrə, IPA(key): /ˈpɑːrə/
  • (US) enPR: pärʹə, IPA(key): /ˈpɑːrə/

Noun

para (plural paras)

  1. Formerly, a subunit of currency in several countries in the Ottoman/Turkish and Yugoslav regions.

Etymology 2

The second part of words such as primipara and multipara

Noun

para (plural paras)

  1. (medicine) A woman who has had a certain number of pregnancies, indicated by the number prepended to this word.
Related terms
See also

Etymology 3

Shortened from paragraph

Pronunciation

  • enPR: păʹrə, IPA(key): /ˈpærə/

Noun

para (plural paras)

  1. A paragraph.

Etymology 4

Shortened from paratrooper

Pronunciation

  • enPR: păʹrə, IPA(key): /ˈpærə/

Noun

para (plural paras)

  1. A paratrooper.

Etymology 5

Shortened from paralytic

Pronunciation

  • enPR: păʹrə, IPA(key): /ˈpærə/

Adjective

para (comparative more para, superlative most para)

  1. (Britain, Australia, slang) very drunk

Anagrams


Albanian

Etymology 1

Back formation from përpara, from Proto-Albanian *pər-parə-a, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥H-e/o-s (before, in front)

Preposition

para (+ablative)

  1. before
  2. in front of
Derived terms
  • përpara

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish پاره (pare, para), from Persian پاره (pâre).

Noun

para f (indefinite plural para, definite singular paraja, definite plural paratë)

  1. money

Asturian

Verb

para

  1. third-person singular present indicative of parar
  2. second-person singular imperative of parar

Catalan

Verb

para

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of parar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of parar

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish پاره (pare, para), from Persian پاره (pâre).

Noun

para

  1. cash, money

Declension

Synonyms


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Etymology

Borrowing from English para (paratrooper).

Noun

para f, m (plural para's)

  1. para (paratrooper)

Synonyms

  • paratroeper
  • paracommando

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra
  • Rhymes: -ɑrɑ
  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑrɑ/

Noun

para

  1. (witchcraft) A being created to bring milk or butter to its creator.

Declension

Inflection of para (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative para parat
genitive paran parojen
partitive paraa paroja
illative paraan paroihin
singular plural
nominative para parat
accusative nom. para parat
gen. paran
genitive paran parojen
parainrare
partitive paraa paroja
inessive parassa paroissa
elative parasta paroista
illative paraan paroihin
adessive paralla paroilla
ablative paralta paroilta
allative paralle paroille
essive parana paroina
translative paraksi paroiksi
instructive paroin
abessive paratta paroitta
comitative paroineen

Derived terms

  • paranvoi

Anagrams


French

Verb

para

  1. third-person singular past historic of parer

Anagrams


Galician

Etymology 1

Preposition

para

  1. for (directed at, intended to belong to)
  2. for (to obtain)
  3. to, toward (indicating destination)
  4. for (by the standards of)
  5. (after a form of estar) about to
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Noun

para f (plural paras)

  1. peel; rind; skin (outer layer of a fruit or vegetable)
Synonyms

Gamo

Noun

para

  1. horse

References

  • Corinna Handschuh, A typology of marked-S languages

Guaraní

Noun

para

  1. sea

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɒrɒ]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Etymology 1

Origin uncertain.

Noun

para (plural parák)

  1. suber, cork
  2. (slang) fear
Declension
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative para parák
accusative parát parákat
dative parának paráknak
instrumental parával parákkal
causal-final paráért parákért
translative parává parákká
terminative paráig parákig
essive-formal paraként parákként
essive-modal
inessive parában parákban
superessive parán parákon
adessive paránál paráknál
illative parába parákba
sublative parára parákra
allative parához parákhoz
elative parából parákból
delative paráról parákról
ablative parától paráktól
Possessive forms of para
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. parám paráim
2nd person sing. parád paráid
3rd person sing. parája parái
1st person plural paránk paráink
2nd person plural parátok paráitok
3rd person plural parájuk paráik
Derived terms
Compound words

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish پاره (para, money), from Persian پاره (pâre, piece).

Noun

para (plural parák)

  1. para (a subunit of Ottoman currency)
Derived terms

Ido

Adjective

para

  1. (mathematics) even

Antonyms


Indonesian

Adverb

para

  1. some, the (when talking about people)

Article

para

  1. the

Noun

para

  1. present (person)
  2. joint, shared

See also


Italian

Noun

para f (plural pare)

  1. para rubber
  2. crepe (for shoes)

Verb

para

  1. third-person singular present indicative of parare
  2. second-person singular imperative of parare

Anagrams


Javanese

Article

para

  1. marker of group or collectivity

Latin

Verb

parā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of parō

References


Lithuanian

Noun

para f

  1. 24 hours (day)
    Aš manau kad užtruks apie vieną parą.
    I think it will take about 24 hours.

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

Noun

para n pl

  1. definite plural of par

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

para n pl

  1. definite plural of par

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpara]

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *para, *parъ.

Noun

para f

  1. (uncountable) steam, water in gaseous phase
  2. (uncountable) breath
Declension

Etymology 2

From Middle High German pâr (German Paar), from Latin pār.

Noun

para f

  1. couple (two partners in a romantic relationship)
  2. pair (two objects)
Declension

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Earlier pera, from Old Portuguese pera, from Latin per (through) + ad (to).

Alternative forms

  • pera (obsolete)
  • pra (eye dialect)
  • pa (eye dialect)

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpa.ɾɐ/
  • (informal, chiefly Brazil) IPA(key): /pɾa/, /pɾɐ/
  • (informal, chiefly Africa and rural Brazil) IPA(key): /pa/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Preposition

para

  1. for (directed at, intended to belong to or to be appropriate for)
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 186:
      Tenho um recado para você.
      I have a message for you.
    Ração para gatos.
    Food for cats.
    O que é bom para gripe?
    What is good for the flu?
  2. indicates application of an adjective; to
    • 2000, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Cálice de Fogo (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Rocco, page 514:
      E quantos serão bastante tolos para ficar longe de mim?
      And how many will be foolish enough to stay away from me?
  3. to; so; in order to (indicates purpose)
    Comprei um baixo para tocar numa banda.
    I bought a bass to play in a band.
  4. towards; to; in the direction of (indicates destination)
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 656:
      Ele podia ouvi-la se deslocando para a direita, para obter uma visão desimpedida dele.
      He could hear her moving herself to the right, to obtain an unobstructed view of him.
    Vamos para a minha casa.
    Let’s go to my house.
  5. introduces the location, direction or context that applies to a verb
    Essa janela abre para um longo vale.
    This window opens into a long valley.
  6. to (to the value of)
    A cor da banana foi de amarelo para preto.
    The colour of the banana went from yellow to black.
    O valor da casa da minha casa baixou para menos do que o que eu paguei.
    The value of my house lowered to less than what I paid.
  7. in the opinion of
    Para mim, esse livro é um dos melhores da história.
    In my opinion, this book is one of the best ever.
  8. (with an infinitive) about to; soon to be (indicates that something will happen soon)
    Fiquem quietos que o filme está para começar.
    Be quiet because the film is about to begin.

Usage notes

Para + definite article contractions are nonstandard and thus not used in serious writing, but are very widespread in speech and informal writing. Those without r are even more nonstandard:

Para + indefinite article contactions are also nonstandard, but are not as common:

There are some para + personal pronoun contractions, which are also nonstandard and uncommon in writing:

  • para + eupreu
  • para + vocêprocê
  • para + eleprele
  • para + elespreles
  • para + elaprela
  • para + elasprelas

Some senses of para, such as 'in order to', introduce a subordinate clause. When this clause begins with a personal pronoun, some speakers use a prepositional pronoun instead of a nominative one:

  • Comprei um bolo para mim comer.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

instead of

  • Comprei um bolo para eu comer.
    I bought a cake for me to eat.

Such usage is strongly proscribed.

Synonyms

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:para.

Derived terms
Related terms

Etymology 2

Inflected form of parar (to stop).

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Verb

para

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

Quechua

Noun

para

  1. rain

Declension

See also


Sanaviron

Noun

para

  1. water

See also

References

  • Julio Salinardi, Córdoba y Traslasierra: integración y disgregación (2006): Con respecto a la lengua sanavirona, hay algunas palabras cuyo significado es seguro, tales comon sacat (pueblo), charaba (cacique), para (agua) y mampa (acequia).
  • Čestmír Loukotka, ‎Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 48

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *para, *parъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pâra/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Noun

pȁra f (Cyrillic spelling па̏ра)

  1. steam
  2. vapor
Declension

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish پاره (pare, para), from Persian پاره (pâre).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pǎra/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Noun

pàra f (Cyrillic spelling па̀ра)

  1. para (Yugoslav currency)
  2. (colloquial) money (usually in plural)
Declension

Spanish

Etymology 1

A corruption of the older form pora (a combination of por and a, or from Latin pro ad), influenced by the archaic preposition par.

Preposition

para

  1. for
  2. to
Synonyms

See also

Descendants

Etymology 2

Form of parar.

Verb

para

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

Etymology 3

Form of parir.

Verb

para

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of parir.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of parir.

Swedish

Etymology

From par + -a.

Verb

para

  1. to pair, match into pairs
  2. to mate (animals)

Conjugation

Related terms

  • parning

Tagalog

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaːɾa/

Etymology 1

Borrowing from Spanish para (for).

Conjunction

para

  1. For; so; in order that.
    Tumakbo ako para makaabot sa kanila.
    I ran to catch up with them.
Synonyms
  • upang

Preposition

para

  1. for
    Nagtatrabaho si Ate Virgie para sa kanyang pamilya.
    Virgie works for her family.

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Spanish para (stop) (second person singular imperative), from parar (stop)

Interjection

para

  1. Said by any jeepney passenger to call onto the driver to halt the vehicle, with the intention of dismounting.
Synonyms
  • tigil
Usage notes

The word is usually paired with ho for respect: para ho.


Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish پاره (pare, para), from Persian پاره (pâre), from Middle Persian [Term?].

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑˈɾɑ/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra

Noun

para (definite accusative parayı, plural paralar)

  1. money

Declension