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definition of the word bora

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From Gamilaraay būru.

bora (plural boras)

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

Perhaps from a dialectal form of Italian borea (north wind), from Latin Boreās.

bora (uncountable)

  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?

From Old Norse bora (to drill), from borr (drill) (Icelandic bor).

bora (+ accusative) (boraði)

  1. to bore, drill

From Old Norse bora, from bora (to drill), from borr (drill).

bora f.

  1. hole (small and undesirable abode)
  2. butthole (anus)


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

From the verb beran.

bora m.

  1. bearer (only attested in compounds)

bóra f. (Cyrillic spelling бо́ра)

  1. wrinkle
  2. (geology) fold


  1. fine
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