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Ira

[ahy-ruh] /ˈaɪ rə/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “watchful.”.
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IRA

abbreviation
1.
Irish Republican Army
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Word Origin and History for Ira

masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "watchful," from stem of 'ur "to awake, to rouse oneself."

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