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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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  • "Nor the love and service of iras," was the answering assurance.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • iras saw it, and after Barine had answered her question, "Dion's child?"

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Epaphroditus had seen iras still occupied in arranging Cleopatra's ornaments.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • iras's reply was merely a contemptuous shrug of the shoulders.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Charmian should feel that she (iras) considered any favour shown to her foe an insult.

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  • iras was already standing by her side, and Charmian was approaching with the "introducer."

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  • She had chosen a pleasanter room for the interview than the one iras had selected.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Besides, she was confused by the angry emotion which the sight of iras awakened.

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British Dictionary definitions for iras

IRAS

abbreviation
1.
Infrared Astronomical Satellite, a pioneering international earth-orbiting satellite that during 1983 made an all-sky survey at infrared wavelengths

IRA

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

Ira

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

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