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Borås

[boo-raws]
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noun
  1. a city in S Sweden, near Göteborg.
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bora1

[bawr-uh, bohr-uh]
noun Meteorology.
  1. (on the Adriatic coasts) a violent, dry, cold wind blowing from the north or northeast.
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Origin of bora1

1860–65; < Upper Italian, variant of Italian borea Boreas

bora2

[bawr-uh, bohr-uh]
noun Australian.
  1. an initiation rite of the Aborigines in which boys are accepted into the tribe as men.
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Origin of bora2

First recorded in 1865–70, bora is from the Kamilaroi word būru initiation rite, initiation belt
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Historical Examples

  • The craven duke would be begging for his life, and we want no more Boras in Czernova.

    The Shadow of the Czar

    John R. Carling

  • So with the Boras, the Andokes, or other agglomerations inhabiting the neighbouring regions.

  • The Boras are physically a much finer race than the Huitotos, and, generally speaking, are of a lighter hue.

  • This was a Boras cacique, or capitn—often referred to in the depositions of those I examined—named Katenere.

  • A considerable number of Boras, a class of commercial Mahommedans, reside here.


British Dictionary definitions for boras

bora1

noun
  1. (sometimes capital) a violent cold north wind blowing from the mountains to the E coast of the Adriatic, usually in winter
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Word Origin

C19: from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin borēas the north wind

bora2

noun
  1. an initiation ceremony of native Australians, introducing youths to manhood
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Word Origin

from a native Australian language

Borås

noun
  1. a city in SW Sweden, chiefly producing textiles. Pop: 98 831 (2004 est)
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