- a city in S Sweden, near Göteborg.
- (on the Adriatic coasts) a violent, dry, cold wind blowing from the north or northeast.
Origin of bora1
1860–65; < Upper Italian, variant of Italian borea Boreas
- an initiation rite of the Aborigines in which boys are accepted into the tribe as men.
Origin of bora2
First recorded in 1865–70, bora is from the Kamilaroi word būru initiation rite, initiation belt
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Examples from the Web for boras
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.
- (sometimes capital) a violent cold north wind blowing from the mountains to the E coast of the Adriatic, usually in winter
C19: from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin borēas the north wind
- an initiation ceremony of native Australians, introducing youths to manhood
from a native Australian language
- a city in SW Sweden, chiefly producing textiles. Pop: 98 831 (2004 est)
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