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Ira

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

or I.R.A.

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IRA

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

Ira

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

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