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Etymology 1 alt. A initiation ceremony for males among the Aborigines of New South Wales. n. A initiation ceremony for males among the Aborigines of New South Wales. Etymology 2

n. A cold, often dry, northeasterly wind which blows, sometimes in violent gusts, down from mountains on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It also applies to cold, squally, downslope winds in other parts of the world.

Bora (wind)

The Bora (, , , , , , , , , ) is a northern to north-eastern katabatic wind in the Adriatic, Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia, Poland, Russia ( Novorossiysk) and Turkey.

The same root is found in the name of the Greek mythological figure of Boreas/Βορέας, the North Wind. Historical linguists speculate that the name may derive from a Proto-Indo-European root *gworh- meaning "mountain" and giving rise to Germanic burg and berg. A similar pattern is seen in the cognate name of the buran winds of central Asia and the name purga of their Siberian subtype.

In Greek, the word "bora" (μπόρα) describes an intense summer rain that lasts for a few minutes. In Croatian "burno" means "violently" and is commonly used to describe the weather.


Borá is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population is 836 (2015 est.) in an area of 119 km². The elevation is 582 m.

Borá is the least populated Brazilian municipality.

Bora (TV series)

Bora is a sitcom of ABS-CBN, is a colloquial term for Boracay, an island in the Philippines.


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Bora (Australian)

Bora is an initiation ceremony of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands prior to European colonisation. The word "bora" also refers to the site on which the initiation is performed. At such a site, boys achieve the status of men. The initiation ceremony differs from Aboriginal culture to culture, but often involves scarification and may also involve the removal of a tooth or part of a finger. The ceremony, and the process leading up to it, involves the learning of traditional sacred songs, stories, dances, and traditional lore. Many different clans will assemble to participate in an initiation ceremony.

The word Bora was originally from south-east Australia, but is also now used throughout Eastern Australia to describe an initiation site or ceremony. It is called a Burbung in the language of the Darkinjung, to the North of Sydney. The name is said to come from the belt worn by initiated men. The appearance of the site varies among cultures, but it is often associated with stone arrangements, rock engravings, or other art works. Women are generally prohibited from entering a bora.

In south-east Australia, the Bora is often associated with the creator-spirit Baiame. In the Sydney region, large earth mounds were made, shaped as long bands or simple circles. Sometimes the boys would have to pass along a path marked on the ground representing the transition from childhood to manhood, and this path might be marked by a stone arrangement or by footsteps, or mundoes, cut into the rock. In other areas of south-east Australia, a Bora site might consist of two circles of stones, and the boys would start the ceremony in the larger, public, one, and end it in the other, smaller, one, to which only initiated men are admitted. Matthews (1897) gives an excellent eye-witness account of a Bora ceremony, and explains the common use of the two circles.

Bora rings are mandala-like formations found in south-east Australia. They comprise circles of foot-hardened earth surrounded by raised embankments. They were generally constructed in concentric pairs (although some sites have three), with a bigger circle about in diameter and a smaller one of about . The rings are joined by a sacred walkway. While most are confined to south-east Queensland and eastern New South Wales, five earth rings have been recorded near the Victorian town of Sunbury, although Aboriginal use has not been documented.

Bora rings in the form of circles of individually placed stones are evident in Werrikimbe National Park in northern New South Wales.

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Bora (Turkish name)

Bora is a common masculine Turkish given name. See Bora (wind).

Bora (woreda)

Bora is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. It was part of the former woreda of Dugda Bora. Part of the Misraq Shewa Zone it is located in the Great Rift Valley. The administrative center of Bora is Bote (Alem Tena).

Bora (Korean name)

Bora is a Korean feminine given name. Unlike most Korean given names, which are composed of two single-syllable Sino-Korean morphemes each written with one hanja, Bora is an indigenous Korean name : a single two-syllable word meaning " purple". It is one of a number of such native names, along with others such as Ha-neul, ("sky"), Seul-ki ("wisdom"), and Sora ("conch shell"), that have become more popular in South Korea in recent decades. In some cases, however, parents also choose to register hanja to represent the name, picking them solely for their pronunciation (for example, , with hanja meaning "jewel" and "net", respectively). There are 18 hanja with the reading "bo" and 14 hanja with the reading "ra" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may used in given names.

People with this given name include:

  • Geum Bo-ra (born Son Mi-ja, 1961), South Korean actress
  • Bora Yoon (born 1980), American experimental musician of Korean descent
  • Hwang Bo-ra (born 1983), South Korean actress
  • Lee Bo-ra (born 1986), South Korean speed skater
  • Jin Bora (born 1987), South Korean jazz pianist
  • Sunday (singer) (born Jin Bora, 1987), South Korean singer, member of The Grace
  • Shin Bora (born 1987), South Korean comedian
  • Nam Bo-ra (born 1989), South Korean actress
  • Yoon Bora (born 1990), South Korean pop singer, member of Sistar
  • Kim Bo-ra (born 1995), South Korean actress

Usage examples of "bora".

Since he was fourteen, Bora could tell the weight and balance of a stone by tossing it thrice in either hand.

Even if Bora passed him going down, he would be well-placed to cut off retreat.

It was the same emerald demon-light that had drawn Bora into the valley.

Has it struck you, Bora, that you are blessedly lucky to be alive and sane?

She knelt gracefully before Bora, contriving to let her robe fall away from her neck and throat.

By the time the second cup was half-empty, Bora had done more than tell his story.

At any moment Bora expected to see the snowcap melt and waft away into the night as green-hued steam.

Ivram and Maryam were the two people in the whole village to whom Bora could admit that he was frightened.

He lengthened his stride, until for all his youth and strength Bora had to strain to keep pace with him.

The little girl began squalling again as she was handed over, but Bora took no heed.

For a moment Bora would gladly have sold his whole family for a spell of invisibility.

I am sure Bora has sent messengers on foot or on lesser horses than Windmaster to all he thinks in danger.

Captain Qonan could hardly be more than five or six years older than Bora, and his accent showed him no Turanian.

His lips curled in a smile that to Bora seemed better suited to the face of a demon.

Then he cast a less friendly look at Bora, which suddenly dissolved into a grin.