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Serra (Latin for "saw") may refer to:

Serra (Tomar)

Serra is a former civil parish in the municipality of Tomar, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Serra e Junceira. The population is 1299 (2001), the area 33,52 km², with a density of 38,8/km².

Serra (dance)

Serra is a Pontic Greek war dance of ancient Greek origin, from Pontus region of the Black Sea. Its name comes from the Serra river, in the region of Trapezunda. It is also called Lazikon . The rhythm starts in 7/16 and becomes an even meter when the dance speeds up.

This dance is sometimes confused with Atsiapat, which precedes it. It is danced in sequence and followed by the Pyrrhichios dance.

Serra (Rocca Santa Maria)

Serra is an Italian village and frazione of the Commune of Rocca Santa Maria in the Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy. The village sits at an elevation of 3596 feet above sea level in the area of Monti della Laga within the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Serra (surname)

Serra is Latin for a " saw" (a view from a high place, or a saw, see serrated), Italian for greenhouse, and Galician, Portuguese and Catalan for mountain range or saw.

Serra can be used as a given name or as a surname. As a surname, it may refer to:

  • Antonio Serra, Italian comics writer
  • Antonio Serra, Italian philosopher and economist
  • Barbara Serra, British journalist
  • Chico Serra, Brazilian racing driver
  • Diana Serra Cary, known as Baby Peggy Montgomery, American child actress
  • Eduardo Serra, Portuguese cinematographer
  • Éric Serra, French composer
  • Florent Serra, French tennis player
  • Jaime Serra Puche, Mexican economist
  • Jaume Collet-Serra, Spanish movie director
  • Jean Serra (born 1940), French mathematician and engineer
  • José Correia da Serra, Portuguese polymath
  • José Serra, Brazilian politician
  • St. Junípero Serra, Spanish missionary
  • Luciana Serra, Italian soprano
  • María Martha Serra Lima, Argentine singer
  • Matt Serra, American martial artist
  • Narcís Serra i Serra, Spanish politician
  • Osvaldo de Jesus Serra Van-Dúnem, Angolan politician
  • Pedro António Joaquim Correia da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet
  • Richard Serra, American sculptor
  • Sila Calderon Serra, first female governor of Puerto Rico
  • Tony Serra, American activist
Serra (titular see)

Serra is a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church .

It goes back to a defunct bishopric in the ancient city Serra in the Roman province of Africa proconsularis (today in northern Tunisia). The bishopric was in the ecclesiastical province of Carthage.

Titular bishops of Serra


Józef Olszański

Krzysztof Michal Dobinski

Francis Joseph Green

Saverio Zupi
Titular bishop pro hac vice

Clemente Faccani
Titular bishop pro hac vice

Jozef Haľko

Usage examples of "serra".

Terra de Santa Cruz: for Serra Sanctae Crucis, a name given previously to Brazil.

Beyond and above, the volcano rose massively, like the ribbed trunk of a giant mangrove, in great parallel ridges, each with its own name: Serra Adorno, Roisa, Le Mandre, Rina Grande.

Diego Alvarez say they saw a mantidae three meters tall in the Serra Dos Parecis.

The Serra Diora, boxed in on all sides by the confines of a garden far finer than any the Marano clan had ever owned, breathed freely for the first time that day.

Serra Diora, is of Marano, and she is blood of my blood, and she is wholly mine by birth, and no other clan has lawful claim to her.

The duchess had arranged for us to start at nine, and Madame de Serra Capriola begged us to take coffee with her before going.

Hamilton took us to a garden belonging to the Duke of Serra Capriola, who chanced to be there with his beautiful Piedmontese wife, who loved her husband passionately.

A series of thick-walled adobe structures were connected by low-ceilinged breezeways, in the middle of which existed the beautiful courtyard that came complete with palm trees, bubbling fountain, and a bronze statue of Father Serra with these women – your stereotypical Indian squaws, complete with papooses strapped to their backs – kneeling at his feet.

He looked down at his bandeirante dress whites, the trousers tucked into calf-high jungle boots - everything crisp and glistening and clean while his men sweated out the preliminary survey on the Serra dos Parcecis.

The last tried to cross Paseo del Serra, just as the local road-sweeping truck was crawling its way past, and was whipped up by the brushes and carried, still alive, to the garbage dump, where it was buried under tons of newspaper and gravel and Coke cans and dried yucca leaves and excrement.

Sucking a deep breath into the pit of his lungs to clear his head, the effort sending a stab of pain across his bruised ribcage, K6ATX kept his eyes focused on the broad curving street where Alameda Padre Serra met the bottom of the hill and joined Mission Canyon Road in front of the twin-towered, two-century-old Spanish mission which was Santa Bonita's most famous historical landmark.

He saw at once that the broken, mountainous ground in which this Renamo army group was ensconced was the Serra de Gorongosa, the Gorongosa Mountains, and that the river they had crossed, which formed the Renamo defensive fine, was the Pungwe River.

Part of the problem for us was that SCCA doesn't allow the sort of modifications we wanted, and the folks in SERRA wanted to push the envelope of sportscar racing a bit more, more `experimental' stuff.

I won the vice presidency of the Junipero Serra Mission Academy junior class unanimously, except for a single write-in vote for Brad Ackerman.