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[ar-uh] /ˈær ə/
interjection, Irish.
(used as an expression of surprise or excitement.)
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Word Origin and History for arrah

supposedly a characteristic Irish expression of emotion or excitement, 1705.

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Encyclopedia Article for arrah


city, Bihar state, northeastern India. The city is a major rail and road junction. Agricultural trade and oilseed milling are carried on there. It is the site of several colleges affiliated with Magadh University. The Little House at Ara is a building that was defended by the British against Kunwar Singh during the Indian Mutiny in 1857. Ara was constituted a municipality in 1865. Pop. (1991 prelim.) 156,871.

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