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bora1

[bawr-uh, bohr-uh] /ˈbɔr ə, ˈboʊr ə/
noun, Meteorology
1.
(on the Adriatic coasts) a violent, dry, cold wind blowing from the north or northeast.
Origin of bora1
1860-1865
1860-65; < Upper Italian, variant of Italian borea boreas

bora2

[bawr-uh, bohr-uh] /ˈbɔr ə, ˈboʊr ə/
noun, Australian
1.
an initiation rite of the Aborigines in which boys are accepted into the tribe as men.
Origin
1865-70; < Kamilaroi būru initiation rite, initiation belt
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bora1

/ˈbɔːrə/
noun
1.
(sometimes capital) a violent cold north wind blowing from the mountains to the E coast of the Adriatic, usually in winter
Word Origin
C19: from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin borēas the north wind

bora2

/ˈbɔːrə/
noun
1.
an initiation ceremony of native Australians, introducing youths to manhood
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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