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Ira

[ahy-ruh] /ˈaɪ rə/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “watchful.”.
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  • Cleopatra's ladies are all young, the most conspicuous being Charmian and iras, her favorites.

    Caesar and Cleopatra George Bernard Shaw
  • iras will hardly seek her life, but she may have in mind exile or something of that kind.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Why iras gaze swept over the group in puzzlementIm not particularly stuck on either of em.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Now that it will become known that you do not love her, beware of iras.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • He feinted with his right and landed a light tap on iras shoulder and danced away before Ira could reach him.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Charmian should feel that she (iras) considered any favour shown to her foe an insult.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • And then he read the line-up, and iras surprise was considerable when he found himself slated in Bracketts place at right guard.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
  • iras was already standing by her side, and Charmian was approaching with the "introducer."

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for iras

IRAS

abbreviation
1.
Infrared Astronomical Satellite, a pioneering international earth-orbiting satellite that during 1983 made an all-sky survey at infrared wavelengths

IRA

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

Ira

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for iras

IRA

1.
individual retirement account
2.
Irish Republican Army
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iras in the Bible

citizen; wakeful. (1.) A Tekoite, one of David's thirty warriors (2 Sam. 23:26). (2.) An Ithrite, also one of David's heroes (2 Sam. 23:38). (3.) A Jairite and priest, a royal chaplain (2 Sam. 20:26) or confidential adviser (comp. 2 Sam. 8:18; 1 Chr. 18:17).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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