Definition of Petara

1. a type of clothes basket [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petara

petalodies
petalody
petaloid
petaloideous
petalomania
petalosticha
petalous
petals
petameter
petameters
petametre
petametres
petanque
petanques
petar
petara (current term)
petaras
petarasite
petard
petards
petaries
petars
petary
petascale
petasecond
petaseconds
petasos
petasoses
petasus
petasuses

Literary usage of Petara

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1. Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society by Straits Branch (1881)
"The use of the term petara is sufficiently elastic to be applied to men. Not unfrequently have I heard them say of us white men: " They are ..."

2. Seventeen Years Among the Sea Dyaks of Borneo: A Record of Intimate by Edwin Herbert Gomes (1911)
"The general idea is that there are many petara, but the whole subject is one upon ... They all admit, however, that the petara are supernatural beings, ..."

3. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edvard Westermarck (1908)
"The Sea Dyaks of Borneo have a great good god called Batara, or petara, who created the world and rules over it, and is the cause of every blessing. ..."

4. Rest Days: A Study in Early Law and Morality by Hutton Webster (1916)
"See J. Perham, "petara, or Sea Dyak Gods," Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1881, no. 8; HL Roth, The Natives of Sarawak and ..."

5. The Public School Latin Grammar for the Use of Schools, Colleges, and by Benjamin Hall Kennedy (1890)
"... (Q. petara) ... Hence (from ü. petara, four) come the names Petreius, Petronius: and (from O./to»í-/-í.r ..."

6. Greek for Beginners: A Companion Book to the Hadley-Allen Greek Grammar by Edward Gustin Coy (1890)
"... and again in Latin a dialectical form petara = quatuor, from which we obtain the equation, ... ( petara ) And that an original ..."

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