zara

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zara

See also Zara

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  1. fifiko a tsawo, <> Surpassing to a slight extent. e.g. wannan ya/ yi wa wannan z. a tsawo, this is somewhat taller (longer) than that. da z. tsakaninsu, there is a difference between them, in size or quality. .
  2. tsantsar abu,
  3. shammata ko cuta.
  4. azara <> Emir of Kano.

Verb

  1. fizge abu da karfi cikin gaggawa,
See also zare

Bargery definition of zara

  1. ya yi mini zara, <> he deprived me of my fair share. (= zama V).
  2. maharbi ya sha zara. <> the hunter transfixed his prey. (Cf. zarce.)
  3. {v.tr.1a; za+r+o/+, (2e. i), za"r+u+ (3a. ii)}.
    1. (a) Snatch up t.; snatch away t.; grab and remove. e.g. shirwa ta/ zari 'dan tsako, the kite snatched away the chicken.
    2. (b) ya/ zari karen hauka, he angrily protested. (Vide bori 5 (b).)
  4. {n.f.; 4e of zara III. 1}.
    1. (a) Snatching; grabbing.
    2. (b) Fickleness; vacillation. (= 'dauma'daya).

IV. [za/"ra+] {n.f.}. (Ar.)

  1. Venus. (= zaharatu.)
  2. Red-bellied tree starling.
  3. A name given to any girl or woman called Fatsuma.

V. [za/"r+a/+].

  1. {v.tr.1a; za/+r+o/+ (2e. i); za/"r+u+ (3a. ii)}.
    1. (a) Draw out; pull out long t. from what encompasses it (e.g sheet of paper from between other sheets; a corn-stalk from bundle stalks; sword from sheath. (= zare II; cf. figa III. 1 (e).)
  2. The actual thing itself; not a counterfeit. e.g. na/ fa'da masa zarar gaskiya, I told him the absolute, literal truth. (= gangariya.) na/ ga za/rar haja, I saw the actual cloth. (= aini; ainihi; zalla.)
  3. Simultaneity; in phrase 'da zarar'. e.g. da zarar ya yi wannan ya gudu, immediately he had done this he ran away.