Origin of Verafrom Classical Latin vera, feminine of verus, true: see very
An example of a woman named Vera is the fashion designer Vera Wang.
- (Cockney rhyming slang) skin (rolling paper for cigarettes; from Vera Lynn)
- A female given name.
- Popular in the Anglo-Saxon world in the 1910s and the 1920s, particularly in England.
Borrowed in the nineteenth century from the Russian virtue name Ð’ÐµÑ€Ð° (VÃ©ra, “faith"). By folk etymology it has also been explained as Latin vera (“true").
- The great work that is going on is the simplification of the facts to be explained by grouping them under empirical laws; and the most general statement relating to these that can yet be made is that no single one of these laws has as yet shown signs of taking rank as a vera causa comparable with the Darwinian principle of natural selection.
- Vera (Berlin, 1868).
- 469) in North Germany; and in 1536 he wrote a preface to Gardiner's De vera Obedientia, which asserted the royal, denied the papal, supremacy, and was received with delight by the Lutherans.
- The Metaphysica vera (1691), and the IvcA vEavrOv, sive Ethica (under the pseudonym "Philaretus," 1675), are the works by which he is chiefly known.
- Mention may also be made of Physica vera (1688), Logica restituta (1662) and Annotata in Principia philosophiae R.