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From Proto-Baltic *wētrā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁- (“to blow, to breathe”) (whence also vējš (“wind”), q.v.), with an extra suffix -trā with agent meaning (“one who blows”). Cognates include Lithuanian vė́tra, Old Prussian wetro ([vētro], “wind”), Proto-Slavic *větrъ (Old Church Slavonic вѣтръ (větrŭ, “wind”), Russian ветер (véter, “wind”), Belarusian вецер (vécer), Ukrainian вітер (víter), Bulgarian вятър (vjátǎr), Czech vítr, Polish wiatr), Proto-Germanic *wedrą (Old Norse veðr, Old High German wetar, Old English weder (“wind, weather”), German Wetter, English weather).

  1. storm (very strong wind (up to 30m/s) which causes strong waves and land damage)
    pavasara ― spring
    kauciens ― the howling of the
    nakts ― night
    iekļūt ― to get into a
    iet bojā ― to die in a
    sniega ― snow
    smilšu ― sand
    magnētiskā ― magnetic
    Helēna zināja, ka dzintars nāk krastā līdz ar vētru; un iepriekšējā naktī vējš bija trakojis ― Helēna knew that amber comes ashore with a storm; and the previous night the wind had raged
  2. (figuratively) storm (a social event with catastrophic consequences)
    kara ― war , the of war
  3. (figuratively) storm (very strong manifestation of a mental phenomenon; also of protests, demands, etc.)
    kaislību ― of passions
    zobgalību ― of mockery
    protesta ― of protests
    sašutuma ― of indignation
    aplausu ― of applause
    pamatīga smieklu pāršalca visu klāju ― a thorough of laughter exploded across the deck

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vetra

Gundars Vētra is a basketball player for the VEF Rīga, CSKA Moscow, BK VEF Rīga, Minnesota Timberwolves, ASK/Brocēni/LMT, PBC CSKA Moscow, Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball), and Fabriano Basket in the Russian Women's Basketball Premier League. Their career lasted from 1984 to 2002. Gundars was born on May 22nd, 1967 in Ventspils.


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Fun Facts about the name Vetra

  • How Popular is the name Vetra? Vetra is the 41,161st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Vetra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74 babies born with the first name Vetra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vetra to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vetra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Vetra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vetra is Friday, October 28th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Vetra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vetra was in 1920 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Random Vetra Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vetra is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Vetra: Your name in reverse order is Artev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rveat. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Vetra born Jun 20, 1958

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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