Laura vs Aura - What's the difference?

laura | aura |

As a noun laura

is (historical|roman catholic church) a number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.

As a proper noun aura is

shortened from aurelia.



(wikipedia Laura)

Alternative forms

* Lora (rare)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • .
  • * ~1591 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet : Act II, Scene IV:
  • Now is he for the numbers that Petrarch flowed in; Laura to his lady was but a kitchen-wench; marry, she had a better love to be-rime her;
  • * 1960 Peter S. Beagle: A Fine And Private Place . Random House Publishing, 1982:The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle. ISBN 0345300815 page 258:
  • Laura was saying something. A mellifluous name, he thought. I wish she were far away, so I could call her.

    Usage notes

    * Also used as a feminine equivalent of Laurence.


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  • Distinctive atmosphere or associated with something.
  • (parapsychology) An invisible force surrounding a living creature.
  • (medicine) Perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache.
  • (medicine) Telltale sensation experienced by some people with epilepsy before a .
  • Synonyms

    * air * feeling * mood * spirit * vibe

    Derived terms

    * auratic