Sara vs Sally - What's the difference?

sara | sally |

Sally is a related term of sara.

As proper nouns the difference between sara and sally

is that sara is {{given name|female|from=Hebrew}} while Sally is {{given name|female|diminutive=Sarah}}, also used as a formal given name.

As a noun sally is

a willow.

As a verb sally is

to make a sudden attack on an enemy from a defended position.



(wikipedia Sara)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
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  • Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
  • *1850 (Dinah Craik), Olive , Chapman and Hall, page 151:
  • Olive learnt that her young beauty's name, so far from being anything so fine as Maddalena, was plain Sarah — or Sara , as its owner took care to explain. Olive was rather disappointed - but she thought of Coleridge's ladye love; consoled herself, and tried to console the young lady, with repeating
  • *::My pensive Sara ! thy soft cheek reclined, &c.
  • *:At which Miss Sara Derwent laughed, and asked who wrote that very pretty poetry?
  • * 2008 , The Northern Clemency , Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 175
  • 'I wish I was called Sara ,' she said out loud.
    'Sarah?' her mother said. 'Why the heck is being called Sarah better than being called Tracy?'
    'Not Sarah, Sara ,' Tracy said. 'There's no h , you say Saaara.'


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) saly, from (etyl) . More at (l).


  • A willow
  • Any tree that looks like a willow
  • An object made from the above trees' wood
  • Derived terms
    * sally rod

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) saillie, from sailli, the past participle of the verb saillir 'to leap forth', itself from (etyl) salire 'to leap'


  • A sortie of troops from a besieged place against an enemy.
  • A sudden rushing forth.
  • (figuratively) A witty statement or quip, usually at the expense of one's interlocutor.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 26 , author=Tasha Robinson , title=Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits : , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=The stakes are low and the story beats are incidental amid the rush of largely mild visual gags and verbal sallies like “Blood Island! So called because it’s the exact shape of some blood!” }}
  • An excursion or side trip.
  • * John Locke
  • Everyone shall know a country better that makes often sallies into it, and traverses it up and down, than he that goes still round in the same track.
  • A tufted woollen part of a bellrope, used to provide grip when ringing a bell.
  • See also
    * sally port


  • To make a sudden attack on an enemy from a defended position.
  • The troops sallied in desperation.
  • To set out on an excursion; venture; depart (often followed by "forth.")
  • As she sallied forth from her boudoir, you would never have guessed how quickly she could strip for action. -William Manchester
  • To venture off the beaten path.
  • Etymology 3

    From salvation in Salvation Army, from (etyl) salvatio


  • (New Zealand, slang) A member of the Salvation Army.
  • Synonyms
    * Salvo


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