bulla

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See also: buļļa and ɓulla

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin bulla (bubble).

Noun[edit]

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bulla (plural bullae)

  1. (medicine) A blister, vesicle, or other thin-walled cavity or lesion.
  2. (archaeology) A clay envelope or hollow ball, typically with seal impressions or writing on its outside indicating its contents.
  3. (historical) In ancient Rome, a kind of amulet or boss.
  4. Later, a handwritten document from the papal chancellery.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bulla (countable and uncountable, plural bullas)

  1. A rich Jamaican cake made with molasses and spiced with ginger and nutmeg.

Darkinjung[edit]

Numeral[edit]

bulla

  1. two

Finnish[edit]

(index b)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin bulla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bul‧la

Noun[edit]

bulla

  1. bull (papal bull)

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

bulla

  1. third-person singular past historic of buller

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

bulla f (genitive singular bullu, nominative plural bullur)

  1. a piston syn.
  2. a bully syn.

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Verb[edit]

bulla (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative bullaði, supine bullað)

  1. (intransitive) to talk nonsense syn.
  2. (intransitive) to boil, to bubble up syn.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Gaulish, from Proto-Indo-European *beu (swelling), same source as Middle Dutch puyl (bag) and Lithuanian bule (buttocks).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bulla f (genitive bullae); first declension

  1. a bubble, a water bubble; any round object that has swollen
  2. (on a door etc.) a boss, a knob
  3. the bulla, an amulet worn upon the neck
  4. (Ecclesiastical Latin) handwritten document from the pope or the papal chancellery (papal bull)

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Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative bulla bullae
genitive bullae bullārum
dative bullae bullīs
accusative bullam bullās
ablative bullā bullīs
vocative bulla bullae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Skeat, An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bulla f

  1. bull (papal bull)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bullir, from Latin bullīre, present active infinitive of bulliō (I bubble, boil), from bulla (bubble).

Noun[edit]

bulla f (plural bullas)

  1. rowdiness, racket, ruckus

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Verb[edit]

bulla

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of bullir.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of bullir.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of bullir.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of bullir.