kula

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See also: Kula, kúla, küla, and külä

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a South Slavic language, from Turkish kule, from Persian قله (qolle), from Arabic قلة (qulla, pinnacle, zenith).

Noun[edit]

kula (plural kulas)

  1. A tower, turret or a steeple on the Balkans erected during the period of Ottoman domination on the area.
    • 1867, Georgina Mary Muir Mackenzie, Lady Georgina Mary Muir Sebright, Mackenzie Sebright, Adeline Paulina Irby, Travels in the Slavonic Provinces of Turkey-in-Europe, p. 107:
      Instead of the haïdooks, their next of kin, the zaptiés now hold a kula on the highest point of the pass; here one pauses to rest after scrambling up the vile Turkish road on one side of the ravine, and before scrambling down the vile Turkish road on the other.
    • 1998, Adil Zulfikarpašić, Milovan Djilas, Nadežda Gaće, The Bosniak, p.5:
      The most important kulas of the Čengić-begs are those in Zagorje, in Rataji and the River Odžak near Ustikolina.
    • 1998, Miranda Vickers, Between Serb and Albanian, p. 111:
      The kulas were indeed like fortresses, with as many as twenty 'guns', ie. adult men ready to fight.

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula

  1. field, open area
    kula mau'u: meadow, field of grass
  2. school

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkulɒ/
  • Hyphenation: ku‧la

Noun[edit]

kula

  1. (slang) shit

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Javanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula

  1. (Java) slave

Pronoun[edit]

kula

  1. (Java) I, me, my (unused)

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Ngarrindjeri[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula

  1. male she oak tree.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kula m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of kule

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula f

  1. definite singular of kule

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula f

  1. ball (spherical object)
    kula śnieżna — snowball
  2. (mathematics, geometry, topology) ball
  3. bullet
  4. crutch
    chodzić o kulach – to walk on crutches
  5. (sports) shot (the heavy iron ball)
    pchnięcie kulą — shot put

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish قله (kulle) (Turkish kule), from Persian قله (qolle), from Arabic قلة (qulla, pinnacle, zenith).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kǔːla/
  • Hyphenation: ku‧la

Noun[edit]

kúla f (Cyrillic spelling ку́ла)

  1. tower
  2. turret
  3. steeple
  4. castle

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Swahili[edit]

Verb[edit]

kula (verbal noun of the ku class)

  1. Infinitive of -la

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula c

  1. a small ball made of earthenware, glass (marble) or a similar hard material; marble: spela kula; of steel in a ball bearing; sphere; testicle, often in the compound pungkula
  2. bullet
    En kula träffade honom rakt i tinningen.
    "A bullet hit him right in the temple.
  3. (slang, chiefly in the plural) money
    Jag har tjänat massa kulor med den här bilen.
    "I've made tons of cash with this car."

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Tagalog[edit]

Verb[edit]

kula

  1. to dry under the sun