ulama

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Classical Nahuatl ōllamaliztli. See also ullamaliztli.

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Noun[edit]

ulama (uncountable)

  1. A (modern) ball game, descended from tlachtli.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ulama pl (plural only)

  1. (Islam) Alternative form of ulema

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ulama

  1. The devil bird (an avian cryptid of Sri Lanka)
    • 1849 June 1, The Dublin University Magazine, page 692:
      There is a bird in Ceylon, which the natives call ulama, or the demon bird, which utters most loud and ear-piercing screams, strongly resembling the shrieks of a human being in severe bodily agony.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ulama f (uncountable)

  1. A Mesoamerican game played with a rubber ball and racquet.