óola

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Navajo[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish oro(gold)

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Particularly: “How did the diamonds sense develop from an original meaning of gold? ... It's not that diamonds became gold (Navajos did not know diamonds), but that Spanish playing cards did not always have the same symbols that Americans use. Where American cards display hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs, the Spanish (and Italian) cards traditionally had chalices, gold coins, swords, and batons. The Germanic countries had hearts, bells, leaves, and acorns. The French used hearts, tiles, pikes, and clovers.”

Noun[edit]

óola

  1. gold
  2. (card games) diamonds
See also[edit]
Suits in Navajo · suits (see also: dáʼákaʼ) (layout · text)
SuitHearts.svg SuitDiamonds.svg SuitSpades.svg SuitClubs.svg
góobas, báabas óola asbáala báasdos

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish hora(hour, o'clock)

Noun[edit]

óola

  1. hour, the hour
  2. o'clock