ала

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Abkhaz[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

а-ла́ (ā-lā́)

  1. dog

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

а́-ла (ā́-lā)

  1. eye (organ of sight)

Macedonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ала (alaf

  1. dragon

Inflection[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Moksha[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps by error EES lists Moksha ал(al, egg) as a cognate of Estonian ala. Compare, however, Estonian alus(foundation), Livonian alā(down; under), alli(foundation; underside), among others. Veršinin, however, lists “the lower part of something” as an alternative sense for the word ал(al) in both Mordvinic languages. He speculates that the “egg” sense is secondary to the “underside” sense (as eggs are found under birds), a possible taboo replacement, as collecting eggs in the spring was very important in historic times.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ɑlɑ/

Headset icon.svg This entry needs audio files. If you have a microphone, please record some and upload them. (For audio required quickly, visit WT:APR.)

Postposition[edit]

ала (ala)

  1. under
    • O. Je. Poljakov (1995) Učimsja govoritʹ po-mokšanski [Let's learn to speak Moksha], Saransk: Mordovskoje knižnoje izdatelʹstvo, ISBN 5 7595 0965 9, page 135
      кудть ала
      kudtʹ ala
      under the house

Usage notes[edit]

This postposition is used with genitive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Veršinin, V. I. (2004) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ mordovskix (erzjanskovo i mokšanskovo) jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Mordvinic (Erzya and Moksha) languages] (in Russian), volume 1, Joškar Ola, page 12

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ала́ or а́ла (alá or ála)

  1. short feminine singular of а́лый(ályj)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

а̀ла (Latin spelling àla)

  1. (used for emphasis, or as an intensifier) expression of awe, surprise, dismay, etc.
    Ала је било лепо!
    It sure was nice!
    Aла лажеш!
    Oh, you're lying!

Noun[edit]

ала f (Latin spelling ala)

  1. dragon
  2. type of mythical creature similar to dragon

Related terms[edit]