кукла

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Byzantine Greek κούκλα (koúkla), from Latin cucūlla. Doublet of гу́гла (gúgla) and hood (hood) and куку́л (kukúl, pointed hat) - direct borrowings from Latin.

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ку́кла (kúklaf

  1. doll, puppet
  2. (figuratively) manipulated person
    кукла на конци
    kukla na konci
    one who is led by someone else
    (literally, “puppet on strings”)
  3. (colloquial, figuratively) cute girl, lolita
  4. (dialectal, figuratively) yarn woven into 5 strands, which together look like a human figure
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Etymology 2[edit]

Likely from Proto-Slavic *kukъla, morphologically from кука (kuka, hook) +‎ -ла (-la).

Noun[edit]

ку́кла (kúklaf

  1. (dialectal) hillock, cusp, rocky mound
    Synonyms: хълм (hǎlm), моги́ла (mogíla)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Possibly а feminine form of *kukъlь (loop), cognate with Lithuanian kukulỹs (dumpling). Related to Etymology 2.

Noun[edit]

ку́кла (kúklaf

  1. (dialectal) snare, loop
    Synonym: бри́мка (brímka)
  2. (dialectal) type of ceremonial braided bread served on Easter day (specifically Вели́кденска ку́кла (Velíkdenska kúkla))
    Synonym: козуна́к (kozunák)
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Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek κούκλα (koúkla), from Latin cuculla.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈkukɫa]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

кукла (kuklaf (related adjective куклен, diminutive кукличка or кукличе or кукле)

  1. doll, puppet
  2. (colloquial) pretty girl

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old East Slavic кукла (kukla), from Byzantine Greek κούκλα (koúkla), from Latin cuculla.

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ку́кла (kúklaf anim or f inan (genitive ку́клы, nominative plural ку́клы, genitive plural ку́кол, related adjective ку́кольный, diminutive ку́колка)

  1. doll
  2. puppet
  3. (criminal slang) fake money

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  • Czech: kukla
  • Polish: kukła