кукла

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Bulgarian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Byzantine Greek κούκλα (koúkla), from Latin cucūlla. Cognate with Bulgarian гу́гла (gúgla, hood), куку́л (kukúl, pointed hat) - direct borrowings from Latin.

Noun[edit]

ку́кла (kúklaf

  1. doll, puppet
  2. (figuratively) manipulated person
    кукла на конци
    kukla na konci
    one who is lead 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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References[edit]

  • кукла in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik), under КУ̀КЛА¹, КУ̀КЛА²
  • кукла in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1986), “кукла¹”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 90
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1986), “кукла²”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 91

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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References[edit]

  • кукла in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik), under КУ̀КЛА⁴
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1986), “кукла⁴”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 91
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1986), “кукла⁷”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 92

Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

кукла (kuklaf (related adjective куклен)

  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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkukɫə]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

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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