Luka

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See also: luka, lúka, Lūka, and Lūkā

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the common Slavic (Serbo-Croatian, etc) male given name Luka and from Russian Лука́ ‎(Luká), all cognates of the English Luke and Lucas.

Proper noun[edit]

Luka

  1. A male given name of modern usage.
    • 1987, Suzanne Vega, Luka (a song):
      My name is Luka / I live on the second floor / I live upstairs from you / Yes I think you've seen me before
  2. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Лука́ ‎(Luká).

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Slavonic (Serbo-Croatian etc ) male given name Luka and from Russian Лука́ ‎(Luká), all cognates of the English Luke and Lucas.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlukɑ/
  • Hyphenation: Lu‧ka

Proper noun[edit]

Luka

  1. A male given name of modern usage. (Luka is also used as the transliteration of the Russian male given name Лука́ ‎(Luká).)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Luka (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative Luka Lukat
genitive Lukan Lukien
partitive Lukaa Lukia
illative Lukaan Lukiin
singular plural
nominative Luka Lukat
accusative nom.? Luka Lukat
gen. Lukan
genitive Lukan Lukien
Lukainrare
partitive Lukaa Lukia
inessive Lukassa Lukissa
elative Lukasta Lukista
illative Lukaan Lukiin
adessive Lukalla Lukilla
ablative Lukalta Lukilta
allative Lukalle Lukille
essive Lukana Lukina
translative Lukaksi Lukiksi
instructive Lukin
abessive Lukatta Lukitta
comitative Lukineen

Hawaiian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Luka

  1. Luke (biblical character).
  2. Luke (book of the Bible).
  3. A male given name, cognate with English Luke.
  4. A female given name, vernacular form of the biblical Ruta ‎(Ruth).

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, pages 183, 186
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Luka occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 27 women and 14 men.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Luka m ‎(Cyrillic spelling Лука)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to Luke.

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lúka m anim ‎(genitive Lúke or Lúka)

  1. Luke; A male given name

Declension[edit]