budala

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Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بدلا (budala), from Arabic اَبْدَال pl (abdāl) of singular بديل, بَدَل (badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint), بَدَل (badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint), from بَدَلَ (badala, to replace).

Noun

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budala m (uncountable)

  1. (dated, Turkism) fool

Declension

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Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بدلا (budala), from Arabic بُدَلَاء (budalāʔ), plural of بَدَل (badal) and بَدِيل (badīl).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /budǎla/
  • Hyphenation: bu‧da‧la

Noun

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budàla f (Cyrillic spelling буда̀ла)

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

Usage notes

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Although the word itself is feminine, it can also be applied to a masculine person without any change.

Declension

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Quotations

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Slovene

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Serbo-Croatian budàla, Ottoman Turkish بدلا (budala), from Arabic بُدَلَاء (budalāʔ), plural of بَدَل (badal) and بَدِيل (badīl).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /budàːla/
  • Hyphenation: bu‧da‧la

Noun

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budála f

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

Usage notes

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Although the word itself is feminine, it can also be applied to a masculine person without any change.

Declension

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First feminine declension (a-stem) , fixed accent
nom. sing. budála
gen. sing. budále
singular dual plural
nominative
imenovȃlnik
budála budáli budále
genitive
rodȋlnik
budále budȃl budȃl
dative
dajȃlnik
budáli budálama budálam
accusative
tožȋlnik
budálo budáli budále
locative
mẹ̑stnik
budáli budálah budálah
instrumental
orọ̑dnik
budȃlo budálama budálami
(vocative)
(ogȏvorni imenovȃlnik)
budȃla

, budȃlo

budȃli budȃle


References

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  • budala”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran
  • budala”, in Termania, Amebis
  • See also the general references

Turkish

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Etymology

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From Ottoman Turkish بدلا (budala), from Arabic اَبْدَال pl (abdāl) of singular بديل, بَدَل (badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint), بَدَل (badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint), from بَدَلَ (badala, to replace).

Noun

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budala (definite accusative budalayı, plural budalalar)

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

Synonyms

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