budala

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

budàla f ‎(Cyrillic spelling буда̀ла)

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

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

Quotations[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish بدلا(budala), from Arabic اَبْدَال(abdāl, plural) 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[edit]

budala ‎(definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

Synonyms[edit]