cala

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. From a pre-Celtic and pre-Iberian word.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cala f (plural cales)

  1. cove

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Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Pacific *cala, from Proto-Oceanic *salaq, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *salaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cala

  1. error
  2. guilt, fault
  3. disgrace
  4. fallacy
  5. transgression (caka vala)

Adjective[edit]

cala

  1. wrong, erroneous, faulty
  2. culpable, guilty

Adverb[edit]

cala

  1. amiss, astray

Verb[edit]

cala

  1. to err, to deviate

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

cala

  1. third-person singular past historic of caler

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via a Vulgar Latin *calare, possibly ultimately from a pre-Roman language. Related are French cale and Spanish cala.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cala f (plural cale)

  1. inlet, cove
    Synonyms: baia, golfo, insenatura
  2. (nautical) hold

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

cala

  1. third-person singular present of calare
  2. second-person singular imperative of calare

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the plural form of Ancient Greek κᾶλον (kâlon, wood, logs, timber).

Noun[edit]

cāla f (genitive cālae); first declension

  1. log to burn
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cāla cālae
Genitive cālae cālārum
Dative cālae cālīs
Accusative cālam cālās
Ablative cālā cālīs
Vocative cāla cālae

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

calā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of calō

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

cala

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of calar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of calar

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish calad (shore, port, landing-place; land (as opposed to sea)), from Late Latin calatum.

Noun[edit]

cala m (genitive singular cala, plural calaidhean)

  1. harbour

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From calar, from Latin chalāre (to descend), from Ancient Greek χαλάω (khaláō).

Noun[edit]

cala f (plural calas)

  1. prove (originally, of a piece or slice of fruit)
  2. try, attempt
  3. testing
  4. suppository (small medicinal plug that is inserted into the rectum)
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Verb[edit]

cala

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of calar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of calar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of calar.

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown, perhaps from pre-Roman origin

Noun[edit]

cala f (plural calas)

  1. cove
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Etymology 3[edit]

From New Latin Calla, former genus of the plant

Noun[edit]

cala f (plural calas)

  1. calla lily, arum lily (plant, flower)
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Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

-cála

  1. to begin

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

cala

  1. genitive singular of cal

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kalgā. Cognate with Cornish kal, kalgh; Breton kalc'h.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cala f (plural caliau)

  1. (anatomy) penis

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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cala gala nghala chala
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.