chela

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin chele, from Ancient Greek χηλή (khēlḗ).

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Noun[edit]

chela (plural chelae)

  1. A pincer-like claw of a crustacean or arachnid.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.5:
      It happeneth often, I confess, that a lobster hath the chely or great claw of one side longer than the other []
    • 1993, The Encyclopedia of Land Invertebrate Behaviour, p. 232:
      The tail is curved up over the body and the pedipalps held forwards with the tip of the movable finger of the chela in contact with the sand.
    • 2004, Raymond T. Bauer, Remarkable Shrimps: Adaptations and Natural History of the Carideans, page 26,
      The two brushes on each chela snap open into semicircular fans, forming fine-mesh baskets that passively filter water.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Hindi चेला (celā).

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Noun[edit]

chela (plural chelas or chele)

  1. a pupil or disciple, especially in Hinduism
    • 1987, Phirozshah Dorabji Mehta, The Heart of Religion, page 36,
      The guru had insight. He understood his chela. The relationship between a guru and his chela was as a father to a son, as a whole person to a whole person, individual and unique.
    • 2002, Warrior of Light: The Life of Nicholas Roerich: Artist, Himalayan Explorer, and Visionary, page 52,
      The guru-chela relationship was a theme in many of Nicholas's paintings. In Pearl of Searching, the guru is looking thoughtfully at a pearl necklace with his chela. This symbolizes the "pearl of great price" that gives purpose to life.
    • 2007, Michael Bertiaux, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook: Expanded Edition, page 455,
      This, of course, is done by the guru as the result of a long process in which his consciousness must merge with that of the chela and wherein the chela is absorbed essentially into the guru.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin chele, from Ancient Greek χηλή (khēlḗ).

Noun[edit]

chela f (plural chele)

  1. pincer (of a crustacean)

Ladin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chela f sg

  1. feminine singular of chel

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chela

  1. Feminine singular of adjective chelo.

Noun[edit]

chela f (plural chelas, masculine chelo, masculine plural chelos)

  1. (Central America, slang) female equivalent of chelo; blonde, fair-skinned, blue-eyed

Noun[edit]

chela f (plural chelas)

  1. (Mexico, Peru, slang) beer.
    Synonym: cerveza
    Vamos a tomar unas chelas.Let's go drink some beers.

Zulu[edit]

Verb[edit]

-chela

  1. to spray, to sprinkle

Inflection[edit]

Tone L
Infinitive ukuchela
Positive Negative
Infinitive ukuchela ukungacheli
Imperative
Simple + object concord
Singular chela -chele
Plural chelani -cheleni
Present
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyachela, ngichela engichelayo, engichela ngichela angicheli engingacheli ngingacheli
2nd singular uyachela, uchela ochelayo, ochela uchela awucheli ongacheli ungacheli
1st plural siyachela, sichela esichelayo, esichela sichela asicheli esingacheli singacheli
2nd plural niyachela, nichela enichelayo, enichela nichela anicheli eningacheli ningacheli
Class 1 uyachela, uchela ochelayo, ochela echela akacheli ongacheli engacheli
Class 2 bayachela, bachela abachelayo, abachela bechela abacheli abangacheli bengacheli
Class 3 uyachela, uchela ochelayo, ochela uchela awucheli ongacheli ungacheli
Class 4 iyachela, ichela echelayo, echela ichela ayicheli engacheli ingacheli
Class 5 liyachela, lichela elichelayo, elichela lichela alicheli elingacheli lingacheli
Class 6 ayachela, achela achelayo, achela echela awacheli angacheli engacheli
Class 7 siyachela, sichela esichelayo, esichela sichela asicheli esingacheli singacheli
Class 8 ziyachela, zichela ezichelayo, ezichela zichela azicheli ezingacheli zingacheli
Class 9 iyachela, ichela echelayo, echela ichela ayicheli engacheli ingacheli
Class 10 ziyachela, zichela ezichelayo, ezichela zichela azicheli ezingacheli zingacheli
Class 11 luyachela, luchela oluchelayo, oluchela luchela alucheli olungacheli lungacheli
Class 14 buyachela, buchela obuchelayo, obuchela buchela abucheli obungacheli bungacheli
Class 15 kuyachela, kuchela okuchelayo, okuchela kuchela akucheli okungacheli kungacheli
Class 17 kuyachela, kuchela okuchelayo, okuchela kuchela akucheli okungacheli kungacheli
Recent past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngichelile, ngichelē engichelile, engichelē ngichelile, ngichelē angichelanga engingachelanga ngingachelanga
2nd singular uchelile, uchelē ochelile, ochelē uchelile, uchelē awuchelanga ongachelanga ungachelanga
1st plural sichelile, sichelē esichelile, esichelē sichelile, sichelē asichelanga esingachelanga singachelanga
2nd plural nichelile, nichelē enichelile, enichelē nichelile, nichelē anichelanga eningachelanga ningachelanga
Class 1 uchelile, uchelē ochelile, ochelē echelile, echelē akachelanga ongachelanga engachelanga
Class 2 bachelile, bachelē abachelile, abachelē bechelile, bechelē abachelanga abangachelanga bengachelanga
Class 3 uchelile, uchelē ochelile, ochelē uchelile, uchelē awuchelanga ongachelanga ungachelanga
Class 4 ichelile, ichelē echelile, echelē ichelile, ichelē ayichelanga engachelanga ingachelanga
Class 5 lichelile, lichelē elichelile, elichelē lichelile, lichelē alichelanga elingachelanga lingachelanga
Class 6 achelile, achelē achelile, achelē echelile, echelē awachelanga angachelanga engachelanga
Class 7 sichelile, sichelē esichelile, esichelē sichelile, sichelē asichelanga esingachelanga singachelanga
Class 8 zichelile, zichelē ezichelile, ezichelē zichelile, zichelē azichelanga ezingachelanga zingachelanga
Class 9 ichelile, ichelē echelile, echelē ichelile, ichelē ayichelanga engachelanga ingachelanga
Class 10 zichelile, zichelē ezichelile, ezichelē zichelile, zichelē azichelanga ezingachelanga zingachelanga
Class 11 luchelile, luchelē oluchelile, oluchelē luchelile, luchelē aluchelanga olungachelanga lungachelanga
Class 14 buchelile, buchelē obuchelile, obuchelē buchelile, buchelē abuchelanga obungachelanga bungachelanga
Class 15 kuchelile, kuchelē okuchelile, okuchelē kuchelile, kuchelē akuchelanga okungachelanga kungachelanga
Class 17 kuchelile, kuchelē okuchelile, okuchelē kuchelile, kuchelē akuchelanga okungachelanga kungachelanga
Remote past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngāchela engāchela ngāchela angichelanga engingachelanga ngingachelanga
2nd singular wāchela owāchela wāchela awuchelanga ongachelanga ungachelanga
1st plural sāchela esāchela sāchela asichelanga esingachelanga singachelanga
2nd plural nāchela enāchela nāchela anichelanga eningachelanga ningachelanga
Class 1 wāchela owāchela āchela akachelanga ongachelanga engachelanga
Class 2 bāchela abāchela bāchela abachelanga abangachelanga bengachelanga
Class 3 wāchela owāchela wāchela awuchelanga ongachelanga ungachelanga
Class 4 yāchela eyāchela yāchela ayichelanga engachelanga ingachelanga
Class 5 lāchela elāchela lāchela alichelanga elingachelanga lingachelanga
Class 6 āchela āchela āchela awachelanga angachelanga engachelanga
Class 7 sāchela esāchela sāchela asichelanga esingachelanga singachelanga
Class 8 zāchela ezāchela zāchela azichelanga ezingachelanga zingachelanga
Class 9 yāchela eyāchela yāchela ayichelanga engachelanga ingachelanga
Class 10 zāchela ezāchela zāchela azichelanga ezingachelanga zingachelanga
Class 11 lwāchela olwāchela lwāchela aluchelanga olungachelanga lungachelanga
Class 14 bāchela obāchela bāchela abuchelanga obungachelanga bungachelanga
Class 15 kwāchela okwāchela kwāchela akuchelanga okungachelanga kungachelanga
Class 17 kwāchela okwāchela kwāchela akuchelanga okungachelanga kungachelanga
Potential
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngingachela ngingachela ngingechele ngingechele
2nd singular ungachela ungachela ungechele ungechele
1st plural singachela singachela singechele singechele
2nd plural ningachela ningachela ningechele ningechele
Class 1 angachela engachela angechele engechele
Class 2 bangachela bengachela bangechele bengechele
Class 3 ungachela ungachela ungechele ungechele
Class 4 ingachela ingachela ingechele ingechele
Class 5 lingachela lingachela lingechele lingechele
Class 6 angachela engachela angechele engechele
Class 7 singachela singachela singechele singechele
Class 8 zingachela zingachela zingechele zingechele
Class 9 ingachela ingachela ingechele ingechele
Class 10 zingachela zingachela zingechele zingechele
Class 11 lungachela lungachela lungechele lungechele
Class 14 bungachela bungachela bungechele bungechele
Class 15 kungachela kungachela kungechele kungechele
Class 17 kungachela kungachela kungechele kungechele
Immediate future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizochela engizochela ngizochela angizuchela engingezuchela ngingezuchela
2nd singular uzochela ozochela uzochela awuzuchela ongezuchela ungezuchela
1st plural sizochela esizochela sizochela asizuchela esingezuchela singezuchela
2nd plural nizochela enizochela nizochela anizuchela eningezuchela ningezuchela
Class 1 uzochela ozochela ezochela akazuchela ongezuchela engezuchela
Class 2 bazochela abazochela bezochela abazuchela abangezuchela bengezuchela
Class 3 uzochela ozochela uzochela awuzuchela ongezuchela ungezuchela
Class 4 izochela ezochela izochela ayizuchela engezuchela ingezuchela
Class 5 lizochela elizochela lizochela alizuchela elingezuchela lingezuchela
Class 6 azochela azochela ezochela awazuchela angezuchela engezuchela
Class 7 sizochela esizochela sizochela asizuchela esingezuchela singezuchela
Class 8 zizochela ezizochela zizochela azizuchela ezingezuchela zingezuchela
Class 9 izochela ezochela izochela ayizuchela engezuchela ingezuchela
Class 10 zizochela ezizochela zizochela azizuchela ezingezuchela zingezuchela
Class 11 luzochela oluzochela luzochela aluzuchela olungezuchela lungezuchela
Class 14 buzochela obuzochela buzochela abuzuchela obungezuchela bungezuchela
Class 15 kuzochela okuzochela kuzochela akuzuchela okungezuchela kungezuchela
Class 17 kuzochela okuzochela kuzochela akuzuchela okungezuchela kungezuchela
Remote future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyochela engiyochela ngiyochela angiyuchela engingeyuchela ngingeyuchela
2nd singular uyochela oyochela uyochela awuyuchela ongeyuchela ungeyuchela
1st plural siyochela esiyochela siyochela asiyuchela esingeyuchela singeyuchela
2nd plural niyochela eniyochela niyochela aniyuchela eningeyuchela ningeyuchela
Class 1 uyochela oyochela eyochela akayuchela ongeyuchela engeyuchela
Class 2 bayochela abayochela beyochela abayuchela abangeyuchela bengeyuchela
Class 3 uyochela oyochela uyochela awuyuchela ongeyuchela ungeyuchela
Class 4 iyochela eyochela iyochela ayiyuchela engeyuchela ingeyuchela
Class 5 liyochela eliyochela liyochela aliyuchela elingeyuchela lingeyuchela
Class 6 ayochela ayochela eyochela awayuchela angeyuchela engeyuchela
Class 7 siyochela esiyochela siyochela asiyuchela esingeyuchela singeyuchela
Class 8 ziyochela eziyochela ziyochela aziyuchela ezingeyuchela zingeyuchela
Class 9 iyochela eyochela iyochela ayiyuchela engeyuchela ingeyuchela
Class 10 ziyochela eziyochela ziyochela aziyuchela ezingeyuchela zingeyuchela
Class 11 luyochela oluyochela luyochela aluyuchela olungeyuchela lungeyuchela
Class 14 buyochela obuyochela buyochela abuyuchela obungeyuchela bungeyuchela
Class 15 kuyochela okuyochela kuyochela akuyuchela okungeyuchela kungeyuchela
Class 17 kuyochela okuyochela kuyochela akuyuchela okungeyuchela kungeyuchela
Present subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngichele ngingacheli
2nd singular uchele ungacheli
1st plural sichele singacheli
2nd plural nichele ningacheli
Class 1 achele angacheli
Class 2 bachele bangacheli
Class 3 uchele ungacheli
Class 4 ichele ingacheli
Class 5 lichele lingacheli
Class 6 achele angacheli
Class 7 sichele singacheli
Class 8 zichele zingacheli
Class 9 ichele ingacheli
Class 10 zichele zingacheli
Class 11 luchele lungacheli
Class 14 buchele bungacheli
Class 15 kuchele kungacheli
Class 17 kuchele kungacheli
Past subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngachela ngangachela, angachela, angangachela
2nd singular wachela wangachela, awachela, awangachela
1st plural sachela sangachela, asachela, asangachela
2nd plural nachela nangachela, anachela, anangachela
Class 1 wachela wangachela, akachela, akangachela
Class 2 bachela bangachela, abachela, abangachela
Class 3 wachela wangachela, awachela, awangachela
Class 4 yachela yangachela, ayachela, ayangachela
Class 5 lachela langachela, alachela, alangachela
Class 6 achela angachela, awachela, awangachela
Class 7 sachela sangachela, asachela, asangachela
Class 8 zachela zangachela, azachela, azangachela
Class 9 yachela yangachela, ayachela, ayangachela
Class 10 zachela zangachela, azachela, azangachela
Class 11 lwachela lwangachela, alwachela, alwangachela
Class 14 bachela bangachela, abachela, abangachela
Class 15 kwachela kwangachela, akwachela, akwangachela
Class 17 kwachela kwangachela, akwachela, akwangachela

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