cola

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See also: Cola, COLA, colá, colà, and -cola

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a Niger-Congo language, compare Temne kola, Mandinka kola. The beverage "Coca-Cola" was what made the term widely known, and popularized the spelling with c instead of k.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (the plant or nut): kola

Noun[edit]

cola (countable and uncountable, plural colas)

  1. The kola plant, genus Cola, famous for its nut, or one of these nuts.
  2. A beverage or a drink made with kola nut flavoring, caramel and carbonated water.
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See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See colon.

Noun[edit]

cola

  1. (dated) plural of colon

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

cola (plural colas)

  1. A cluster of buds on a cannabis plant.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a contraction of the preposition con (with) + feminine singular article la (the).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Contraction[edit]

cola f (masculine col, neuter colo, masculine plural colos, feminine plural coles)

  1. with the

Catalan[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin colla, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue). Compare French colle, Spanish and Portuguese cola, Italian colla.

Noun[edit]

cola f (plural coles)

  1. glue

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cola f (plural coles)

  1. cola

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

cola

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of colar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of colar

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cola, from the drink Coca Cola.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cola m (plural cola's, diminutive colaatje n)

  1. cola (drink)
  2. kola (nut)

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cola

  1. carry (on the shoulders)

Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin colla, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue). Compare Spanish cola, French colle, Italian colla.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cola f (plural colas)

  1. glue
    • 1433, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Fueros municipales de Santiago y de su tierra. Madrid: Ediciones Castilla, page 493:
      yten hordenamos e por ben temos que ningún, nen alguos oficiaas que labrar contas ou fezer labrar ou vender de azabache, que non seja ousado de soldar, nen juntar peça nenhua, conben a saver, ymagen de santiago, nen crucifixo, nen conchas, nen contas, nen sortellas, nen outra pesa nenhua que seja quebrada con betume, nen con cola, nen con solda, nen quon outra cousa
      item, we order and pleases us that no one, neither some officials who carve beans or order to carve or sell jet, should dare to solder not joint any piece, that is: neither image of Saint James, nor crucifix, nor shells, nor beans, nor rings, nor any other broken thing, with bitumen, nor glue, nor solder, nor with any other thing
  2. adhesive

Etymology 2[edit]

From Vulgar Latin coda, from Latin cauda.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cola f (plural colas)

  1. tail
    • c1300, R. Martínez López (ed.), General Estoria. Versión gallega del siglo XIV. Oviedo: Archivum, page 134:
      desla çintura arriba cõmo fegura de omẽ, et dende ajuso cõmo de peyxe cõ escamas et sua cola
      from the waist upwards as the figure of a man, and from them down as that of a fish, with scales and its tail
    Synonym: rabo
  2. queue
    Synonym: fila

Etymology 3[edit]

Ultimately from a Niger-Congo language, or from Sudanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (botany) kola

References[edit]

  • cola” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • cola” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • cola” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • cola” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • cola” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cola

  1. inflection of colare:
    1. third-person singular present
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cōlā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cōlō

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Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

cola m

  1. cloth

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔ.lɐ/
  • Hyphenation: co‧la

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin colla, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue). Compare Spanish cola, French colle, Italian colla.

Noun[edit]

cola f (plural colas)

  1. glue, paste (sticky adhesive substance)
  2. adhesive
  3. (Brazil, slang) cheat sheet, a copy of content used to help to complete a school or university test, often illegally

Etymology 2[edit]

From Vulgar Latin coda, from Latin cauda. Doublet of cauda, a borrowing.

Noun[edit]

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (Brazil, slang) track (of someone or something to be followed)
  2. (Brazil, slang) trail (of someone or something to be followed)
  3. tail (dated)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From a Niger-Congo language, or from Sudanese.

Noun[edit]

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (botany) kola (tree or fruit):
Related terms[edit]

Spanish[edit]

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Cola de un león (a lion's tail).
Cola de avión (aircraft tail).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkola/
  • Hyphenation: co‧la

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin coda, from Latin cauda, or from its diminutive caudula. Cognate to French queue and Italian coda.

Noun[edit]

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (anatomy) tail
    Synonym: rabo
  2. (aviation) empennage, aircraft tail
  3. (clothing) train (long back section of a gown)
  4. (astronomy) coma (a comet's tail)
    Synonym: coma
  5. line (US); queue (UK)
    Synonym: fila
  6. (computing, informatics) queue
  7. (slightly vulgar) ass, the buttocks
  8. (Chile, LGBT, sometimes pejorative) gayboy, homo
    Synonym: colihue
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Vulgar Latin colla, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla). Cognate to Portuguese cola, Italian colla, French colle.

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Noun[edit]

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (adhesive) glue (natural)
    Synonym: pegamento (synthetic)

Usage notes[edit]

This kind of glue cola refers to the the natural paste kind made from horse hooves or other animal body parts only, not the synthetic kind.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From a Niger-Congo language.

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Noun[edit]

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (drink) Short for bebida de cola (cola).
  2. (nut) kola
  3. (tree) kola tree
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Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

-cola?

  1. (transitive) to grind

Inflection[edit]

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