cuba

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See also: Cuba, cúba, cubà, Cúba, and čuba

French[edit]

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cuba

  1. third-person singular past historic of cuber

Italian[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

cuba

  1. feminine singular of cubo

Noun[edit]

cuba f (plural cube)

  1. cupola

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Kikuyu[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swahili chupa.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃùːβàꜜ/, /ɕùːβàꜜ/
This u is pronounced long.[3][1]
As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into moondo class which includes mũndũ, huko, igego, igoti, inooro, irigũ, irũa, kĩbaata, kĩmũrĩ, kũgũrũ, mũciĩ, mũgeni, mũri, mwaki (fire), ndaka, ndigiri, njagathi, njogu, Mũrĩmi (man's name), etc.[4] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

cuba class 14 (plural macuba)[1](diminutive gacuba) or cuba class 9/10 (plural cuba)[1]

  1. bottle
    Synonyms: mũcuba

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 “cuba” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 72. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Iribemwangi, P. I (2016). "Kikuyu phonology and orthography: Any hope for continuity of indigenous languages?", p. 246. In G. N. Devy, Geoffrey V. Davis and K. K. Chakravarty (eds.) The Language Loss of the Indigenous. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 239–253. ISBN 978-1-138-12082-2
  3. ^ Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, pp. 64, 227.
  4. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  5. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  • Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, p. 18.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cubā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cubō

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cuba”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cuba in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cuba, from Latin cūpa (cask; vat).

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Noun[edit]

cuba f (plural cubas)

  1. cask (large barrel for the storage of liquid, especially of alcoholic drinks)
  2. industrial vat (large tub)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cupa.

Noun[edit]

cuba f (plural cubas)

  1. barrel

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