cuba

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

French[edit]

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cuba

  1. third-person singular past historic of cuber

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese cuba (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin cūpa (cask; vat), from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (a hollow). Doublet of copa, which came through a Late Latin intermediary variant.

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cuba f (plural cubas)

  1. cask (large barrel for the storage of liquid, especially of alcoholic drinks)
    • 1484, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. 2 vols. Vigo: Galaxia, page 127:
      Iten, mando mays á dita Contança Gonçales, miña muller, a quarta parte da adega dos Vrancos, por quanto eu e ela conpramos a metade da dita adega a Meen Suares Galinato, e mándolle mays a cuba en que teño o viño branco e mays outras duas cubas que son dentro ena dita adega aa maao esquerda, vasyas, que teñen cada una doze moyos de lagar
      Item, I devise said Constanza González, my wife, a fourth of the wine cellar of Os Brancos, since we both bought a half of it from Men Suarez Galiñato; and I also bequeath a cask in which I have the white wine, and also two other casks that are inside that wine cellar, on the left, empty, each one having twelve modii
    Synonyms: bocoi, pipa
  2. industrial vat (large tub)

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References[edit]

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

Italian[edit]

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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
    Synonym: 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
  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]

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cubā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cubō

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cuba, from Latin cūpa (cask; vat), from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (a hollow). Doublet of copa, which came through a Late Latin intermediary variant.

Pronunciation[edit]

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 Old Spanish [Term?], from Latin cupa, from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (a hollow). Doublet of copa, which came through a Late Latin intermediary variant.

Noun[edit]

cuba f (plural cubas)

  1. barrel

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