jalla

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Arabic يااللّٰه‎ word meaning "hurry up!", introduced to Finnish by peacekeeping troops who have served in the Middle East.

Noun[edit]

jalla

  1. (slang) diarrhea

Declension[edit]

Inflection of jalla (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative jalla jallat
genitive jallan jallojen
partitive jallaa jalloja
illative jallaan jalloihin
singular plural
nominative jalla jallat
accusative nom. jalla jallat
gen. jallan
genitive jallan jallojen
jallainrare
partitive jallaa jalloja
inessive jallassa jalloissa
elative jallasta jalloista
illative jallaan jalloihin
adessive jallalla jalloilla
ablative jallalta jalloilta
allative jallalle jalloille
essive jallana jalloina
translative jallaksi jalloiksi
instructive jalloin
abessive jallatta jalloitta
comitative jalloineen
Possessive forms of jalla (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person jallani jallamme
2nd person jallasi jallanne
3rd person jallansa

Synonyms[edit]


Lule Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *jëllë.

Adjective[edit]

jalˈla

  1. foolish, naive

Inflection[edit]

Even a-stem, lˈl-ll gradation
Attributive jallas
Nominative jalˈla
Genitive jalla
Attributive jallas
Singular Plural
Nominative jalˈla jalla
Accusative jallav jallajt
Genitive jalla jallaj
Illative jalˈlaj jallajda
Inessive jallan jallajn
Elative jallas jallajs
Comitative jallajn jallaj
Abessive jalladagá
jalladagi
jallajdagá
jallajdagi
Essive jalˈlan

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic يَاالله(yāllāh), equivalent to ja +‎ Alla, that is “o God!”, here as a supplication.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

jalla

  1. Followed by an imperfect verb, it expresses the optative, i.e. a wish or request.
    Jalla jkun hemm aktar nies bħalek.
    If only there were more people like you.
    Jalla tistrieħ fis-sliem.
    May she rest in peace.

Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *jëllë.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈjalːla/

Adjective[edit]

jalˈla (comparative jallat, superlative jallamus)

  1. crazy

Inflection[edit]

Even a-stem, lˈl-ll gradation
Attributive jallas
Nominative jalˈla
Genitive jalla
Attributive jallas
Singular Plural
Nominative jalˈla jallat
Accusative jalla jallaid
Genitive jalla jallaid
Illative jalˈlii jallaide
Locative jallas jallain
Comitative jallain jallaiguin
Essive jalˈlan

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

jalla n

  1. wet dirt

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic يااللّٰه

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

jalla

  1. (slang) come on, c’mon
  2. (slang) hurry up