kula

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See also: kúla, küla, külä, and kylä

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From a South Slavic language, from Turkish kule, from Persian قله ‎(qolle), from Arabic قُلَّة ‎(qulla, pinnacle, zenith).

Noun[edit]

kula ‎(plural kulas)

  1. A tower, turret or a steeple on the Balkans erected during the period of Ottoman domination on the area.
    • 1867, Georgina Mary Muir Mackenzie, Lady Georgina Mary Muir Sebright, Mackenzie Sebright, Adeline Paulina Irby, Travels in the Slavonic Provinces of Turkey-in-Europe, p. 107:
      Instead of the haïdooks, their next of kin, the zaptiés now hold a kula on the highest point of the pass; here one pauses to rest after scrambling up the vile Turkish road on one side of the ravine, and before scrambling down the vile Turkish road on the other.
    • 1998, Adil Zulfikarpašić, Milovan Djilas, Nadežda Gaće, The Bosniak, p.5:
      The most important kulas of the Čengić-begs are those in Zagorje, in Rataji and the River Odžak near Ustikolina.
    • 1998, Miranda Vickers, Between Serb and Albanian, p. 111:
      The kulas were indeed like fortresses, with as many as twenty 'guns', ie. adult men ready to fight.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula ‎(uncountable)

  1. A ceremonial exchange system conducted in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea, involving the exchange of bracelets and necklaces, and linked to political authority.

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula

  1. field, open area
    kula mauʻu: meadow, field of grass
  2. school

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkulɒ]
  • Hyphenation: ku‧la

Noun[edit]

kula ‎(plural kulák)

  1. (slang) shit

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative kula kulák
accusative kulát kulákat
dative kulának kuláknak
instrumental kulával kulákkal
causal-final kuláért kulákért
translative kulává kulákká
terminative kuláig kulákig
essive-formal kulaként kulákként
essive-modal
inessive kulában kulákban
superessive kulán kulákon
adessive kulánál kuláknál
illative kulába kulákba
sublative kulára kulákra
allative kulához kulákhoz
elative kulából kulákból
delative kuláról kulákról
ablative kulától kuláktól
Possessive forms of kula
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. kulám kuláim
2nd person sing. kulád kuláid
3rd person sing. kulája kulái
1st person plural kulánk kuláink
2nd person plural kulátok kuláitok
3rd person plural kulájuk kuláik

Javanese[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kula

  1. (polite) I

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Javanese ꦏꦸꦭ ‎(kula).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula

  1. (Java) slave

Pronoun[edit]

kula

  1. (Java) I, me, my (unused)

Synonyms[edit]


Ngarrindjeri[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula

  1. male she oak tree.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula f

  1. definite feminine singular of kule

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula f

  1. definite singular of kule

Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula f ‎(diminutive kulka)

  1. ball (spherical object)
    kula śnieżna‎ ― snowball
  2. (mathematics, geometry, topology) ball
  3. bullet
  4. crutch
    chodzić o kulach‎ ― to walk on crutches
  5. (sports) shot (the heavy iron ball)
    pchnięcie kulą‎ ― shot put

Declension[edit]

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Anagrams[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish قله ‎(kulle) (Turkish kule), from Persian قله ‎(qolle), from Arabic قُلَّة ‎(qulla, pinnacle, zenith).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kǔːla/
  • Hyphenation: ku‧la

Noun[edit]

kúla f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ку́ла)

  1. tower
  2. turret
  3. steeple
  4. castle
  5. (chess) rook

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Serbo-Croatian · šahovske figure / шаховске фигуре (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
kralj
краљ
dama, kraljica
дама, краљица
top, kula
топ, кула
lovac, trkač, laufer
ловац, тркач, лауфер
skakač, konj
скакач, коњ
pješak, pešak, pion, pijun
пјешак, пешак, пион, пијун

Swahili[edit]

Verb[edit]

kula (verbal noun of the ku class)

  1. infinitive of -la

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kula c

  1. a small ball made of earthenware, glass (marble) or a similar hard material; marble: spela kula; of steel in a ball bearing; sphere; testicle, often in the compound pungkula
  2. bullet
    En kula träffade honom rakt i tinningen.
    A bullet hit him right in the temple.
  3. (slang, chiefly in the plural) money
    Jag har tjänat massa kulor med den här bilen.
    I've made tons of cash with this car.
  4. (heraldry) roundel

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kula 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kula kulan kulor kulorna
Genitive kulas kulans kulors kulornas

Derived terms[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Verb[edit]

kula

  1. to dry under the sun

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʊˈla/
  • Hyphenation: ku‧la

Noun[edit]

kula

  1. accusative singular of kul