mula

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See also: mulá, mūla, mulą, and muła

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of moola

Anagrams[edit]


A-Pucikwar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Great Andamanese *mulə

Noun[edit]

mula

  1. egg

References[edit]


Ayutla Mixtec[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish mula.

Noun[edit]

mula

  1. mule

References[edit]

  • Hills O., Roberto, et al. (2004) Diccionario lulu ña̱ sanyaꞌá xiinꞌ nya̱nya̱ = Pequeño diccionario ilustrado en el mixteco de Ayutla, Gro.[1] (in Ayutla Mixtec and Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 7

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula f (plural mules)

  1. feminine equivalent of mul

Derived terms[edit]


Corsican[edit]

Una mula (1)
Una mula (2)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin mula, feminine of mulus.

Noun[edit]

mula f (masculine mulu, plural mule)

  1. she-mule

Etymology 2[edit]

From its scientific name Mola mola.

Noun[edit]

mula f (plural mule)

  1. sunfish, ocean sunfish (Mola mola)

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]


Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula f

  1. mule (hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse)
    Synonym: mul

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Dharug[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula

  1. man
    • 1793, Watkin Tench, A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson
      One of our party lifted with ease two of them from the ground, in spite of their efforts to prevent him, whereas in return, no one of them could move him. They called him ‘murree mulla’ (a large strong man).

References[edit]

  • Troy, Jakelin (1994). “The Sydney Language”, Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Sydney: Macquarie Library, 66.

Dupaningan Agta[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula

  1. crop; something to be planted

Gamilaraay[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mula

  1. soft

References[edit]

  • (2006). “Gaay Garay Dhadhin, Gamilaraay and Yuwalaraay Picture Dictionary”

Hausa[edit]

Verb[edit]

mùla (form 3)

  1. (obsolete) to disappear, be gone

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मूल (mūla).

Noun[edit]

mula (plural, first-person possessive mulaku, second-person possessive mulamu, third-person possessive mulanya)

  1. origin

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula f (plural mule, masculine mulo)

  1. she-mule

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine of mūlus

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mūla f (genitive mūlae); first declension

  1. female mule, she-mule

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun (dative/ablative plural in -īs or -ābus).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mūla mūlae
Genitive mūlae mūlārum
Dative mūlae mūlīs
mūlābus
Accusative mūlam mūlās
Ablative mūlā mūlīs
mūlābus
Vocative mūla mūlae

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]


Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula f (masculine equivalent mul)

  1. female mule

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula

  1. inflection of mul:
    1. genitive/accusative singular
    2. nominative dual

Further reading[edit]

  • mula in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • mula in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मूल (mūla).

Noun[edit]

mula (plural mula-mula, informal 1st possessive mulaku, impolite 2nd possessive mulamu, 3rd possessive mulanya)

  1. the beginning, the start
    dari mula lagi
    since the beginning

Verb[edit]

bermula

  1. (intransitive) to begin, start
    Segalanya bermula di sini.
    Everything begins here.

Verb[edit]

memulakan

  1. (transitive) to begin, to start, to commence
    Mulakan enjin sekarang.
    Start your engines now.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula f

  1. (Buddhism) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula m

  1. genitive/accusative singular of mul

Adjective[edit]

mula

  1. feminine nominative/vocative singular of muli

Further reading[edit]

  • mula in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mūla. Displaced Old Portuguese mua.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula f (plural mulas)

  1. feminine equivalent of mulo
  2. (figuratively, derogatory) a stupid person (regardless of sex)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (stupid person): See here

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mūla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mûla/
  • Hyphenation: mu‧la

Noun[edit]

mȕla f (Cyrillic spelling му̏ла)

  1. mule (offspring of male donkey and female horse)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • mula” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

múla f

  1. mule (offspring of male donkey and female horse)

Inflection[edit]

Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. múla
gen. sing. múle
singular dual plural
nominative múla múli múle
accusative múlo múli múle
genitive múle múl múl
dative múli múlama múlam
locative múli múlah múlah
instrumental múlo múlama múlami

Further reading[edit]

  • mula”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mūla, feminine of mūlus (mule).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula f (plural mulas)

  1. (equid) mule
  2. trash
  3. (Latin America) traitor
  4. (Mexico) a smart, somewhat abusive person

Hypernyms[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Ayutla Mixtec: mula
  • Taos: mùlo’óna

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish mule, via German, from Latin mulus.

Noun[edit]

mula c

  1. mule (a generally sterile male or female hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse)
Declension[edit]
Declension of mula 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mula mulan mulor mulorna
Genitive mulas mulans mulors mulornas
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From mule (muzzle).

Verb[edit]

mula (present mular, preterite mulade, supine mulat, imperative mula)

  1. (colloquial) to rub snow in someone's face
    • 2006, “16-åring friad från snöbollsmisshandel [16-year-old released in court from snowball abuse]”, in Sydsvenskan[2]:
      Kamraten sade i tingsrätten att han bara tog tag i 16-åringen och mulade honom med snö innan han släppte taget.
      His friend said in district court that he only grabbed the 16-year-old and rubbed snow in his face before letting go.
  2. (by extension, colloquial) to rub something in someone’s face
    • 2008, P J Anders Linder, “En ding, ding, ding, ding värld? [A mad, mad, mad, mad world?]”, in Svenska Dagbladet[3]:
      Bäst som Barack Obama stod och övade segergester framför hallspegeln ringde Reuters på dörren och mulade honom med gratulationstårtan.
      Just as Barack Obama stood in front of his hall mirror, practicing victory gestures, Reuters called on the door and rubbed a congratulatory cake in his face.
Usage notes[edit]
  • This verb for rubbing snow in someone’s face is known for its many dialectal synonyms, and in a survey made in 2006 by the radio programme Språket i P1, they received 95 synonyms for this word based on 5800 replies, mula being the most common one.
Conjugation[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “Om 95 olika ord för att gnida in snö i ansiktet [About 95 different words for rubbing snow in someone’s face]”, in Språket i P1[4], Sveriges Radio, 10 January 2006, retrieved 23 October 2019
  • mula in Svensk ordbok (SO)

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मूल (mūla).

Preposition[edit]

mulâ

  1. from

Noun[edit]

mulâ

  1. (formal, archaic) origin

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula

  1. genitive singular of mul

Warlpiri[edit]

Noun[edit]

mula

  1. egg