mule

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See also: mûle and m̧uļe

English[edit]

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An Argentine pack mule.
Mules.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English (reinforced by Anglo-Norman mul (masculine), mule (feminine)), from Old English mūl, all from Latin mūlus, from Proto-Indo-European *mukslós (compare Late Latin muscellus ‎(young he-mule), Old East Slavic мъшкъ ‎(mŭškŭ, mule), Ancient Greek (Phocian) μυχλός ‎(mukhlós, he-ass)).

Noun[edit]

mule ‎(plural mules)

  1. A generally sterile male or female hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.
  2. A generally sterile hybrid offspring of any two species of animals.
  3. A hybrid plant.
  4. (informal) A stubborn person.
  5. (slang) A person paid to smuggle drugs.
  6. (numismatics) A coin or medal minted with obverse and reverse designs not normally seen on the same piece, either intentionally or in error.
  7. (gaming) A MMORPG character, or NPC companion in a tabletop RPG, used mainly to store extra inventory for the owner's primary character.
    • 2007, David L. McClard, Verotopia Online: The MMORPG of the Century, Xlibris (2007), ISBN 9781425772895, page 89:
      He was in the middle of organizing his massive stash of rare and exquisite bounty, all kept safely in the inventory cache of a mule, an entirely separate character which he paid a monthly fee to maintain exclusively for that purpose.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:mule.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French mule ‎(slipper), from Latin mulleus calceus ‎(red shoe), from mullus ‎(red).

Noun[edit]

mule ‎(plural mules)

  1. A shoe that has no fitting or strap around the heel, but which covers the foot.
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Danish[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /muːlə/, [ˈmuːlə]

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mule c (singular definite mulen, plural indefinite muler)

  1. muzzle

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mule ‎(imperative mul, infinitive at mule, present tense muler, past tense mulede, past participle har mulet)

  1. pommel, pummel, pound, lick
  2. sulk

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mule f

  1. plural of mula

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mūle

  1. vocative singular of mūlus

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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mule

  1. nominative plural of mul
  2. accusative plural of mul
  3. genitive singular of mula
  4. nominative plural of mula
  5. accusative plural of mula

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse múli, from Proto-Germanic *mūlô.

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mūle m

  1. muzzle

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Polish[edit]

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mule

  1. locative singular of muł
  2. vocative singular of muł

Noun[edit]

mule

  1. nominative plural of mul
  2. accusative plural of mul
  3. vocative plural of mul

Noun[edit]

mule

  1. nominative plural of mula
  2. accusative plural of mula
  3. vocative plural of mula

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mule

  1. neuter singular of muli
  2. neuter plural of muli
  3. feminine plural of muli
  4. non-personal masculine plural of muli

Volapük[edit]

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mule

  1. dative singular of mul