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 Russian mŭškŭ 'mule', Ancient Greek (Phocian) mychlós '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. (informal) A stubborn person.
  4. (slang) A person paid to smuggle drugs.
  5. (numismatics) A coin or medal minted with obverse and reverse designs not normally seen on the same piece, either intentionally or in error.
  6. (gaming) A character on an MMORPG used mainly to store extra inventory of 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 the citations page.
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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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  • 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]

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mule

  1. plural form of mula

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Latin[edit]

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mule

  1. vocative singular of mulus

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

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 form of muli
  2. Neuter plural form of muli
  3. Feminine plural form of muli
  4. Non-personal masculine plural form of muli

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mule

  1. dative singular of mul