ola

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See also: Ola, olà, olá, olā, óla, öla, and -ola

Galician[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ola

  1. hello

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Maori ora

Noun[edit]

ola

  1. life
  2. health
  3. livelihood

Verb[edit]

ola

  1. (stative) alive
  2. (stative) healthy, cured

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish olae, from Latin oleum, from Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (elaion, olive oil), from ἐλαία (elaía, olive).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ola f (genitive ola, nominative plural olaí)

  1. oil

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ola n-ola hola t-ola
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Latgalian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ola f

  1. cave, cavern, den

Latvian[edit]

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Vistu olas (1)
Zivju olas (1)
Cepta ola (2)

Etymology[edit]

From a previous Proto-Baltic neuter noun *wuolan, from Proto-Baltic *wuol-, from Proto-Indo-European *wēl-, *wōl-, the length grade of the stem *wel- (to turn, to roll, to wind), whence also velt “to roll, to trundle.” The original meaning was therefore “something that turns, rolls,” still visible in the dialectal verb olāt (to roll, to trundle), and in the standard Latvian term olis (round pebble), dialectally also ola. It is possible that Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg), which would have become *wowan in Proto-Baltic, may have influenced the development of *wuolan into ola. A synonym term pauts was used alongside ola until the beginning of the 20th century, when ola became dominant and replaced it. Cognates include Lithuanian uolà (cliff, rock).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ola f (4th declension)

  1. egg (reproductive cell, wrapped in a shell, where the embryo of certain animal species develops)
    vistu olas — chicken (lit. hen) eggs
    zivju olas — fish eggs
    olas čaumalaeggshell
    olas baltums, dzeltenums — the white, the yolk of the egg
    dēt olas — to lay eggs
    rāpuļu olas pēc savas uzbūves atgādina putnu olas — reptile eggs, by their structure, are similar to bird eggs
    olas vidū ir liels, barības vielām bagāts dzeltenums, kuram apkārt ir olbaltuma slānis — in the middle of the egg there is a big yolk rich in nutrients, surrounded by a protein layer
    zivis vairojas ar olām jeb ikriem — the fish reproduce with eggs, also called “ikri”
    odu mātītes olas dēj uz ūdens virsmas — female mosquitoes lay eggs on water surfaces
  2. egg (said reproductive cell, usually from birds, used as food)
    cieti, mīksti vārīta ola — hard-, soft-boiled egg
    cieta, mīksta ola — hard-, soft-boiled egg
    nolobīt olu — to peel an egg
    jēla ola — raw egg (also: unexperienced, naive person)
    cepta ola — fried egg
    pildīta ola — stuffed egg
    olu kultenis — scrambled eggs
    izdzert olu — to drink an egg (= to suck the liquid through a hole on the eggshell)
    Lieldienu ola — Easter egg (painted egg, part of the celebration of Easter)
    mums, kā vistu neturēja, tā olu pašiem nebija — since we didn't keep hens, we didn't have eggs

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (of "fish eggs"): ikrs

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “ola” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ola

  1. hole

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin olla.

Noun[edit]

ola f (plural olas)

  1. marmite

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish ola

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ola f (plural olas)

  1. wave (a group activity in a crowd imitating a wave going through water, where people in successive parts of the crowd stand and stretch upward, then sit)

Samoan[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ola!

  1. An exclamation to mean wonderful.

References[edit]

  • Pratt, G. (1862). A Samoan dictionary: English and Samoan, and Samoan and English; with a short grammar of the Samoan dialect. Samoa: London Missionary Society's Press. Page 12.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

ola f (genitive ola, plural olaichean)

  1. oil

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

ola f (plural olas)

  1. wave (on the surface of a liquid)
  2. (figuratively) sudden appearance of a large amount of something.
    ola de calor - heat wave

Synonyms[edit]

  • (wave on the surface of a liquid; all technical senses eg, sound waves, light waves): onda

Derived terms[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ola

  1. (genitive singular of ol) your

Synonyms[edit]