pila

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See also: Pila, píla, pilá, pilą, piła, piłą, pil·a, and Piła

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. plural of pilum

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pīla (mortar).

Noun[edit]

pila (plural pilae)

  1. (art, archaeology) A mortar.

Anagrams[edit]


Aklanon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *pijax.

Pronoun[edit]

pila

  1. how many

Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish pila (small battery), from Latin pīla (mortar).

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. (rare) battery (for flashlights)
    Synonym: bateriya

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish fila (line), from French file (line).

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. line; queue; line of persons, vehicles, etc.
    Synonym: linya

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

pilà

  1. scar; scab

See also[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pīla (pillar).

Noun[edit]

pila f (plural piles)

  1. pile, stack, heap
    • 2019, “Sento”, in Energia fosca, performed by El Petit de Cal Eril:
      On deu anar tota l'aigua del mar? / Piles d'objectes, tones de sal.
      Where should all the seawater go? / Heaps of objects, tonnes of salt.
  2. bunch, load
  3. battery
  4. (heraldry) pile
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pīla (mortar).

Noun[edit]

pila f (plural piles)

  1. A stone basin, especially a baptismal font.
    Synonym: pica
Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *pijax.

Pronoun[edit]

pila

  1. how many?

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. queue

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pila.

Noun[edit]

pila f

  1. saw
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

pila

  1. inflection of pít:
    1. feminine singular past participle
    2. neuter plural past participle

Further reading[edit]

  • pila in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pila in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse [Term?] (compare Old Swedish spil), from Middle Low German spil, from Proto-West Germanic *spil. Cognates include Estonian pila, Karelian pila. Probably a doublet of peli.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpilɑ/, [ˈpilɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ilɑ
  • Syllabification: pi‧la

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. practical joke, jest, prank
    Synonym: kepponen
  2. (dated) Synonym of vitsi (joke, jest).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pila (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative pila pilat
genitive pilan pilojen
partitive pilaa piloja
illative pilaan piloihin
singular plural
nominative pila pilat
accusative nom. pila pilat
gen. pilan
genitive pilan pilojen
pilainrare
partitive pilaa piloja
inessive pilassa piloissa
elative pilasta piloista
illative pilaan piloihin
adessive pilalla piloilla
ablative pilalta piloilta
allative pilalle piloille
essive pilana piloina
translative pilaksi piloiksi
instructive piloin
abessive pilatta piloitta
comitative piloineen
Possessive forms of pila (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person pilani pilamme
2nd person pilasi pilanne
3rd person pilansa

Derived terms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

pila

  1. third-person singular past historic of piler

Anagrams[edit]


Garo[edit]

Verb[edit]

pila

  1. to apply liquid to the body

Higaonon[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

pila

  1. how many

Ingrian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. joke

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/
  • Rhymes: -ila
  • Hyphenation: pì‧la

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pīla (pillar).

Noun[edit]

pila f (plural pile)

  1. pile (all senses)
  2. (heraldry) pile (one of the standard geometric designs placed across the center of a coat of arms, such as a pale or fess)
  3. battery (electrical)
  4. torch / flashlight
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pīla (mortar).

Noun[edit]

pila f (plural pile)

  1. basin

Anagrams[edit]


Khumi Chin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Burmese ပုလင်း (pu.lang:).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. bottle

References[edit]

  • K. E. Herr (2011) The phonological interpretation of minor syllables, applied to Lemi Chin[1], Payap University, page 73

Ladino[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • פילה(Hebrew orthography spelling)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pīla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/
  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.læ/, /ˈpi.lɛ/, /ˈpi.le/, /ˈpi.lə/ (dialects with narrowing of final "a"s)

Noun[edit]

pila m (Latin spelling, plural pilas)

  1. sink, washbasin
    Lávate las manos en la pila.
    Wash your hands in the sink.
  2. pile, heap
    Avía una pila de livros en la mesa.
    There was a pile of books on the table.

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Proto-Italic *pistlā, from Proto-Indo-European *pis-tlo-, from *peys- (to crush), whence also pīlum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pīla f (genitive pīlae); first declension

  1. mortar (used with a pestle)
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pīla pīlae
Genitive pīlae pīlārum
Dative pīlae pīlīs
Accusative pīlam pīlās
Ablative pīlā pīlīs
Vocative pīla pīlae
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Catalan: pila
  • English: pile
  • French: pile
  • Friulian: pile

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Italic *peilā, further etymology unknown. The Latin denominal pīlāre (to fix firmly) finds a parallel in Oscan ehpeílatasset ([the stele] has been erected, 3p pf. pass.).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pīla f (genitive pīlae); first declension

  1. pillar
  2. pier
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pīla pīlae
Genitive pīlae pīlārum
Dative pīlae pīlīs
Accusative pīlam pīlās
Ablative pīlā pīlīs
Vocative pīla pīlae
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Likely same as Etymology 1.

Noun[edit]

pīla n pl

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of pīlum

Etymology 4[edit]

Likely from pilus (hair), thus originally meaning "bundle of hair".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pila f (genitive pilae); first declension

  1. ball
  2. (figuratively) a game of ball
    • c. 4 BCE – 65 CE, Seneca the Younger, De brevitate vitae 13:
      Persequi singulos longum est quorum aut latrunculi aut pila aut excoquendi in sole corporis cura consumpsere vitam.
      It would be tedious to mention all the different men who have spent the whole of their life over chess or ball or the practice of baking their bodies in the sun.
  3. globe, sphere
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pila pilae
Genitive pilae pilārum
Dative pilae pilīs
Accusative pilam pilās
Ablative pilā pilīs
Vocative pila pilae
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • pila”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • pila”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pila in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • pila in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to throw down the javelins (pila) and fight with the sword: omissis pilis gladiis rem gerere
  • pila”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pila”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 465

Malagasy[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French pile.

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. battery

Mansaka[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *pijax.

Pronoun[edit]

pila

  1. how many

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

pila m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of pil

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

pila f or m

  1. definite feminine singular of pil

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.lɐ/, [ˈpi.lɐ]

Noun[edit]

pila f (plural pilas)

  1. (Portugal, slang) penis
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:penis/translations
  2. (Brazil, slang) cash

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pila, from Old High German fil (file) (see modern German Feile).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pǐːla/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧la

Noun[edit]

píla f (Cyrillic spelling пи́ла)

  1. (regional, Croatia) saw
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pila.

Participle[edit]

pila

  1. feminine singular / neuter plural l-participle of pȉti

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pilu, from Latin pilus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpila/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧la

Noun[edit]

pila f

  1. (anatomy) body hair

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pila.

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

pila

  1. feminine singular l-participle of piť

Slovene[edit]

Pila

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pila, a borrowing from Old High German fila. See modern German Feile.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

píla f

  1. file (abrasive tool)
Inflection[edit]
Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. píla
gen. sing. píle
singular dual plural
nominative píla píli píle
accusative pílo píli píle
genitive píle píl píl
dative píli pílama pílam
locative píli pílah pílah
instrumental pílo pílama pílami

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pila.

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

pȋla

  1. feminine singular / neuter plural l-participle of píti

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia es
Pilas (left) and baterías (right)
pilas recarbables

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pīla (pillar). Compare French pile.

Noun[edit]

pila f (plural pilas)

  1. small battery
    Coordinate term: batería
  2. pile, stack, heap, mound
    Synonym: montón
    Tengo una pila de papeles encima de la mesa con órdenes de trabajo.I have a pile/stack of papers on my desk with work orders.
  3. (colloquial) a lot
    Synonym: montón
    una pila de cosasa bunch of stuff
  4. (heraldry) pile
Usage notes[edit]

pila is used for small, cylindrical batteries (some are straight), type AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, N, 9V. And the batería for rectangular and large rechargeable batteries, like in smartphones, laptops, e-scooters, electric cars. Although the pilas can also be rechargeable.

Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Bikol Central: pila

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pīla (mortar). Compare Portuguese pia, Catalan pica.

Sinks
A baptismal font

Noun[edit]

pila f (plural pilas)

  1. sink; washbasin
    Hyponym: fregadero
  2. font, baptismal font
    Synonym: pila bautismal
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

pila

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of pilar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of pilar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of pilar.

Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun pil (dart, arrow)

Verb[edit]

pila (present pilar, preterite pilade, supine pilat, imperative pila)

  1. (dated) to dart; to run quickly, to shoot rapidly and energetically along

Conjugation[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. clay for making earthenware

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish fila (line), from French file (line).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. line; file
  2. queue; line of persons, vehicles, etc.

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish pila (small battery), from Latin pīla (mortar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pila

  1. small electric battery

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pila

  1. broken off (as the handle of a jug, neck of a bottle, etc.)
  2. chipped off (as the edge rim of crockery, etc.)

Anagrams[edit]


Tausug[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *pijax.

Pronoun[edit]

pila

  1. how many