puka

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See also: pūķa

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Hawaiian puka ‎(hole).

Noun[edit]

puka ‎(plural pukas)

  1. a small usually perforated wave- and beach-polished shell fragment formed from the spire of a cone, found along beaches of Pacific islands, and used especially to make necklaces.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Irish púca ‎(hobgoblin).

Noun[edit]

puka ‎(plural pukas)

  1. Alternative form of pooka
    • 2012, Nwaocha Ogechukwu, The Devil: What Does He Look Like?, ISBN 1589826620, page 45:
      In contrast, the puca (faeries) of Celtic folklore instill a similar psychological fear in those who believe in them just as the devil in Christianity creates fear in Christians

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

puka

  1. hole, gate, doorway
    puka lani, "puka o kalani", "gate of heaven", "heaven's gate"

Descendants[edit]

English pooka


Polish[edit]

Verb[edit]

puka

  1. third-person singular present of pukać

Quechua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

puka

  1. red

See also[edit]

Colors in Quechua · llimphikuna (layout · text)
     puka      q'umir      q'illu      ?      yuraq
     ?      ?      ?      ?      ?
     ?      anqas      killmu, willapi, aruma
(see also: q'illu)
     uqi      ?
     titi, yana      kulli, sañi      allqa, ch'umpi      ?      qhusi

Warlpiri[edit]

Adjective[edit]

puka

  1. rotten