puka

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See also: pūķa and пука

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed 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]

Borrowed 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, 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

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Bikol Central[edit]

Verb[edit]

puka

  1. to vigil, particularly, to refrain sleeping in order to offer oneself in prayer.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *puta. Compare Maori puta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpu.ka/, [ˈpukə]

Noun[edit]

puka

  1. hole, gate, doorway
    puka lani, puka o kalani
    gate of heaven, heaven's gate
  2. a snare, a trap
    Synonym: kīpuka

Descendants[edit]

  • English: pooka

Verb[edit]

puka

  1. to pass through and out (intransitive)
    Coordinate term: hoʻopuka (transitive)
  2. to graduate (intransitive)
    Coordinate term: hoʻopuka (transitive)
  3. to be said, to be spoken, to be issued
    Coordinate term: hoʻopuka (transitive: to say, to speak, to issue)
  4. to win, to profit, to gain

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Kanakanabu[edit]

Noun[edit]

puka

  1. owl

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[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)
     yuraq      uqi      titi, yana
             puka; panti              killmu, willapi, aruma
(see also: q'illu); allqa, ch'umpi
             q'illu
                          q'umir, waylla             
             qhusi              uqi              anqas
             panti              panti; kulli, sañi,             

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German puke.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

puka c

  1. (music) kettledrum

Declension[edit]

Declension of puka 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative puka pukan pukor pukorna
Genitive pukas pukans pukors pukornas

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Tagalog[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pukâ

  1. rotten (referring to the end of a post that has been long in the ground)

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Warlpiri[edit]

Adjective[edit]

puka

  1. rotten