pula

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See also: Pula, pulă, pulã, and půla

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tswana pula, Northern Sotho pula, and Sotho pula (rain), all from Proto-Bantu *mbúdà.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pula

  1. (Southern Africa) Rain, used as an expression of greeting or good luck.
  2. The currency of Botswana, divided into 100 thebe.

Anagrams[edit]


Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pula.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pu‧la
  • IPA(key): /puˈla/

Adjective[edit]

pulá

  1. red

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pu‧la
  • IPA(key): /ˈpula/

Noun[edit]

púla

  1. mute, a person unable to speak

Cebuano[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pula.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pu‧la
  • IPA(key): /puˈla/, [pʊˈl̪a]

Adjective[edit]

pula

  1. red; having red as its color

Noun[edit]

pula

  1. the color red
  2. the egg yolk

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:pula.


Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Vulgar Latin *pūbula, from Latin pūbes, or more likely from pulla, feminine of pullus. Compare Romanian pulă, Aromanian pulã, Catalan and Spanish polla.

Noun[edit]

pula f

  1. penis

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally an opening in the ice into which a man has fallen or may fall. Probably onomatopoetic imitating the associated sound of water, compare pulahtaa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpulɑ/, [ˈpulɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ulɑ
  • Syllabification(key): pu‧la

Noun[edit]

pula

  1. shortage
  2. (economy) an economic crisis characterized by shortage of goods and/or means to buy them; a depression, slump
  3. urgent situation, trouble, scrape, pinch, deep water

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pula (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative pula pulat
genitive pulan pulien
partitive pulaa pulia
illative pulaan puliin
singular plural
nominative pula pulat
accusative nom. pula pulat
gen. pulan
genitive pulan pulien
pulainrare
partitive pulaa pulia
inessive pulassa pulissa
elative pulasta pulista
illative pulaan puliin
adessive pulalla pulilla
ablative pulalta pulilta
allative pulalle pulille
essive pulana pulina
translative pulaksi puliksi
instructive pulin
abessive pulatta pulitta
comitative pulineen
Possessive forms of pula (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person pulani pulamme
2nd person pulasi pulanne
3rd person pulansa

Derived terms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

pula

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of pulir
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of pulir

Indonesian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pula

  1. also

Synonyms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpu.la/
  • Rhymes: -ula
  • Hyphenation: pù‧la

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin āplūda.

Noun[edit]

pula f (plural pule)

  1. chaff

Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from a regional form of Italian polizia, that is pulizia.

Noun[edit]

pula

  1. (slang) the police, the fuzz, the cops
    Synonym: polizia

Anagrams[edit]


Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • pulak (dialectal, colloquial)

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pula (Jawi spelling ڤولا‎)

  1. in turn (having a relationship sequentially comparable to one just mentioned; accordingly or similarly; with respect to sequence, precedence, or hierarchy)
    • 2018 August 14, Mohamad Asyramisyanie, “39 pasukan bakal berentap [39 teams bound to compete]”, in Media Permata[1], archived from the original on 30 October 2018:
      Bagi Kumpulan C pula akan disertai oleh Pasukan BSRC Veteran, PSJD, Rimba Star, IV Team (DST) dan Azadi FT. Dalam Kumpulan D pula akan disertai oleh Pasukan ITF, Manggis FC, SM FC, Mengelela FC dan PMS.
      Group C, in turn, will be joined by BSRC Veteran Team, PSJD, Rimba Star, IV Team (DST) and Azadi FT, while Group D, in turn, will be joined by ITF Team, Manggis FC, SM FC, Mengelela FC and PMS.

Further reading[edit]


Northern Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mbúdà.

Noun[edit]

pula

  1. rain

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

pula (present tense puler, past tense pulte, past participle pult, passive infinitive pulast, present participle pulande, imperative pul)

  1. Alternative form of pule

Pipil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish plátano (plantain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pula (plural pujpula)

  1. plantain
    Asi se siwat wan se takat kiwikat se pula tishkal
    A woman and a man arrived and brought roasted plantain

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

pula (third person dual, accusative pulanya, possessive/purposive pulampa, locative pulala)

  1. they two

Related terms[edit]

Pitjantjatjara personal pronouns (nominative case)
Singular Dual Plural
First person ngayulu (I)
Bound form: -ṉa
ngali (we two)
Bound form: -li
nganaṉa (we, more than two)
Bound form: -la
Second person nyuntu (you)
Bound form: -n
nyupali (you two) nyura (you, more than two)
Third person paluṟu (he/she/it) pula (they two) tjana (they, more than two)
Bound form: -ya

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French poule.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pula f

  1. pool (supply of resources)
  2. stake (wager or pledge)
  3. (card games) pool, stakes, the pot (money available to be won)
    Synonym: stawka

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • pula in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • pula in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

pula

  1. third-person singular present indicative of pular
  2. second-person singular imperative of pular

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Definite form of pulă, probably from Latin pulla, feminine of pullus (offspring, child, cub, chick, etc.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pula

  1. (slang, intensifies adjectives) fucking
    Sunt obosit, în pula mea!
    I'm fucking tired!

Noun[edit]

pula

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of pulă

Romansch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

pula f (plural pulas)

  1. (Surmiran) butterfly, moth
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Sursilvan) bella
  • (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) bula
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pulla (hen).

Noun[edit]

pula f (plural pulas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) hen
Synonyms[edit]

Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mbúdà.

Noun[edit]

pula 9 or 10 (plural lipula)

  1. rain

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

pula

  1. inflection of pulir:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal pula (work, toil, pound, hit, have sex, mate, and more). Compare Danish pule, Icelandic púla. Perhaps the same word as Middle Low German pulen (extricate with the fingers), and cognate with Old English pullian (to pluck, pull). See also pulla (finger).

Verb[edit]

pula (present pular, preterite pulade, supine pulat, imperative pula)

  1. (colloquial) to tinker, to potter
    Synonyms: påta, pyssla
  2. (with a particle like ner (down) or in (in)) to stuff (press, compressing or scrunching)
    Han pulade ner papperslappen i fickan
    He stuffed the piece of paper into his pocket
  3. (colloquial, regional) to rub snow in someone's face
    Synonyms: snöpula, mula

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pula.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pu‧la
  • IPA(key): /puˈla/, [pʊˈla]

Noun[edit]

pulá (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜓᜎ)

  1. (color) red

Adjective[edit]

pulá (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜓᜎ)

  1. (color) red

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Tagalog · kulay (layout · text)
     puti      abo, gris      itim
             pula; krimson, pulang-pula              kahel; kayumanggi              dilaw; krema
             kulay-apog              luntian, berde             
             turkesa              bughaw-langit, asul              bughaw, asul
             lila, biyoleta; nila, tayom              mahenta; ube, purpura, morado              rosas, kalimbahin

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pu‧la
  • IPA(key): /ˈpulaʔ/, [ˈpʊ.lɐʔ]

Noun[edit]

pulà (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜓᜎ)

  1. adverse criticism; act of finding fault with another
    Synonyms: pintas, pamimintas, pista, pamimista
Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Tausug[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pula.

Adjective[edit]

pula

  1. red

Tswana[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mbúdà.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pula 9/10 (plural dipula)

  1. rain
  2. pula (currency)
  3. a popular toast

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

pula

  1. genitive singular of pul

Waray-Waray[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pula.

Adjective[edit]

pulá

  1. red

West Makian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

pula

  1. (ditransitive) to give
    Synonym: pi
  2. (ditransitive) to sell
    Synonym: pi

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of pula (action verb)
singular plural
inclusive exclusive
1st person topula mopula apula
2nd person nopula fopula
3rd person inanimate ipula dopula
animate
imperative nupula, pula fupula, pula

References[edit]

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[2], Pacific linguistics

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

-pula?

  1. (transitive) to rinse
    Synonyms: -hlambulula, -pulusha

Inflection[edit]

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