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budala

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish بدلا (budala), from Arabic بُدَلَاء (budalāʾ), plural of بَدَل (badal) and بَدِيل (badīl).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /budǎla/
  • Hyphenation: bu‧da‧la

NounEdit

budàla f (Cyrillic spelling буда̀ла)

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Although the word itself is feminine, it can also be applied to a masculine person without any change.

QuotationsEdit


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish بدلا (budala), from Arabic plural ابدال (abdāl) of singular بديل, بدل (badīl, badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint), from بدل (bádala, to replace).

NounEdit

budala (definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

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