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AbkhazEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

а-ла́ (ā-lā́)

  1. dog

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

а́-ла (ā́-lā)

  1. eye (organ of sight)

BulgarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ала (ala)

  1. but (conjunction)

Usage notesEdit

This conjunction is often used in literature and children's stories, and may contribute to an ominous or moralizing tone.


MacedonianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ала (alaf

  1. dragon
    Synonyms: аждер (ažder), змеј (zmej)

InflectionEdit


MokshaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Uralic *ëla. Perhaps by error EES lists Moksha ал (al, egg) as a cognate of Estonian ala. Compare, however, Estonian alus (foundation), Livonian alā (down; under), alli (foundation; underside), among others. Veršinin, however, lists “the lower part of something” as an alternative sense for the word ал (al) in both Mordvinic languages. He speculates that the “egg” sense is secondary to the “underside” sense (as eggs are found under birds), a possible taboo replacement, as collecting eggs in the spring was very important in historic times.[1]

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ɑlɑ/

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PostpositionEdit

ала (ala)

  1. under
    • O. Je. Poljakov (1995) Učimsja govoritʹ po-mokšanski [Let's learn to speak Moksha], Saransk: Mordovskoje knižnoje izdatelʹstvo, →ISBN, page 135
      кудть ала
      kudtʹ ala
      under the house

Usage notesEdit

This postposition is used with genitive.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Veršinin, V. I. (2004) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ mordovskix (erzjanskovo i mokšanskovo) jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Mordvinic (Erzya and Moksha) languages] (in Russian), volume 1, Joškar Ola, page 12

RussianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ала́ or а́ла (alá or ála)

  1. short feminine singular of а́лый (ályj)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

AdverbEdit

а̀ла (Latin spelling àla)

  1. (used for emphasis, or as an intensifier) expression of awe, surprise, dismay, etc.
    Ала је било лепо!
    It sure was nice!
    Aла лажеш!
    Oh, you're lying!

NounEdit

ала f (Latin spelling ala)

  1. dragon
    Synonym: хала
  2. type of mythical creature similar to dragon

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