budala

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing 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 اَبْدَال ‎(abdāl, plural) of singular بديل, بَدَل ‎(badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint), بَدَل ‎(badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint), from بَدَلَ ‎(badala, to replace).

NounEdit

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

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

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