See also: Cola, COLA, colá, colà, and -cola

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From a Niger-Congo language, compare Temne kola, Mandinka kola. The beverage "Coca-Cola" was what made the term widely known, and popularized the spelling with c instead of k.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (the plant or nut): kola

NounEdit

cola (countable and uncountable, plural colas)

  1. The kola plant, genus Cola, famous for its nut, or one of these nuts.
  2. A beverage or a drink made with kola nut flavoring, caramel and carbonated water.
DescendantsEdit
  • Korean: 콜라 (kolla)
TranslationsEdit
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See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See colon.

NounEdit

cola

  1. (dated) plural of colon

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

cola (plural colas)

  1. A cluster of buds on a cannabis plant.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a contraction of the preposition con (with) + feminine singular article la (the).

PronunciationEdit

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ContractionEdit

cola f (masculine col, neuter colo, masculine plural colos, feminine plural coles)

  1. with the

CatalanEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin colla, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue). Compare French colle, Spanish and Portuguese cola, Italian colla.

NounEdit

cola f (plural coles)

  1. glue

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

cola f (plural coles)

  1. cola

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

cola

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

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cola, from the drink Coca Cola.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cola m (plural cola's, diminutive colaatje n)

  1. cola (drink)
  2. kola (nut)

FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cola

  1. carry (on the shoulders)

GalicianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin colla, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue). Compare Spanish cola, French colle, Italian colla.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cola f (plural colas)

  1. glue
    • 1433, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Fueros municipales de Santiago y de su tierra. Madrid: Ediciones Castilla, page 493:
      yten hordenamos e por ben temos que ningún, nen alguos oficiaas que labrar contas ou fezer labrar ou vender de azabache, que non seja ousado de soldar, nen juntar peça nenhua, conben a saver, ymagen de santiago, nen crucifixo, nen conchas, nen contas, nen sortellas, nen outra pesa nenhua que seja quebrada con betume, nen con cola, nen con solda, nen quon outra cousa
      item, we order and pleases us that no one, neither some officials who carve beans or order to carve or sell jet, should dare to solder not joint any piece, that is: neither image of Saint James, nor crucifix, nor shells, nor beans, nor rings, nor any other broken thing, with bitumen, nor glue, nor solder, nor with any other thing
  2. adhesive

Etymology 2Edit

From Vulgar Latin coda, from Latin cauda.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cola f (plural colas)

  1. tail
    • c1300, R. Martínez López (ed.), General Estoria. Versión gallega del siglo XIV. Oviedo: Archivum, page 134:
      desla çintura arriba cõmo fegura de omẽ, et dende ajuso cõmo de peyxe cõ escamas et sua cola
      from the waist upwards as the figure of a man, and from them down as that of a fish, with scales and its tail
    Synonym: rabo
  2. queue
    Synonym: fila

Etymology 3Edit

Ultimately from a Niger-Congo language, or from Sudanese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (botany) kola

ReferencesEdit

  • cola” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • cola” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • cola” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • cola” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • cola” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cola

  1. inflection of colare:
    1. third-person singular present
    2. second-person singular imperative

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

VerbEdit

cōlā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cōlō

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PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

cola m

  1. cloth

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔ.lɐ/
  • Hyphenation: co‧la

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin colla, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue). Compare Spanish cola, French colle, Italian colla.

NounEdit

cola f (plural colas)

  1. glue, paste (sticky adhesive substance)
  2. adhesive
  3. (Brazil, slang) cheat sheet, a copy of content used to help to complete a school or university test, often illegally

Etymology 2Edit

From Vulgar Latin coda, from Latin cauda. Doublet of cauda, a borrowing.

NounEdit

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (Brazil, slang) track (of someone or something to be followed)
  2. (Brazil, slang) trail (of someone or something to be followed)
  3. tail (dated)
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Etymology 3Edit

From a Niger-Congo language, or from Sudanese.

NounEdit

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (botany) kola (tree or fruit):
Related termsEdit

SpanishEdit

 
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Cola de un león (a lion's tail).
 
Cola de avión (aircraft tail).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkola/
  • Hyphenation: co‧la

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin coda, from Latin cauda, or from its diminutive caudula. Cognate to French queue and Italian coda.

NounEdit

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (anatomy) tail
    Synonym: rabo
  2. line (US), queue (UK)
    Synonym: fila
  3. (aviation) empennage, aircraft tail
  4. (clothing) train (long back section of a gown)
  5. (astronomy) coma (a comet's tail)
    Synonym: coma
  6. (computing, informatics) queue
  7. (slightly vulgar) ass, the buttocks
  8. (Chile, LGBT, sometimes pejorative) gayboy, homo
    Synonym: colihue
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Vulgar Latin colla, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla). Cognate to Portuguese cola, Italian colla, French colle.

 
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NounEdit

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (adhesive) glue (natural)
    Synonym: pegamento (synthetic)

Usage notesEdit

This kind of glue cola refers to the the natural paste kind made from horse hooves or other animal body parts only, not the synthetic kind.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From a Niger-Congo language.

 
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NounEdit

cola f (plural colas)

  1. (drink) Short for bebida de cola (cola).
  2. (nut) kola
  3. (tree) kola tree
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XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

-cola?

  1. (transitive) to grind

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