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See also: Cuba, cúba, cubà, Cúba, and čuba

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cuba

  1. third-person singular past historic of cuber

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cuba

  1. feminine singular of cubo

NounEdit

cuba f (plural cube)

  1. cupola

AnagramsEdit


KikuyuEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Swahili chupa.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃùːβàꜜ/, /ɕùːβàꜜ/
This u is pronounced long.[3][1]
As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into moondo class which includes mũndũ, huko, igego, igoti, inooro, irigũ, irũa, kĩbaata, kĩmũrĩ, kũgũrũ, mũciĩ, mũgeni, mũri, mwaki (fire), ndaka, ndigiri, njagathi, njogu, Mũrĩmi (man's name), etc.[4] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

cuba class 14 (plural macuba)[1](diminutive gacuba) or cuba class 9/10 (plural cuba)[1]

  1. bottle
    Synonym: mũcuba

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 “cuba” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 72. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Iribemwangi, P. I (2016). "Kikuyu phonology and orthography: Any hope for continuity of indigenous languages?", p. 246. In G. N. Devy, Geoffrey V. Davis and K. K. Chakravarty (eds.) The Language Loss of the Indigenous. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 239–253. →ISBN
  3. ^ Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, pp. 64, 227.
  4. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  5. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  • Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, p. 18.

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

cubā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cubō

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese cuba, from Latin cūpa (cask; vat), from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (a hollow). Doublet of copa, which came through a Late Latin intermediary variant.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈkuβɐ/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Cuba

NounEdit

cuba f (plural cubas)

  1. cask (large barrel for the storage of liquid, especially of alcoholic drinks)
  2. industrial vat (large tub)

SynonymsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish [Term?], from Latin cupa, from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (a hollow). Doublet of copa, which came through a Late Latin intermediary variant.

NounEdit

cuba f (plural cubas)

  1. barrel

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit