See also: mulá, mūla, mulą, muła, Mula, and Mulà

English

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Noun

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mula (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of moola

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A-Pucikwar

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Etymology

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From Proto-Great Andamanese *mulə.

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mula

  1. egg

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Ayutla Mixtec

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Borrowed from Spanish mula.

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mula

  1. mule

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  • Hills O., Roberto, et al. (2004) Diccionario lulu ña̱ sanyaꞌá xiinꞌ nya̱nya̱ = Pequeño diccionario ilustrado en el mixteco de Ayutla, Gro.[1] (overall work in Ayutla Mixtec and Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 7

Catalan

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mula f (plural mules)

  1. female equivalent of mul
  2. tree spurge
    Synonym: lleterassa
  3. callus
  4. garfish
    Synonym: agulla prima

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Corsican

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Una mula (1)
 
Una mula (2)

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Etymology 1

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From Latin mula, feminine of mulus.

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mula f (masculine mulu, plural mule)

  1. she-mule

Etymology 2

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From its scientific name Mola mola.

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mula f (plural mule)

  1. sunfish, ocean sunfish (Mola mola)
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References

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  • mula” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

Czech

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈmula]
  • Hyphenation: mu‧la
  • Rhymes: -ula

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mula f

  1. mule (hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse)
    Synonym: mul

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Further reading

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  • mula in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • mula in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dharug

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Noun

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mula

  1. man
    • 1793, Watkin Tench, A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson:
      One of our party lifted with ease two of them from the ground, in spite of their efforts to prevent him, whereas in return, no one of them could move him. They called him ‘murree mulla’ (a large strong man).
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

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  • Troy, Jakelin (1994). “The Sydney Language”, Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Sydney: Macquarie Library, 66.

Dupaningan Agta

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mula

  1. crop; something to be planted

Franco-Provençal

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin mūla.

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mula f (plural mules) (ORB large)

  1. female mule
    Coordinate term: mulèt m

References

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  • mule in DicoFranPro: Dictionnaire Français/Francoprovençal – on dicofranpro.llm.umontreal.ca
  • mula in Lo trèsor Arpitan – on arpitan.eu

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Galician

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mula

  1. inflection of mulir:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Gamilaraay

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Adjective

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mula

  1. soft

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  • (2006). “Gaay Garay Dhadhin, Gamilaraay and Yuwalaraay Picture Dictionary”

Hausa

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /mù.lá/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [mʊ̀.lə́]

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mùla (grade 3)

  1. (obsolete) to disappear, be gone

Higaonon

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mula

  1. to plant

Indonesian

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Etymology

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From Malay mula, from Sanskrit मूल (mūla).

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  • IPA(key): /mula/
  • Hyphenation: mu‧la

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mula (first-person possessive mulaku, second-person possessive mulamu, third-person possessive mulanya)

  1. origin

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Italian

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmu.la/
  • Rhymes: -ula
  • Hyphenation: mù‧la

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mula f (plural mule, masculine mulo)

  1. she-mule

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Latin

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Etymology

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Feminine of mūlus; mūlus +‎ -a (feminine suffix).

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Noun

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mūla f (genitive mūlae); first declension

  1. female mule, she-mule

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First-declension noun (dative/ablative plural in -īs or -ābus).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mūla mūlae
Genitive mūlae mūlārum
Dative mūlae mūlīs
mūlābus
Accusative mūlam mūlās
Ablative mūlā mūlīs
mūlābus
Vocative mūla mūlae
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  • Aragonese: mula
  • Franco-Provençal: mula
  • French: mule
  • Old Galician-Portuguese: mua, mũa
    • Portuguese: mua
  • Galician: mula
  • Portuguese: mula
  • Spanish: mula

References

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  • mula”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mula”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mula in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)

Lower Sorbian

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mula f animal (masculine mul)

  1. female mule

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Noun

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mula

  1. inflection of mul:
    1. genitive/accusative singular
    2. nominative dual

Further reading

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  • Muka, Arnošt (1921, 1928) “mula”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
  • Starosta, Manfred (1999) “mula”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag

Malay

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Sanskrit मूल (mūla).

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mula (Jawi spelling مولا, informal 1st possessive mulaku, 2nd possessive mulamu, 3rd possessive mulanya)

  1. the beginning, the start
    dari mula lagi
    since the beginning

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bermula

  1. (intransitive) to begin, start
    Segalanya bermula di sini.
    Everything begins here.

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memulakan

  1. (transitive) to begin, to start, to commence
    Mulakan enjin sekarang.
    Start your engines now.

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Maltese

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Root
w-l-j
8 terms

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From Arabic مَوْلَى (mawlā).

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mula m (plural mwiel)

  1. (obsolete) landlord

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Old Spanish

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Etymology

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From Latin mūla, feminine of mūlus (mule).

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mula f (plural mulas)

  1. mule
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 38v:
      E dixo acab a abdias ue ala tr̃a por las fontanas todas de las tr̃as ⁊ por las torriẽtes quiçab trobaremos yerba ont biuan los cauallos elas mulas e nõ p̃damos las beſtias.
      And Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go into the land to every fountain throughout the land and to the brooks. Perhaps we will find grass on which the horses and mules can live, that we may not lose the beasts.”

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Polish

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmu.la/
  • Rhymes: -ula
  • Syllabification: mu‧la

Etymology 1

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

Noun

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mula f

  1. (Buddhism) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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mula m animal

  1. genitive/accusative singular of mul

Etymology 3

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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mula

  1. feminine nominative/vocative singular of muli

Further reading

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  • mula in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin mūla. Displaced Old Galician-Portuguese mua.

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  • Rhymes: -ulɐ
  • Hyphenation: mu‧la

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mula f (plural mulas)

  1. female equivalent of mulo
  2. (figuratively, derogatory) a stupid person (regardless of sex)
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:idiota

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French mouler.

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a mula (third-person singular present mulează, past participle mulat) 1st conj.

  1. to mold

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Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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From Latin mūla.

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  • IPA(key): /mûla/
  • Hyphenation: mu‧la

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mȕla f (Cyrillic spelling му̏ла)

  1. mule (offspring of male donkey and female horse)

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References

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  • mula” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene

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múla f

  1. mule (offspring of male donkey and female horse)

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The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. múla
gen. sing. múle
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
múla múli múle
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
múle múl múl
dative
(dajȃlnik)
múli múlama múlam
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
múlo múli múle
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
múli múlah múlah
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
múlo múlama múlami

Further reading

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  • mula”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Spanish mula, from Latin mūla, feminine of mūlus (mule).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmula/ [ˈmu.la]
  • Audio (Spain):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ula
  • Syllabification: mu‧la

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mula f (plural mulas)

  1. female equivalent of mulo (mule)
  2. trash
  3. (Latin America) traitor
  4. (Mexico) a smart, somewhat abusive person

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Swedish

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Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology 1

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From Old Swedish mule, via German, from Latin mulus.

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mula c

  1. mule (a generally sterile male or female hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse)
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Declension of mula 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mula mulan mulor mulorna
Genitive mulas mulans mulors mulornas
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Etymology 2

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From mule (muzzle).

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mula (present mular, preterite mulade, supine mulat, imperative mula)

  1. (colloquial) to rub snow in someone's face
    • 2006, “16-åring friad från snöbollsmisshandel [16-year-old released in court from snowball abuse]”, in Sydsvenskan[2]:
      Kamraten sade i tingsrätten att han bara tog tag i 16-åringen och mulade honom med snö innan han släppte taget.
      His friend said in district court that he only grabbed the 16-year-old and rubbed snow in his face before letting go.
  2. (by extension, colloquial) to rub something in someone’s face
    Synonym: pula
    • 2008, P J Anders Linder, “En ding, ding, ding, ding värld? [A mad, mad, mad, mad world?]”, in Svenska Dagbladet[3]:
      Bäst som Barack Obama stod och övade segergester framför hallspegeln ringde Reuters på dörren och mulade honom med gratulationstårtan.
      Just as Barack Obama stood in front of his hall mirror, practicing victory gestures, Reuters called on the door and rubbed a congratulatory cake in his face.
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  • This verb for rubbing snow in someone’s face is known for its many dialectal synonyms, and in a survey made in 2006 by the radio programme Språket i P1, they received 95 synonyms for this word based on 5800 replies, mula being the most common one.
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Etymology 3

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From Romani.

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mula

  1. (slang) (intransitive) to die
  2. (slang) (transitive) to kill somebody

References

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  • “Om 95 olika ord för att gnida in snö i ansiktet [About 95 different words for rubbing snow in someone’s face]”, in Språket i P1[4], Sveriges Radio, 2006 January 10, retrieved 23 October 2019
  • mula in Svensk ordbok (SO)

Tagalog

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Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Sanskrit मूल (mūla, root; origin).

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mulâ (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜓᜎ)

  1. from
    Synonyms: galing, buhat

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mulâ (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜓᜎ)

  1. (formal, archaic) origin
    Synonyms: orihen, pinagmulan, pinanggalingan
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Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Spanish mula, from Latin mūla.

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mula (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜓᜎ)

  1. mule (sterile hybrid of donkey and horse)

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Borrowed from Spanish mula, from Medieval Latin mula (slipper, shoe with a thick sole), presumably from classical Latin mulleus, the dyed shoe of either the patricians or senators, from Ancient Greek μύλλος (múllos).

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mula (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜓᜎ)

  1. mule (backless shoe)

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mulá (complete nula, progressive nunula, contemplative pupula, Baybayin spelling ᜋᜓᜎ)

  1. (obsolete) Apheretic form of pumula: to turn red

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mulà (complete nula, progressive nunula, contemplative pupula, Baybayin spelling ᜋᜓᜎ)

  1. (obsolete) Apheretic form of pumula: to criticize

References

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  • mula”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • Serrano-Laktaw, Pedro (1914) Diccionario tagálog-hispano, Ateneo de Manila, page 834.

Volapük

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mula

  1. genitive singular of mul

Warlpiri

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mula

  1. egg

Yogad

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mulá

  1. a plant