English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

pila

  1. plural of pilum

Etymology 2 edit

From Latin pīla (mortar).

Noun edit

pila (plural pilae)

  1. (art, archaeology) A mortar.

Anagrams edit

Aklanon edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Austronesian *pijax.

Pronoun edit

pila

  1. how many

Basque edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Alternative forms edit

  • pilo (chiefly Biscayan)

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (Southern) /piʎa/, [pi.ʎa]
  • IPA(key): (Northern) /pila/, [pi.la]

Noun edit

pila inan

  1. bunch, lot
    Synonym: mordo
  2. heap, pile
Declension edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Spanish pila.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pila inan

  1. battery
Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • "pila" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • pila” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus

Bikol Central edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pilaq.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpilaʔ/, [ˈpi.l̪aʔ]
  • Hyphenation: pi‧la

Noun edit

pilà (Basahan spelling ᜉᜒᜎ)

  1. scar
    Synonym: piklat
  2. scab
    Synonym: kagan
Derived terms edit
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Spanish fila (line).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpila/, [ˈpi.l̪a]
  • Hyphenation: pi‧la

Noun edit

píla (Basahan spelling ᜉᜒᜎ)

  1. line; queue; line of persons, vehicles, etc.
    Synonym: linya
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Borrowed from Spanish pila (small battery).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpila/, [ˈpi.l̪a]
  • Hyphenation: pi‧la

Noun edit

píla (Basahan spelling ᜉᜒᜎ)

  1. (rare) battery (for flashlights)
    Synonym: bateriya

Catalan edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Latin pīla (pillar).

Noun edit

pila f (plural piles)

  1. pile, stack, heap
    • 2019, “Sento”, in Energia fosca, performed by El Petit de Cal Eril:
      On deu anar tota l'aigua del mar? / Piles d'objectes, tones de sal.
      Where should all the seawater go? / Heaps of objects, tonnes of salt.
  2. bunch, load
  3. battery
  4. (heraldry) pile
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Inherited from Latin pīla (mortar).

Noun edit

pila f (plural piles)

  1. a stone basin, especially a baptismal font
    Synonym: pica
Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

Cebuano edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Proto-Austronesian *pijax.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: pi‧la
  • IPA(key): /piˈla/, [pɪˈl̪a]

Pronoun edit

pila

  1. how many?

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Spanish fila (line).

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: pi‧la
  • IPA(key): /ˈpila/, [ˈpi.l̪ʌ]

Noun edit

pila

  1. queue

Czech edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *pila.

Noun edit

pila f

  1. saw
Declension edit
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Participle edit

pila

  1. inflection of pít:
    1. feminine singular past active participle
    2. neuter plural past active participle

Further reading edit

  • pila in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pila in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • pila in Internetová jazyková příručka

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Old Swedish spil, from Middle Low German spil, from Proto-West Germanic *spil. Cognates include Estonian pila, Karelian pila. Doublet of peli.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpilɑ/, [ˈpilɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ilɑ
  • Syllabification(key): pi‧la

Noun edit

pila

  1. practical joke, jest, prank
    Synonym: kepponen
  2. (dated) Synonym of vitsi (joke, jest).

Declension edit

Inflection of pila (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative pila pilat
genitive pilan pilojen
partitive pilaa piloja
illative pilaan piloihin
singular plural
nominative pila pilat
accusative nom. pila pilat
gen. pilan
genitive pilan pilojen
pilainrare
partitive pilaa piloja
inessive pilassa piloissa
elative pilasta piloista
illative pilaan piloihin
adessive pilalla piloilla
ablative pilalta piloilta
allative pilalle piloille
essive pilana piloina
translative pilaksi piloiksi
abessive pilatta piloitta
instructive piloin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of pila (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative pilani pilani
accusative nom. pilani pilani
gen. pilani
genitive pilani pilojeni
pilainirare
partitive pilaani pilojani
inessive pilassani piloissani
elative pilastani piloistani
illative pilaani piloihini
adessive pilallani piloillani
ablative pilaltani piloiltani
allative pilalleni piloilleni
essive pilanani piloinani
translative pilakseni piloikseni
abessive pilattani piloittani
instructive
comitative piloineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative pilasi pilasi
accusative nom. pilasi pilasi
gen. pilasi
genitive pilasi pilojesi
pilaisirare
partitive pilaasi pilojasi
inessive pilassasi piloissasi
elative pilastasi piloistasi
illative pilaasi piloihisi
adessive pilallasi piloillasi
ablative pilaltasi piloiltasi
allative pilallesi piloillesi
essive pilanasi piloinasi
translative pilaksesi piloiksesi
abessive pilattasi piloittasi
instructive
comitative piloinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative pilamme pilamme
accusative nom. pilamme pilamme
gen. pilamme
genitive pilamme pilojemme
pilaimmerare
partitive pilaamme pilojamme
inessive pilassamme piloissamme
elative pilastamme piloistamme
illative pilaamme piloihimme
adessive pilallamme piloillamme
ablative pilaltamme piloiltamme
allative pilallemme piloillemme
essive pilanamme piloinamme
translative pilaksemme piloiksemme
abessive pilattamme piloittamme
instructive
comitative piloinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative pilanne pilanne
accusative nom. pilanne pilanne
gen. pilanne
genitive pilanne pilojenne
pilainnerare
partitive pilaanne pilojanne
inessive pilassanne piloissanne
elative pilastanne piloistanne
illative pilaanne piloihinne
adessive pilallanne piloillanne
ablative pilaltanne piloiltanne
allative pilallenne piloillenne
essive pilananne piloinanne
translative pilaksenne piloiksenne
abessive pilattanne piloittanne
instructive
comitative piloinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative pilansa pilansa
accusative nom. pilansa pilansa
gen. pilansa
genitive pilansa pilojensa
pilainsarare
partitive pilaansa pilojaan
pilojansa
inessive pilassaan
pilassansa
piloissaan
piloissansa
elative pilastaan
pilastansa
piloistaan
piloistansa
illative pilaansa piloihinsa
adessive pilallaan
pilallansa
piloillaan
piloillansa
ablative pilaltaan
pilaltansa
piloiltaan
piloiltansa
allative pilalleen
pilallensa
piloilleen
piloillensa
essive pilanaan
pilanansa
piloinaan
piloinansa
translative pilakseen
pilaksensa
piloikseen
piloiksensa
abessive pilattaan
pilattansa
piloittaan
piloittansa
instructive
comitative piloineen
piloinensa

Derived terms edit

compounds

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

French edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

pila

  1. third-person singular past historic of piler

Anagrams edit

Garo edit

Verb edit

pila

  1. to apply liquid to the body

Hawaiian edit

Noun edit

pila

  1. violin

Higaonon edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Austronesian *pijax.

Pronoun edit

pila

  1. how many

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/
  • Rhymes: -ila
  • Hyphenation: pì‧la

Etymology 1 edit

From Latin pīla (pillar).

Noun edit

pila f (plural pile)

  1. pile (all senses)
  2. (heraldry) pile (one of the standard geometric designs placed across the center of a coat of arms, such as a pale or fess)
  3. battery (electrical)
  4. torch / flashlight
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Latin pīla (mortar).

Noun edit

pila f (plural pile)

  1. basin

Anagrams edit

Khumi Chin edit

Etymology edit

Related to Burmese ပုလင်း (pu.lang:).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pila

  1. bottle

References edit

  • K. E. Herr (2011) The phonological interpretation of minor syllables, applied to Lemi Chin[2], Payap University, page 73

Ladino edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Latin pīla.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/, [ˈpi.la]
  • IPA(key): [ˈpi.læ], [ˈpi.lɛ], [ˈpi.le], [ˈpi.lə] (dialects with the reduction of final /a/)

Noun edit

pila f (Latin spelling, plural pilas)

  1. sink, washbasin
    Lávate las manos en la pila.
    Wash your hands in the sink.
  2. pile, heap
    Avía una pila de livros en la mesa.
    There was a pile of books on the table.

Latin edit

Etymology 1 edit

Probably from Proto-Italic *pistlā, from Proto-Indo-European *pis-tlo-, from *peys- (to crush), whence also pīlum (pestle, pounder), pinsō (to pound, crush).[1]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pīla f (genitive pīlae); first declension

  1. mortar (used with a pestle)
Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pīla pīlae
Genitive pīlae pīlārum
Dative pīlae pīlīs
Accusative pīlam pīlās
Ablative pīlā pīlīs
Vocative pīla pīlae
Synonyms edit
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Catalan: pila
  • English: pile
  • French: pile
  • Friulian: pile
  • Italian: pila
  • Old Galician-Portuguese: pia
  • Romanian: piuă
  • Sicilian: pila
  • Spanish: pila

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Italic *peilā, further etymology unknown.[2] The Latin denominal pīlāre (to fix firmly) finds a parallel in Oscan ehpeílatasset ([the stele] has been erected, 3p pf. pass.).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pīla f (genitive pīlae); first declension

  1. pillar
  2. pier
Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pīla pīlae
Genitive pīlae pīlārum
Dative pīlae pīlīs
Accusative pīlam pīlās
Ablative pīlā pīlīs
Vocative pīla pīlae
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit

Etymology 3 edit

Likely same as Etymology 1.

Noun edit

pīla n pl

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of pīlum

Etymology 4 edit

Likely from pilus (hair), thus originally meaning "bundle of hair".

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pila f (genitive pilae); first declension

  1. ball
  2. (figuratively) a game of ball
    • c. 4 BCE – 65 CE, Seneca the Younger, De brevitate vitae 13:
      Persequi singulos longum est quorum aut latrunculi aut pila aut excoquendi in sole corporis cura consumpsere vitam.
      It would be tedious to mention all the different men who have spent the whole of their life over chess or ball or the practice of baking their bodies in the sun.
  3. globe, sphere
Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pila pilae
Genitive pilae pilārum
Dative pilae pilīs
Accusative pilam pilās
Ablative pilā pilīs
Vocative pila pilae
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit

References edit

  • pila”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pila”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pila 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)
  • pila in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[3], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to throw down the javelins (pila) and fight with the sword: omissis pilis gladiis rem gerere
  • pila”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pila”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 466-7
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 465

Malagasy edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French pile.

Noun edit

pila

  1. battery

Mansaka edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Austronesian *pijax.

Pronoun edit

pila

  1. how many

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

pila m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of pil

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

pila f or m

  1. definite feminine singular of pil

Portuguese edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pila f (plural pilas)

  1. (Portugal, slang) penis
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pénis

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

pila

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

Etymology 3 edit

From the name of a gaúcho politician, Raul Pilla.

Noun edit

pila m pl (plural only)

  1. (Rio Grande do Sul, slang) a unit of a current Brazilian currency; cash; real
    Me vê cinco pila de cacetinhos
    Give me 5 reais of bread

Usage notes edit

  • This is a singular only word, therefore it is impossible for one to say "cinco pilas", rather one would say "cinco pila".

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *pila, from Old High German fil (file) (see modern German Feile).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /pǐːla/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧la

Noun edit

píla f (Cyrillic spelling пи́ла)

  1. (regional, Croatia) saw
Declension edit

Etymology 2 edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *pila.

Participle edit

pila

  1. feminine singular / neuter plural l-participle of pȉti

Sicilian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpila/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧la

Etymology 1 edit

From pilu, from Latin pilus.

Noun edit

pila m

  1. plural of pilu
  2. (plural only) The collection or mass of such growths growing from the skin of humans and animals, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole body.
  3. (by extension) The collection or mass of slender outgrowths, filaments, or fibers growing or projecting from the surface of an object or organism.
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Latin pīla (pillar). Compare French pile, Italian pila, Spanish pila.

Noun edit

pila f (plural pili)

  1. small battery
    Coordinate term: battirìa
  2. pile, stack, heap, mound
    Synonym: munzeḍḍu
    Àju na pila di robbi di lavari e stirari.I have a pile/stack of clothes to wash and iron.
  3. money

Etymology 3 edit

From Latin pīla (mortar). Compare Portuguese pia, Catalan pica.

Noun edit

pila f (plural pili)

  1. sink; washbasin
Related terms edit

Slovak edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Slavic *pila.

Pronunciation edit

Participle edit

pila

  1. feminine singular l-participle of piť

Slovene edit

 
Pila

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Slavic *pila, a borrowing from Old High German fila. See modern German Feile.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

píla f

  1. file (abrasive tool)
Inflection edit
 
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. píla
gen. sing. píle
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
píla píli píle
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
píle píl píl
dative
(dajȃlnik)
píli pílama pílam
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
pílo píli píle
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
píli pílah pílah
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
pílo pílama pílami

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Slavic *pila.

Pronunciation edit

Participle edit

pȋla

  1. feminine singular / neuter plural l-participle of píti

Spanish edit

 
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Pilas (left) and baterías (right)
pilas recargables

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpila/ [ˈpi.la]
  • Rhymes: -ila
  • Syllabification: pi‧la

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Latin pīla (pillar). Compare French pile.

Noun edit

pila f (plural pilas)

  1. small battery
    Coordinate term: batería
  2. pile, stack, heap, mound
    Synonym: montón
    Tengo una pila de papeles encima de la mesa con órdenes de trabajo.
    I have a stack of papers on my desk with work orders.
  3. (colloquial) a lot
    Synonym: montón
    una pila de cosasa bunch of stuff
  4. (heraldry) pile
Usage notes edit
  • pila is used for small, cylindrical batteries (some are straight), type AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, N, 9V. And the batería for rectangular and large rechargeable batteries, like in smartphones, laptops, e-scooters, electric cars. Although the pilas can also be rechargeable.
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Bikol Central: pila

Etymology 2 edit

Inherited from Latin pīla (mortar). Compare Portuguese pia, Catalan pica.

Sinks
A baptismal font

Noun edit

pila f (plural pilas)

  1. sink; washbasin
    Hyponym: fregadero
  2. font, baptismal font
    Synonym: pila bautismal
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

pila

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

Further reading edit

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From the noun pil (dart, arrow).

Verb edit

pila (present pilar, preterite pilade, supine pilat, imperative pila)

  1. (dated) to dart; to run quickly, to shoot rapidly and energetically along

Conjugation edit

Tagalog edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: pi‧la
  • IPA(key): /ˈpila/, [ˈpi.lɐ]

Noun edit

pila (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜒᜎ)

  1. clay for making earthenware
    Synonyms: luwad, lupang-lagkit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Spanish fila (line), from French file (line).

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: pi‧la
  • IPA(key): /ˈpila/, [ˈpi.lɐ]

Noun edit

pila (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜒᜎ)

  1. line; file
  2. queue; line of persons, vehicles, etc.

Etymology 3 edit

Borrowed from Spanish pila (small battery), from Latin pīla (mortar).

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: pi‧la
  • IPA(key): /ˈpila/, [ˈpi.lɐ]

Noun edit

pila (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜒᜎ)

  1. small electric battery

See also edit

Etymology 4 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: pi‧la
  • IPA(key): /piˈla/, [pɪˈla]

Adjective edit

pilá (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜒᜎ)

  1. (obsolete) broken off (as the handle of a jug, neck of a bottle, etc.)
    Synonyms: pingas, bila
  2. (obsolete) chipped off (as the edge rim of crockery, etc.)

Anagrams edit

Tausug edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Austronesian *pijax.

Pronoun edit

pila

  1. how many

Welsh edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pila m (plural pilaon)

  1. finch
    Synonyms: pinc, llinos

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pila bila mhila phila
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.