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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Hawaiian puka (hole).

NounEdit

puka (plural pukas)

  1. A small, usually perforated, wave- and beach-polished shell fragment formed from the spire of a cone, found along beaches of Pacific islands, and used especially to make necklaces.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Irish púca (hobgoblin).

NounEdit

puka (plural pukas)

  1. Alternative form of pooka
    • 2012, Nwaocha Ogechukwu, The Devil: What Does He Look Like?, →ISBN, page 45:
      In contrast, the puca (faeries) of Celtic folklore instill a similar psychological fear in those who believe in them just as the devil in Christianity creates fear in Christians

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HawaiianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpu.ka/, [ˈpukə]

NounEdit

puka

  1. hole, gate, doorway
    puka lani, puka o kalani
    gate of heaven, heaven's gate

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KanakanabuEdit

NounEdit

puka

  1. owl

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

puka

  1. third-person singular present of pukać

QuechuaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

puka

  1. red

See alsoEdit

Colors in Quechua · llimphikuna (layout · text)
     yuraq      uqi      titi, yana
             puka; panti              killmu, willapi, aruma
(see also: q'illu); allqa, ch'umpi
             q'illu
                          q'umir, waylla             
             qhusi              uqi              anqas
             panti              panti; kulli, sañi,             

TagalogEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pukâ

  1. rotten (referring to the end of a post that has been long in the ground)

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WarlpiriEdit

AdjectiveEdit

puka

  1. rotten