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4 letters words from 'pila'

LIPA 6PAIL 6
PIAL 6PILA 6

3 letters words from 'pila'

AIL 3ALP 5
LAP 5LIP 5
PAL 5PIA 5

2 letters words from 'pila'

AI 2AL 2
LA 2LI 2
PA 4PI 4

All 4 letters words made out of pila

pila ipla plia lpia ilpa lipa pial ipal pail apil iapl aipl plai lpai pali apli lapi alpi ilap liap ialp ailp laip alip

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Definitions and meaning of pila

pila

Etymology 1

Noun

pila

  1. plural of pilum

Etymology 2

Noun

pila (plural pilae)

  1. (art, archaeology) A mortar.

Anagrams

  • ALIP, Pali, lipa, pail, pali, pali-, pial

Bikol Central

Etymology 1

Adjective

pila (pilâ)

  1. cured (of wound)

Verb

pila (pilà)

  1. to get cured (wounds)

Etymology 2

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

Noun

pila

  1. small electric battery

Etymology 3

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

Noun

pila

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



Catalan

Etymology

From Latin pīla.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈpi.lə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/

Noun

pila f (plural piles)

  1. pile, heap
  2. bunch, load
  3. battery
  4. (heraldry) pile

Cebuano

Determiner

pila

  1. how many?
  2. how much?

Adverb

pila

  1. how much?

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɪla]

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *pila.

Noun

pila f

  1. saw
Declension
Related terms
  • piliny f pl

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

pila

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

Further reading

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

Finnish

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *pila (compare Estonian pila, Karelian pila), borrowed from Proto-Germanic *spilą (game, dance).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

pila

  1. joke, jest
  2. practical joke, jest

Declension

Synonyms

  • (joke): vitsi
  • (practical joke): kepponen, kuje

Derived terms

  • pilailla

Compounds

Anagrams

  • Alpi, alpi, lipa

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pi.la/

Verb

pila

  1. third-person singular past historic of piler

Anagrams

  • plia

Ingrian

Noun

pila

  1. joke

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/

Etymology 1

From Latin pīla (pillar).

Noun

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

  • pila atomica
  • pila di grafite
  • reattore nucleare
  • reattore atomico

Etymology 2

From Latin pīla (mortar).

Noun

pila f (plural pile)

  1. basin

Anagrams

  • alpi, Alpi, pali

Ladino

Alternative forms

  • פילה(Hebrew orthography spelling)

Etymology

From Latin pīla.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/
  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.læ/, /ˈpi.lɛ/, /ˈpi.le/, /ˈpi.lə/ (dialects with narrowing of final "a"s)

Noun

pila m (plural pilas)

  1. sink, washbasin
  2. pile, heap

Latin

Etymology 1

From Proto-Italic *pistlā, from Proto-Indo-European *pis-tlo-, from *peys- (to crush). See pīlum.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpiː.la/, [ˈpiː.ɫ̪a]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/, [ˈpiː.la]

Noun

pīla f (genitive pīlae); first declension

  1. mortar (used with a pestle)
  2. ball
Declension

First-declension noun.

Synonyms
  • mortārium (implement for grinding):
Descendants

Etymology 2

Unknown, but cognate or related to Oscan denominal verb ehpeílatasset (to erect).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpiː.la/, [ˈpiː.ɫ̪a]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/, [ˈpiː.la]

Noun

pīla f (genitive pīlae); first declension

  1. pillar
  2. pier
Declension

First-declension noun.

Derived terms
  • pilārium
  • pīlātim
  • pīlō

Descendants

  • Catalan: pila
  • English: pile
  • French: pile
  • Galician: pía
  • Italian: pila
  • Portuguese: pilha
  • Spanish: pila

Etymology 3

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

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/, [ˈpɪ.ɫ̪a]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/, [ˈpiː.la]

Noun

pila f (genitive pilae); first declension

  1. ball
  2. (figuratively) a game of ball
  3. globe, sphere
Declension

First-declension noun.

Derived terms
  • pilāris
  • pilārius
  • pilum
Descendants

References

  • 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, 1883–1887)
  • pila in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • 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
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 465

Malagasy

Etymology

Borrowed from French pile.

Noun

pila

  1. battery

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • pilen

Noun

pila m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of pil

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • pilen

Noun

pila f or m

  1. definite feminine singular of pil

Portuguese

Noun

pila f (plural pilas)

  1. (slang, Portugal) penis
  2. (slang, South Brazil) cash

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *pila, from Old High German fil (file).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

píla f (Cyrillic spelling пи́ла)

  1. (regional, Croatia) saw

Declension


Sicilian

Etymology

From pilu, from Latin pilus

Pronunciation

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

Noun

pila f

  1. (anatomy) body hair

Slovene

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pìːla/

Noun

píla f

  1. file (abrasive tool)

Inflection


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpila/

Etymology 1

From Latin pīla (pillar).

Noun

pila f (plural pilas)

  1. small battery
    Hypernym: batería
  2. pile, mound
    Synonym: montón
  3. (colloquial) a lot
  4. (heraldry) pile
  5. sink; washbasin
  6. font
Derived terms
  • apilar
  • nombre de pila
  • pila bautismal
  • ponerse las pilas

Etymology 2

Verb

pila

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of pilar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of pilar.

Further reading

  • “pila” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Verb

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

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

Conjugation


Tagalog

Pronunciation 1

  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.la/

Noun

pila

  1. clay for making earthenware

Etymology 1

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

Noun

pila

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

Etymology 2

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

Noun

pila

  1. small electric battery

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): /pi.ˈla/

Adjective

pila

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

Anagrams

  • ilap, lapi, lipa, pali

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an anatomical structure like a pillar in form.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)