Gula

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gula eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    • n Gula the Babylonian goddess of healing and consort of Ninurta
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gula (Arch) A capping molding. Same as Cymatium.
    • Gula (Zoöl) A plate which in most insects supports the submentum.
    • Gula (Zoöl) The upper front of the neck, next to the chin; the upper throat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gula In architecture, a molding, more commonly called cyma reversa or ogee. See cyma, 1.
    • n gula In entomology, a piece which in some insects forms the lower surface of the head, behind the mentum, and bounded laterally by the genæ or cheeks. It is conspicuous in the beetles, but in many other insects it appears to be entirely absent, or is represented only by the inferior cervical sclerites, little corneous pieces in the membrane of the neck. See cut under mouth-part.
    • n gula In ornithology, the upper part of the throat of a bird, between the mentum and the jugulum. See cut under bird.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gula gū′la a piece in some insects, esp. in the beetles, &c., forming the lower surface of the head, behind the mentum, bounded laterally by the genæ or cheeks: the upper part of a bird's throat, between mentum and jugulum
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., the throat, gullet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 'throat.'

Usage

In literature:

Gluttony chastises the glutton, Gula punit Gulax.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
King Olaf went with his men-at-arms to the Gula-Thing; for the bondes had sent him word that they would reply there to his speech.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
Gula, you say, visited Hermon in his studio, and it may be true.
"Arachne, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Mancipia gulae, dapes non sapore sed sumptu aestimantes.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Capitis, gulae, dorsique plumae flavo-virides, in medio fusco-lineatae, hujus lineis latioribus.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
Ai, Gula, or Anunit, was the female power of the sun, and was commonly associated with San in temples and invocations.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea" by George Rawlinson
Gula, Ishtar, and Beltis were favorite goddesses.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
Other forms of the Creatrix included Mama, or Mami, or Ama, "mother", Aruru, Bau, Gula, and Zerpanitu^m.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
They are Ninib, Gula, Ramman, Shumalia, Nergal, Shir, Shubu, Sin, Belit of Akkad.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
Rimul now the farm of Romol (Guldalen) on the west side of the Gula river, opposite Melhus.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
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In news:

Ron Gula is CEO of Tenable Network Security.
Six money-saving tips for the 2012 Medicare annual open enrollment by Steve Gulas, Bolte Insurance.
Clark College women's cross country team, from left, Katarina Mueller, Shelby Beaudoin, Holly Meler, Briel Thoune, Angela Gula and Tamara Kulla, have made an impact from their first race of the season.
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