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[gyoo-luh, goo-] /ˈgyu lə, ˈgu-/
noun, plural gulae
[gyoo-lee, goo-] /ˈgyu li, ˈgu-/ (Show IPA),
  1. the upper part of the throat or gullet.
  2. the front or forward part of the neck.
  1. a molding having a large hollow, as a cavetto.
  2. ogee (def 2).
Origin of gula
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin: throat, gullet, appetite
Related forms
gular, adjective
intergular, adjective
subgular, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • E-kharsag-ella, temple of gula in Babylon, meaning of name, 638.

  • gula, you say, visited Hermon in his studio, and it may be true.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Had he attracted gula and her sister with similar sweet flatteries?

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • They were the prettiest of all, and gula brought the young girl to me.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • But she wondered gravely how gula knew that they were not good.

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
  • Will gula know how to fasten the fine dresses at the back, do you think?'

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
  • My father has a hundred, perhaps a thousand, but now I have only two, gula and Spiro.

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
  • "gula, whom the sculptor transforms into a goddess," Ledscha interrupted, with a sneering laugh.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The husband of her friend gula had returned on his ship and learned that his wife had gone to the Greek's studio.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The ardent warmth with which gula blessed him as the preserver of her child had given him infinite pleasure.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers

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