Has anyone ever heard a somersault or flip referred to as a "kulah"?

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    quietmedic
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    I’m trying to figure out the origin of this, I heard a somersault or a flip referred to as a “kula” or “kuleh”? I think it might be some strange Yiddish loan-word, but I can’t find any reference to it. Anybody ever heard this? Thanks for your combined wisdom….

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    duvidmeir
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    I believe it is a “Yerushalmi-Yiddish” term (they seem to have their own variation of the language.) Maybe they couldn’t pronounce the Polish-Yiddish “kuszhliga”!

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    duvidmeir
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    I just did a search on google-translate, and discovered that in Latvian it is “k?lenis” – so that is probably the origin.

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    Avi K
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    I have heard of finding kulot called “doing somersaults in the air”.

    @Duvidmeir, I heard it in Israeli Hebrew: ??? ??? ??????? ??????.

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    quietmedic
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    Thanks all! Y’sh’koiach.

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