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ku

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *ku, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷu ‘where?’ (compare Avestan , Sanskrit kū́).

AdverbEdit

ku

  1. where

See alsoEdit


BambaraEdit

NounEdit

ku

  1. tail
  2. yam

Derived termsEdit


ChitimachaEdit

NounEdit

ku

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • John Reed Swanton, A Structural and Lexical Comparison of the Tunica, Chitimacha and Atakapa languages (1919)

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n)

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ku

  1. to (in the direction of, and arriving at)

SynonymsEdit


EweEdit

VerbEdit

kuku

  1. to die

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin .

NounEdit

ku n (genitive singular kus, plural ku)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Q/q.

DeclensionEdit

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ku kuið ku kuini
Accusative ku kuið ku kuini
Dative kui kuinum kuum kuunum
Genitive kus kusins kua kuanna

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay ku, shortened form of aku, from Proto-Malayic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ku

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ku

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

JavaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of aku, from Old Javanese aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

PronounEdit

ku (personal pronoun, informal)

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

KurdishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ku

  1. that (connecting noun clause, introducing the result of the main clause)
    Min bihîst ku ew pir dewlemend e.
    I heard that he is very rich.
  2. implied that (where it is grammatically necessary)
    Min tutişt tune ku bidim.
    I have nothing to give. OR I have nothing that I give.

PronounEdit

ku

  1. which, that (of those mentioned or implied)
    Dîmenderparêzên ku ekranê diguherînin bi kar bîne.
    Use screen savers that manipulate the screen.

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter Q.

Coordinate termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), part III: “Summary of the Ancient Evidence”, page 32
    Clearly there is no question or doubt about the names of the vowels A, E, I, O, U. They are simply long A, long E, etc. (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). Nor is there any uncertainty with respect to the six mutes B, C, D, G, P, T. Their names are bē, cē, dē, gē, pē, tē (each with a long E). Or about H, K, and Q: they are hā, kā, kū — each, again, with a long vowel sound.

LojbanEdit

CmavoEdit

ku

  1. ends a sumti

Usage notesEdit

  • It can be omitted if no ambiguity results.

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ku (with dative; used before ch, g, and k)

  1. Alternative form of k

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of aku, from Proto-Malayic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ku (Jawi spelling کو, Informal, rough even towards older people)

  1. I (personal pronoun)
    Kutahu.
    I know.
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
    Dia mengenaliku.
    He knows me.
  3. me (object of a preposition)
    Dia pergi denganku.
    He went with me.
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)
    Ini barangku.
    This is my stuff.

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


MandarinEdit

See alsoEdit

RomanizationEdit

ku

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian CreoleEdit

NounEdit

ku

  1. Alternative spelling of kou

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kýr (accusative singular ), from Proto-Germanic *kūz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws (cow).

NounEdit

ku m, f (definite singular kua or kuen, indefinite plural kuer or kyr, definite plural kuene or kyrne)

  1. a cow

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kýr (accusative singular ), from Proto-Germanic *kūz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws (cow).

NounEdit

ku f (definite singular kua; indefinite plural kyr; definite plural kyrne)

  1. cow
    Det går eit par kyr i beitet og beitar.
    There are a couple of cows grazing in the pasture.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Polish k, from Proto-Slavic *kъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *kom

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ku + dative

  1. towards, to

External linksEdit

  • ku in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Ter SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Uralic *ki, the same root from which the Finnish ken is derived.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ku

  1. who

Tocharian AEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tocharian *ku, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (dog). Compare Tocharian B ku, Latin canis, Old Irish , Old English hund.

NounEdit

ku m

  1. dog

Tocharian BEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tocharian *ku, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (dog). Compare Tocharian A ku, Latin canis, Old Irish , Old English hund.

NounEdit

ku m

  1. dog

UnamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Algonquian *-w (negative particle).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ku

  1. not

VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *kuu, from Proto-Uralic *kuŋe.

NounEdit

ku (genitive singular kun, partitive singular kud, partitive plural kuid)

  1. moon
  2. month

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "месяц" in Uz' venä-vepsläine vajehnik/Новый русско-вепсский словарь (Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ), Nina G. Zaiceva, Maria I. Mullonen, 2007.

YurokEdit

NounEdit

ku

  1. dove