EnglishEdit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

mu
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Ν ν
Ancient Greek: νῦ
Wikipedia article on nu


Etymology 1Edit

Name for the letter of the Greek alphabet Ν (N) and ν (n).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nu (uncountable)

  1. Name for the letter of the Greek alphabet Ν (N) and ν (n).
  2. A measure of constringence in lenses or prisms.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Yiddish נו (nu).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

nu

  1. (Jewish) An exclamation of surprise, emphasis, doubt, etc.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Corruption of new.

AdjectiveEdit

nu (comparative more nu, superlative most nu)

  1. (slang spelling) new

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *nu, from Proto-Indo-European *nu 'now'. Related to ni. Compare Ancient Greek νῦν (nun), Old High German nu (now)[1].

AdverbEdit

nu

  1. when
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000

AmaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nu

  1. house

AromanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nōn. Compare Daco-Romanian nu.

AdverbEdit

nu

  1. no
  2. not

InterjectionEdit

nu

  1. no

AntonymsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nūdus.

AdjectiveEdit

nu m (feminine nua, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nues)

  1. nude, naked
  2. (of things, such as trees, mountains, houses, etc.) barren, bare

Derived termsEdit


DalmatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin novem.

NumeralEdit

nu

  1. nine

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin nōs.

PronounEdit

nu

  1. (second-person plural pronoun) we
Related termsEdit
See alsoEdit

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse (now), from Proto-Indo-European *nu (now).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nu n (singular definite nuet, not used in plural form)

  1. now (present time), present (current time)
  2. moment
  3. instant

AdverbEdit

nu

  1. now

ConjunctionEdit

nu

  1. now

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch nu, from Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *nu.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nu

  1. now, at the present moment
    Kom je nu of morgen?
    Will you be coming now or tomorrow?
  2. now, this time (indicating a certain amount of impatience)
    Wat is er nu weer dan?
    What is it now?

SynonymsEdit


ElfdalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *nu.

AdverbEdit

nu

  1. now, at this time

EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

nu

  1. well (as in “Well, I think...”)

EweEdit

NounEdit

nu

  1. mouth

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nu, from Latin nūdus.

AdjectiveEdit

nu m (feminine nue, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nues)

  1. (person): naked, nude
  2. (body, tree): bare

NounEdit

nu m (plural nu)

  1. nu (Greek letter)

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese nuu, from Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷó-.

AdjectiveEdit

nu m (feminine núa, masculine plural nus, feminine plural núas)

  1. naked, nude
  2. bare, barren

Related termsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Low German nu ("now"). This form and similar forms also exist in many High German dialects.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nu

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of nun.

Derived termsEdit

InterjectionEdit

nu

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of nun.

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

nu

  1. Romanization of 𐌽𐌿

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -u

NounEdit

nu m, f (invariable)

  1. The name of the letter N

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

nu

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nu, from Latin nūdus.

AdjectiveEdit

nu m (feminine nue, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nues)

  1. bare

LojbanEdit

CmavoEdit

nu (rafsi nun, selma'o NU)

  1. Event abstractor, similar in meaning to an infinitive or gerund.
    klama — go, goes, went.
    lo klama — a goer.
    lo nu klama — a going.

Usage notesEdit

  • A sumti phrase begun with nu ends with the elidable terminator kei unless no ambiguity results (in which case the terminator is elided).

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

nu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  5. 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

PronounEdit

nu

  1. Alternative spelling of nou.

See alsoEdit


NeapolitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ūnus.

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

nu m sg

  1. a, an

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

AdverbEdit

  1. now
    wat unbīdan we ?
    what are we waiting for now?

DescendantsEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

AdverbEdit

  1. now

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nūdus.

AdjectiveEdit

nu m (feminine nue)

  1. naked

AdverbEdit

nu m (feminine nue)

  1. naked

DescendantsEdit

  • French: nu

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

AdverbEdit

  1. now

Pará AráraEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • nugu (used when talking to a capuchin monkey)

NounEdit

nu

  1. tumour; abscess

ReferencesEdit

  • 2010, Isaac Costa de Souza, A Phonological Description of “Pet Talk” in Arara (MA), SIL Brazil, page 42.

PolishEdit

InterjectionEdit

nu

  1. quick!, forward!

See alsoEdit

  • nuże

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese nuu, from Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷó-.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nu m (feminine nua plural nus feminine plural nuas; comparable)

  1. naked, nude

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nōn.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nu

  1. no
  2. not

AntonymsEdit


Saterland FrisianEdit

InterjectionEdit

nu

  1. well

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nǫ.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

nu

  1. (Croatia) but
  2. (Croatia) however

SynonymsEdit


SicilianEdit

ArticleEdit

nu m sg

  1. (indefinite) a, an

See alsoEdit

Sicilian articles
Masculine Feminine
indefinite singular un, nu na
definite singular lu, û la, â
definite plural li, î li, î

Usage notesEdit

Nu is used only before words beginning with the letter z or s and a consonant, like the Italian uno


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *nu.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nu (not comparable)

  1. now, at this moment

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English new.

AdjectiveEdit

nu

  1. new
  2. fresh

Upper SaxonEdit

AdverbEdit

nu

  1. yes

VolapükEdit

AdverbEdit

nu

  1. now

Derived termsEdit


WelshEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nu

  1. Mutated form of du.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
du ddu nu unchanged
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