AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch ruw.

AdjectiveEdit

ru (attributive ruwe, comparative ruwer, superlative ruuste)

  1. rough

BretonEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ru

  1. red

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin rius, from Latin rīvus.

NounEdit

ru m (plural rus)

  1. (archaic) small stream

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ru

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

LojbanEdit

CmavoEdit

ru

  1. (pro-sumti) a distant (not so recent) sumti

Related termsEdit


MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of eru, from Proto-Malayic *(h)Aru, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *(h)aru, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *(h)aru, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *(h)aru, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(q)aʀuhu.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ru (Jawi spelling رو)

  1. Alternative form of eru.

SynonymsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

ru

  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.
Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 10:54