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yu

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Chinese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yu (countable and uncountable, plural yu)

  1. (archaeology, countable) An ancient Chinese wine-bucket, often having a decorative cover.
    • 1962, William Watson, Ancient Chinese Bronzes (page 34)
      A group of slenderer yu also survive from the Shang into the early Chou period, though they are rarer than the other design [] A yu with square body in the Hakuzuru Museum is the finest of these.
  2. (archaic, uncountable) Nephrite or jadeite.
    • 1818, Clarke Abel, Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, page 133:
      The Yu, although of the hardness of rock crystal, is worked into an endless variety of forms []
    • 1826, The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India and Its Dependencies:
      Another stone with which it would be interesting to compare it is the celebrated yu stone of the Chinese, which Dr. Abel, in his work on China, conjectured to be a species of nephrite []

AmaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yu

  1. mountain, hill



BislamaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English you

PronounEdit

yu

  1. you: second person singular pronoun

Jamaican CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English you.

PronounEdit

yu

  1. (singular) you

Usage notesEdit

  • Jamaican Creole marks a distinction between singular yu and plural unu

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

yu

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From hiu, from Proto-Malayic *hiu, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *hiu, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *hiu, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *hiu (compare Javanese hiyu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qihu (compare Fijian qio), from Proto-Austronesian *qiSu.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yu (Jawi spelling يو)

  1. shark (scaleless cartilaginous fish)

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

yu

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

MapudungunEdit

NounEdit

yu (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. (anatomy) nose

ReferencesEdit

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

MiskitoEdit

NounEdit

yu

  1. sun
  2. day

Nigerian PidginEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English you.

PronounEdit

yu

  1. you

PijinEdit

PronounEdit

yu

  1. Alternative form of iu

Sranan TongoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

yu

  1. your

PronounEdit

yu

  1. you

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English you.

PronounEdit

yu (personal)

  1. you (singular)
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:16 (translation here):
      Na God i tokim man olsem, “Yu ken kaikai pikinini bilong olgeta diwai bilong dispela gaden.

See alsoEdit

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Torres Strait CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

English you.

PronounEdit

yu (personal)

  1. you (singular)

See alsoEdit


UnamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

yu

  1. this (inanimate)

WaskiaEdit

NounEdit

yu

  1. water

ZarmaEdit

NounEdit

yu

  1. honey

ReferencesEdit

  • David Bellama, Cours de Zarma pour le Niger: trainee's book (1976)