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The god Nu, at bottom, representing the primordial waters, raises the barque of the sun into the sky at the creation of the world.

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Egyptian nnw (Nu, the primeval waters).

Proper nounEdit

Nu

  1. (Egyptian mythology) The god who serves as the personification of the primeval waters that existed before the world.

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviations.

Proper nounEdit

Nu

  1. Abbreviation of en. (a book in the Old Testament of the Bible)
  2. Alternative spelling of NU, Nunavut

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Substantivation of nu (now), alternative form of nun (now).

NounEdit

Nu n, m

  1. used in im Nu (immediately, in no time, literally in the now)

Usage notesEdit

The masculine gender is more recent. The noun has traditionally been used with the neuter gender.

Further readingEdit

  • Nu in Duden online