See also: bīru and bǐrú

Brunei MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *biru, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)biʀaw.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

biru

  1. blue

NounEdit

biru

  1. blue

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay biru, from Proto-Malayic *biru, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)biʀaw.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

biru

  1. blue (blue-colored)

NounEdit

biru (first-person possessive biruku, second-person possessive birumu, third-person possessive birunya)

  1. blue (colour)

IranunEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)biʀaw.

AdjectiveEdit

biru

  1. blue (blue-colored)

NounEdit

biru

  1. blue (colour)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

biru

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ビル

JavaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Javanese biru.

AdjectiveEdit

biru (krama-ngoko biru)

  1. blue

NounEdit

biru (krama-ngoko biru)

  1. blue

KavalanEdit

NounEdit

biru

  1. charcoal
  2. embers

MakasarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)biʀaw.

AdjectiveEdit

biru

  1. green (having green as its colour)

NounEdit

biru

  1. green (colour)

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *biru, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)biʀaw.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

biru (Jawi spelling بيرو‎)

  1. blue (blue-colored)

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

biru (Jawi spelling بيرو‎, plural biru-biru, informal 1st possessive biruku, impolite 2nd possessive birumu, 3rd possessive birunya)

  1. blue (colour)

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

biru

  1. first-person singular present indicative absolute of beirid

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
biru biru
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbiru
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old JavaneseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

biru

  1. blue

TernateEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Malay بيرو(biru)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

biru

  1. blue

ReferencesEdit

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

West Coast BajauEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)biʀaw.

AdjectiveEdit

biru

  1. blue (blue-colored)

NounEdit

biru

  1. blue (colour)