See also: blù

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (abbreviation): blu.

NounEdit

blu (plural blus)

  1. Abbreviation of blue.

AdjectiveEdit

blu (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of blue.

BahnarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bahnaric *bluː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *bluuʔ (thigh); cognate with Khmer ភ្លៅ (phlɨw), Pacoh pilau and Central Nicobarese [Nancowry] pulô.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blu 

  1. upper leg, thigh

BislamaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English blue.

AdjectiveEdit

blu

  1. blue

ItalianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bleu (blue) from Middle French bleu, from Old French blou, bleve (pallid, wan, discoloured, blue), from Frankish *blāu, from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz (blue, yellowish-gray), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰl(e)h₁uos, *bʰlewas (light-coloured, blond, yellow), from *bʰel- (to shine). Doublet of biavo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈblu/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -u

AdjectiveEdit

blu (invariable)

  1. blue

NounEdit

blu m (invariable)

  1. the colour blue

QuotationsEdit

  • 1958 Domenico Modugno and Franco Migliacci - "Volare"
    Nel blu dipinto di blu, felice di stare lassù (In the sky painted blue, happy to stay up there)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     bianco      grigio      nero
             rosso; cremisi              arancione; marrone              giallo; crema
             verde chiaro; limetta              verde              verde acqua, acquamarina; verde menta; verde menta scuro
             ciano, azzurro, celeste; blu petrolio, foglia di tè              azzurro; celeste; celeste scuro              blu
             violetto; indaco              magenta; viola              rosa; fucsia; porpora

LadinoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

blu (Latin spelling)

  1. blue

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sicilian and/or Italian blu, from Old French bloe, from Frankish *blāu, from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

blu (invariable)

  1. blue

Usage notesEdit

  • Maltese originally distinguished two shades of blue: iżraq (from medium blue towards turquoise) and ikħal (from medium blue towards black). Now both of them are rare, having widely been replaced with the borrowing blu, which covers all shades. Though the word ikħal is sometimes used as a native Maltese alternative for blu in puristic style, it did not originally cover light tones.

See alsoEdit

Colors in Maltese · kuluri (layout · text)
     abjad      griż      iswed
             aħmar; krimżi              oranġjo; kannella (ismar)              isfar; krema
                          aħdar             
                          blu (iżraq)              blu (ikħal)
             vjola; indigo              maġenta; vjola              roża

NafaanraEdit

VerbEdit

blu

  1. to swim
    Kofi blu mu lɔɔ kre kun.
    Kofi swam across the river.

NorwegianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

blu

  1. (obsolete) shy, unassuming

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


PnarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Khasian *bluː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *bluuʔ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blu

  1. thigh

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English blue.

AdjectiveEdit

blu

  1. blue

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French blouse, short for blu trắng.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blu

  1. (garment) white coat

SynonymsEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blu

  1. Soft mutation of plu.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
plu blu mhlu phlu
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.