English

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Noun

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bu

  1. Abbreviation of bushel (a unit of weight or dry measure).
  2. Clipping of bureau.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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Acehnese

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Noun

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bu

  1. rice
  2. food in general
    Ka lheuh pajôh bu?
    Have you eaten yet?

Aiwoo

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bu

  1. night

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Amanab

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Noun

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bu

  1. water

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  • John R. Roberts, Namia and Amanab Grammar Essentials (1992, SIL)

Amasi

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Noun

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  1. dog (canine)

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  • Africana Marburgensia (1973)

Azerbaijani

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Etymology

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From Proto-Turkic *bu(-n) (this)[1] Compare Old Turkic 𐰉𐰆 (b¹u /⁠bu⁠/, this).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /bu/
  • Audio:(file)

Determiner

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bu

  1. this, these
    Bu uşaqlar məktəbə gedirlər.These kids are going to school.
    Mən bu uşağın atası deyiləm.I am not the father of this child.

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  • When used as a determiner modifying nouns, bu is not declined for case and number, as opposed to when it is used as a pronoun (see below).

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bu

  1. this
    Bunu bura kim gətirib?Who brought this here?.
    Ya bunlarla əməkdaşlıq etmək lazımdır, ya onlarla. Hamısı ilə yox.
    We should collaborate either with these or with those. Not with all.
  2. he, she

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  • o (that)

References

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  1. ^ . Starostin, Sergei, Dybo, Anna, Mudrak, Oleg (2003) “*bu(-n)”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill

Bukawa

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bu

  1. water

References

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  • William Eckermann, A Descriptive Grammar of the Bukawa Language of the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea (2007)

Crimean Tatar

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Pronoun

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bu

  1. this

Dalmatian

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Etymology

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From Latin bōs, bovem.

Noun

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bu m (plural buč)

  1. ox

Danish

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Verb

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bu

  1. imperative of bue

French

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bu (feminine bue, masculine plural bus, feminine plural bues)

  1. past participle of boire
    J'ai bu deux verres de vin. - I have drunk two glasses of wine.
    As-tu bu? - Have you been drinking?

Gresi

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Noun

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bu

  1. water

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Guinea-Bissau Creole

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Etymology

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From Portuguese vós. Cognate with Kabuverdianu bo.

Pronoun

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bu

  1. you (second person singular).

Indonesian

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Etymology

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Clipping of ibu.

Noun

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bu (first-person possessive buku, second-person possessive bumu, third-person possessive bunya)

  1. (slightly informal, between two speakers) mam

Italian

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Etymology 1

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From Japanese (bu).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbu/
  • Rhymes: -u
  • Hyphenation:

Noun

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bu m (invariable)

  1. a unit of length equal to 1.818 metres ()
  2. a unit or area equal to 3.306 metres2 ()

Etymology 2

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From Japanese (bu).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbu/
  • Rhymes: -u
  • Hyphenation:

Noun

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bu m (invariable)

  1. a tenth (decimal) ()

Jabem

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Noun

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bu

  1. water

Further reading

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  • Otto Dempwolff's Grammar of the Jabêm Language in New Guinea (published 2005)

Japanese

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Romanization

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bu

  1. The hiragana syllable (bu) or the katakana syllable (bu) in Hepburn romanization.

Kapauri

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Noun

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bu

  1. water

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Kemtuik

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Noun

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bu

  1. water

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Lower Sorbian

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Verb

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bu

  1. second-person singular passive of byś
  2. third-person singular passive of byś

Malay

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Noun

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bu

  1. mother

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Maltese

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Etymology

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From Arabic أَبُو (ʔabū), construct state of أَب (ʔab, father).

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Noun

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bu m (plural abwa or but, feminine omm)

  1. (obsolete) father
    Synonym: missier

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  • The word had the same syntactic constraints as ħu (brother), which compare.
  • As in Arabic, the word was often used figuratively to associate a person with some object or activity. Therefore, in the remaining compounds bu typically means “the one with...”, “the one that is...”, “the one who always...”, rather than literally “father”.

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Mandarin

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bu

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

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  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Mekwei

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Noun

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bu

  1. water

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Mlap

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Noun

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bu

  1. water

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Nga La

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Etymology

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From Proto-Kuki-Chin *ɓuu, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *pru(w).

Noun

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bu

  1. nest

References

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  • Matu (Chin) Dictionary by Ropna Saruum, Matupi 2007

Nias

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buhək, from Proto-Austronesian *bukəS.

Noun

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bu (mutated form mbu)

  1. hair
  2. fur
  3. feather

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  • Sundermann, Heinrich. 1905. Niassisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Moers: Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, p. 37.

Nimboran

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Noun

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bu

  1. water

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Norman

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bu

  1. past participle of baithe

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse búa (to prepare, finish, make preparations, equip), from Proto-Germanic *būaną. Cognate with Old English būan, English buwa, Old Saxon būan and Old High German būan (whence German bauen).

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bu (present tense bur, past tense budde, past participle butt/budd, passive infinitive buast, present participle buande, imperative bu)

  1. (intransitive) to live (have permanent residence), stay
  2. (intransitive) to be, to dwell, to be in
  3. (transitive) to prepare
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Etymology 2

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From Old Norse  n, from Proto-Germanic *būą n (building, dwelling).

Noun

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bu n (definite singular buet, indefinite plural bu, definite plural bua)

  1. an estate, belongings
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Etymology 3

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From Old Norse búð, from Proto-Germanic *bōþō. Akin to English booth.

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Noun

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bu f (definite singular bua, indefinite plural buer, definite plural buene)

  1. booth, stall, small storage room or building
  2. (rare) a shop or a workshop
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Etymology 4

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From English boo.

Interjection

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bu

  1. boo! Used to indicate derision or disapproval.
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Old French

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Noun

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bu oblique singularm (oblique plural bus, nominative singular bus, nominative plural bu)

  1. chest; thorax

References

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  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bu)

Noun

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bu

  1. (woman's) breast

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  • transnewguinea.org, citing McElhanon and Voorhoeve (1970), Shaw (1973) and Shaw (1986)
  • Possible Cognates Between Kamula and Pa, chart 10, page 16, in Papers in New Guinea Linguistics, issues 17-20 (1990)

Pangutaran Sama

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Noun

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bu

  1. fur

Pnar

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Etymology

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From Proto-Khasian *buː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ʔbuuʔ; related to ymbu (breast). Cognate with Khmer បៅ (baw), Old Mon 'bow (whence modern Mon မဴ), Vietnamese .

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Verb

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bu

  1. to suck, to suckle

Polish

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Etymology

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Onomatopoeic.

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bu

  1. an onomatopoeic interjection imitating the sound of crying, usually written with two or more 'u's

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  • bu in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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Interjection

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bu!

  1. boo (loud exclamation intended to scare someone)

Romagnol

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Verb

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bu

  1. past participle of avér (to have)

Romanian

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Etymology

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Onomatopoeic.

Interjection

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bu

  1. sound made by an ox
  2. hoot; sound made by an owl

Rukai

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Noun

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bu

  1. bow (weapon for shooting arrows)

Salar

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Etymology

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From Proto-Turkic *bu(-n).

Noun

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bu (3rd person possessive [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. this

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Ma, Chengjun, Han, Lianye, Ma, Weisheng (December 2010) “bu”, in 米娜瓦尔 艾比布拉 (Minavar Abibra), editor, 撒维汉词典 (Sāwéihàncídiǎn) [Salar-Uyghur-Chinese dictionary], 1st edition, Beijing, →ISBN

Scottish Gaelic

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  • IPA(key): /pu/, /pə/
  • Hyphenation: bu

Verb

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bu

  1. past/conditional of is

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  • Before a word beginning with a vowel or fh, the form b' is used.

References

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  • Colin Mark (2003) “bu”, in The Gaelic-English dictionary, London: Routledge, →ISBN, page 96

Sentani

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Noun

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bu

  1. water

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Serbo-Croatian

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Verb

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bu (Cyrillic spelling бу)

  1. (Kajkavian) third-person singular future of biti

Spanish

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Interjection

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bu

  1. boo!

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Swedish

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Interjection

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bu

  1. boo; a loud exclamation intended to scare someone, usually a child.
  2. boo; an exclamation used to indicate derision or disapproval of what has just occurred.

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Tabla

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Noun

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bu

  1. water

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Talysh

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Etymology

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Cognate with Persian بو (bu).

Noun

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bu

  1. smell

Tarao

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Noun

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bu

  1. rice

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References

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  • Chungkham Yashwanta Singh (2002) Tarao Grammar (in Tarao)

Etymology

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Cognate with Persian بو (bu).

Noun

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bu

  1. smell

Tedim Chin

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Etymology

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From Proto-Kuki-Chin *ɓuu, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *pru(w).

Noun

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bu

  1. nest

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  • Zomi Ordbog based on the work of D.L. Haokip

Turkish

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Etymology

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From Ottoman Turkish بو (bu, this), from Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (bu, this), from Proto-Turkic *bu(-n) (this). Compare Old Turkic 𐰉𐰆 (b¹u /⁠bu⁠/, this).

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Pronoun

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bu

  1. this
    Bu bir ev.This is a house.
    Bunu sevmedim.I did not like this.
    Bunlar benim kitaplarım.These are my books.
    Bu kitaplar benim.These books are mine.

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Upper Sorbian

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Verb

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bu

  1. second/third-person singular passive of być

Uzbek

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Other scripts
Cyrillic бу (bu)
Latin
Perso-Arabic

Pronoun

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bu (plural bular)

  1. this (demonstrative pronoun used to indicate a thing in the immediate vicinity of the speaker)
    Antonym: u

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bu

  1. this
    Antonym: u
    Bu sahifada hozircha hech qanday matn yoʻq.
    There is currently no text in this page. / This page currently has no text.

Vietnamese

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Noun

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(classifier cái) bu (𥮉)

  1. a cage (often dome-shaped and used for chickens)

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Noun

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bu (𡜵)

  1. (rare) mom; mother
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Verb

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bu (, )

  1. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) to assemble, to gather into one place
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Wakhi

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Etymology

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From *dvu, related to Tajik ду (du).

Numeral

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bu

  1. two

Welsh

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bu

  1. third-person singular preterite of bod

Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bu fu mu unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Noun

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bu

  1. knee

Etymology 1

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Verb

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bu

  1. (transitive) to hide

Etymology 2

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Noun

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  1. nest
  2. cottage, hut

Etymology 3

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Noun

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  1. cooked rice

References

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  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 62