Abinomn edit

Noun edit

du

  1. name

Aiwoo edit

Determiner edit

du

  1. all

References edit

Albanian edit

Verb edit

du

  1. Dialectal form of dua

Alemannic German edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

du

  1. thou, you

Declension edit

Amanab edit

Noun edit

du

  1. a kind of bird

Bambara edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

du

  1. household

References edit

Basque edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /du/ [d̪u]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -u
  • Hyphenation: du

Verb edit

du

  1. Third-person singular (hark), taking third-person singular (hura) as direct object, present indicative form of izan.

Usage notes edit

Linguistically, this verb form can be seen as belonging to the reconstructed citation form edun instead of izan.

Bavarian edit

Etymology edit

Cognate with German du.

Pronoun edit

du

  1. you (nominative, singular)

See also edit

Breton edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Brythonic *duβ, from Proto-Celtic *dubus, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ-.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

du

  1. black
  2. swollen
  3. starved

Mutation edit

Derived terms edit

Noun edit

du m

  1. black

Mutation edit

Verb edit

du

  1. third-person singular present indicative of duañ

Mutation edit

See also edit

Colors in Breton · livioù (layout · text)
     gwenn      louet      du
             ruz              orañjez, melen-ruz; gell              melen
                          gwer, glas             
             cyan                           glas
                          magenta; glasruz              roz

Burushaski edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

du (plural duwants)

  1. yew

See also edit

References edit

Sadaf Munshi (2015), “Word Lists”, in Burushaski Language Documentation Project[1].

Catalan edit

Verb edit

du

  1. inflection of dur:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Cimbrian edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German du, from Old High German , from Proto-West Germanic *þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū. Cognate with German du, archaic English thou (modern dialectal tha).

Pronoun edit

du

  1. (Luserna, Sette Comuni) you (thou, singular familiar)
    Bobrall du geast, gedenkhte ber du pist.Wherever you go, remember who you are.

Inflection edit

Sette Comuni:

Luserna:

Personal pronouns
singular plural
1st person i biar
2nd person du iar
3rd person er, si, 'z se

References edit

  • “du” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo
  • Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Luserna / Lusérn: Le nostre parole / Ünsarne börtar / Unsere Wörter [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Cornish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Brythonic *duβ, from Proto-Celtic *dubus, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ-.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [dyː]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [diˑʊ]

Adjective edit

du

  1. black

Mutation edit

See also edit

Colors in Cornish · liwyow (layout · text)
     gwynn      loos, glas      du
             rudh; kogh              rudhvelyn; gell, gorm              melyn
                          gwyrdh, glas             
                                       glas
             glasrudh, purpur              majenta; purpur, glasrudh              gwynnrudh, kigliw

Danish edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Danish thu, from Old Norse þú, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂ (you). Cognate with English thou, Latin , Sanskrit त्वम् (tvam), Avestan𐬙𐬏𐬨(tūm), Russian ты (ty).

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

du (objective dig)

  1. thou, you (2nd person singular subject pronoun, informal)
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Danish dughæ, from Old Norse duga, from Proto-Germanic *duganą (to be useful), cognate with Swedish duga, German taugen, Gothic 𐌳𐌿𐌲𐌰𐌽 (dugan).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

du (imperative du, present dur or duer, past duede, past participle duet)

  1. be good
  2. be fit
Conjugation edit

Dena'ina edit

Particle edit

du

  1. interrogative particle (placed at the end of the sentence to make a question)

Dutch edit

Alternative forms edit

  • dou (obsolete, Hollandic)

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch du, from Old Dutch thū, from Proto-West Germanic *þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dy/
  • Hyphenation: du
  • Rhymes: -y

Pronoun edit

du

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) Second-person singular informal pronoun; thou
    • 1620, Jacob Cats, Velt-teycken, alle eerbare jonge lieden toegeeygent:
      Sy roept, du bist een slaef, in mijne dienst gebonden
      She calls, thou art a slave, bound to my service
    • 1625, Joost van den Vondel, Wiech-liedt:
      Soo leyt dyn memmetje dy in dyn wiechje te rust.
      So thy mama lays thee to rest in thy cradle.

Usage notes edit

  • Du was already falling out of general use in early modern Dutch. It was still relatively common in the oblique cases, in vocatives or close to vocative appositions and when indicating contempt.
  • The corresponding verbal ending was -st. The present form of zijn was bist, for hebben the present forms hebst and hest were in use. When the nominative directly followed the verb, contraction usually occurred: -stu; bistu, hebstu.

Inflection edit

Elfdalian edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse þú, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Cognate with Swedish du.

Pronoun edit

du

  1. you (singular), thou

Esperanto edit

Esperanto numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: du
    Ordinal: dua
    Adverbial: due
    Multiplier: duobla, duopa
    Fractional: duona, duono

Etymology edit

From Latin duo, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Pronunciation edit

Numeral edit

du

  1. two (2)

Derived terms edit

Fala edit

Alternative forms edit

  • do (Mañegu)

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese do, equivalent to de (of) +‎ u (masculine singular definite article).

Contraction edit

du m sg (plural dus, feminine da, feminine plural das)

  1. (Lagarteiru, Valverdeñu) of the

References edit

  • Valeš, Miroslav (2021) Diccionariu de A Fala: lagarteiru, mañegu, valverdeñu (web)[2], 2nd edition, Minde, Portugal: CIDLeS, published 2022, →ISBN

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French del. The expected modern form would be *deau, but it underwent stronger contraction. Akin to Galician do, Portuguese do, and Spanish del.

Pronunciation edit

Contraction edit

du

  1. Contraction of de + le (of the)
    « Eussent » est la troisième personne du pluriel de l’imparfait du subjonctif de « avoir ».
    "Eussent" is the third-person plural imperfect subjunctive [form] of "avoir."
    • 1802, Charles Brillat, Pierre Bazaine, Métrologie française, page 249:
      Le bouge donne 9 [neuf] litres plus que le point qui correspond à celui du diamètre des fonds indiqué par la jauge []
      The bulge gives 9 [nine] liters more than the point which corresponds to that of the diameter of the base indicated by the gauge []

Usage notes edit

  • Only used before nouns (or nominalized forms of other parts of speech, most often adjectives) that begin with consonants; before vowel-initial words, the form de l’ is used, e.g., as seen above, de l'imparfait.

Related terms edit

Article edit

du m sg (feminine singular de la, plural des)

  1. Forms the partitive article.
    Il mange du pain.He eats bread. / He eats some bread.

Usage notes edit

  • The partitive article is used with uncountable nouns instead of the indefinite article (which is only used with countable nouns). English and most other European languages do not use any article in such cases.
  • Like the indefinite article, the partitive article becomes simple de with grammatical objects in negated sentences: Il ne mange pas de pain. (He doesn't eat bread.)
  • After the actual preposition de (of, from), the partitive article is deleted. So one can never say *de du or *de de la.

Further reading edit

Gaikundi edit

Noun edit

du

  1. man

Further reading edit

German edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German du, duo, , from Old High German (akin to Old Saxon thū and English thou), itself from Proto-West Germanic *þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation edit

  • (unstressed, standard) IPA(key): /du/
  • (unstressed, colloquial) IPA(key): /də/
  • After the second person singular verb ending -st, the /d/ is generally lost when the pronoun is unstressed. Thus hast du is pronounced [ˈhast‿u] even in purposefully enunciated speech.
  • In colloquial speech, chiefly of northern and central Germany, the /d/ can be lost after any preceding coronal. Thus wenn du may be pronounced [ˈvɛn‿u] or [ˈvɛn‿ə].

Pronoun edit

du

  1. you (singular familiar), thou

Usage notes edit

  • Du is the informal second person pronoun. In formal speech, the third person plural Sie (always capitalised) is used instead.
  • A general rule of thumb is that du is used to address one's friends, relatives, and those under about 16 years of age. Du is always used to address children and non-human beings.
  • Usage also depends on the setting: two unacquainted, middle-aged persons are likely to use du when they meet at social gatherings, but much less so when they happen on each other in the street. People under 30 often use du among each other, but they still use Sie when one of them is at work, e.g. in a shop (some cafés and most pubs are an exception).
  • There is also a great deal of (often subtle) regional variation throughout the German-speaking world.

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • du” in Duden online
  • du” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Gothic edit

Romanization edit

du

  1. Romanization of 𐌳𐌿

Gun edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Gbe *ɖu. Cognates include Fon ɖù, Saxwe Gbe ɖù, Adja ɖù, Ewe ɖu

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

(Nigeria)

  1. to eat
  2. to bite
    Àgọ̀sú hò àvún dàhó dé bọ̀ àvún wá ví étọ̀nAgosu bought a certain big dog and the dog eventually bit his child
  3. to win

Derived terms edit

Hunsrik edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German and Old High German (akin to Old Saxon thū and English thou), itself from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

du

  1. thou, you
    Du bist aarich scheen.
    You are so beautiful.

Inflection edit

Further reading edit

Ido edit

Ido numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: du
    Ordinal: duesma
    Adverbial: dufoye
    Multiplier: duopla
    Fractional: duima

Etymology edit

From Esperanto du, from French deux, Spanish dos, Italian due, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Numeral edit

du

  1. two (2)

Kalasha edit

Etymology edit

From Sanskrit द्व (dva), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Compare Hindi दो (do), Bhojpuri दू (), Konkani दोन (don).

Numeral edit

du

  1. two (2)

Lithuanian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Baltic *duwō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Compare Latvian divi. Cognate to Latin duo.

Pronunciation edit

Numeral edit

Lithuanian cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : du
    Ordinal : antras

 m (feminine dvì)

  1. two (2)

Declension edit

Lower Sorbian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Slavic *jьdǫ (first-person singular) and *jьdǫtь (third-person plural), inflected forms of *jьti.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

du

  1. inflection of hyś:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. third-person plural present

Synonyms edit

  • (first-person singular): źom

Luxembourgish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *þū.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

du

  1. second-person singular, informal, nominative: you, thou
    Wéi al bass du?How old are you?

Declension edit

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

du

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

Usage notes edit

  • 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.

Middle Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Old Dutch thū, from Proto-West Germanic *þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

du

  1. thou, you (singular, informal)
    Synonym: gi

Usage notes edit

This pronoun began to be replaced by gi in formal address during the Middle Dutch period, and eventually fell out of use altogether.

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

  • Dutch: (obsolete) du, dou, douw
  • Limburgish: doe

Further reading edit

  • du”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “du”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English edit

Adjective edit

du

  1. Alternative form of dewe (due)

Middle High German edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old High German , from Proto-West Germanic *þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū, whence also Old English þū, Old Norse þú, and ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronoun edit

du or

  1. (personal) you (thou, singular familiar)

Inflection edit

Middle High German personal pronouns
Number Person Gender Nominative Genitive Dative Accusative
Singular First ich mîn mir mich
Second du, dîn dir dich
Third Masculine ër sîn im(e) in
Feminine siu (, si) ir(e) ir(e) sie (, si)
Neuter ëȥ es im(e) ëȥ
Plural First wir unser uns unsich, uns
Second ir iuwer iu iuch
Third Masculine sie (, si) ir(e) in sie (, si)
Feminine
Neuter siu, (, si) siu (, si)

Descendants edit

  • Alemannic German: du
    Swabian: dau, d
  • Bavarian:
    Cimbrian: du
    Mòcheno: du
  • Central Franconian: du, dou
    Hunsrik: du
    Kölsch: do
  • German: du
  • Luxembourgish: du
  • Rhine Franconian:
    Palatine German: du
    Pennsylvania German: du
  • Yiddish: ⁧דו(du)

Middle Low German edit

Etymology edit

From Old Saxon thū, from Proto-Germanic *þū.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

  1. thou, you (second person singular nominative)

Declension edit

Descendants edit

Mòcheno edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German du, from Old High German , from Proto-West Germanic *þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū. Cognate with German du, archaic English thou (modern dialectal tha).

Pronoun edit

du

  1. you (thou, singular familiar)

Inflection edit

Personal pronouns
singular plural
1st person i biar
2nd person du ir
3rd person er, si, s sei

References edit

Mokilese edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

du

  1. (intransitive) to sink

Derived terms edit

Norman edit

Etymology edit

From Latin dux, ducem.

Noun edit

du m

  1. duke

Related terms edit

North Frisian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Frisian dwā, from Proto-Germanic *dōną. Cognates include West Frisian dwaan, English do.

Verb edit

du

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) to do
  2. (Föhr-Amrum) to give

Conjugation edit


Northern Kurdish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Iranian *dwáH (compare Persianدو(do), Pashtoدوه(dwa), Avestan𐬛𐬎𐬎𐬀(duua)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *dwáH (compare Sanskrit द्व (dvá), Marathi दोन (don), Hindi दो (do)/Urduدو(do), Punjabi ਦੋ (do)), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁ (compare Russian два (dva), Lithuanian du, Greek δύο (dýo), Spanish dos, English two).

Numeral edit

Central Kurdish دوو()

du

  1. two (2)

Northern Sami edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈtuː/

Pronoun edit

  1. accusative/genitive of don

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse þú (you), from Proto-Germanic *þū (you), from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂ (you).

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

du (objective case deg)

  1. thou, you (second person, singular)

Derived terms edit

  • due (to say 'you' to someone)

Verb edit

du

  1. imperative of due

References edit

See also edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse þú, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Akin to English thou.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

du (objective case deg)

  1. you, thou (second person, singular)

References edit

See also edit


Nupe edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

du

  1. to boil
    Musa dàdà á nakàn duMusa quickly boiled the meat
  2. to brew

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

  1. (of rain) to fall
    Ele è àIt's not raining (literally, “Rain is not falling”)

Etymology 3 edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

du

  1. to shake

Obokuitai edit

Noun edit

du

  1. bird

Further reading edit

Bill Palmer, The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area (→ISBN, 2017), page 531, table 95, Comparative basic vocabulary in Lakes Plain Languages

Old French edit

Alternative forms edit

Contraction edit

du

  1. contraction of de + le (of the)

Old High German edit

 
one drawing of the inscription on the Bülach fibula

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū, whence also Old English þū, Old Norse þú, and ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Perhaps the earliest attestation of the pronoun is the inscription on the Bülach fibula, which may show ᛞᚢ (du) already differentiated from other Germanic languages’ þu.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

  1. thou, you (second-person singular pronoun)
    • 6th-7th century, inscription on the Bülach fibula:
      ᚠᚱᛁᚠᚱᛁᛞᛁᛚ / ᛞᚢ / ...
      frifridil / du / []
      frifridil / du / ...
      frifridil / du / []
      [my] beloved, you / []

Usage notes edit

Some speakers of Old High German appear to have contrasted the "polite" singular (plural forms) with the regular, informal singular (singular forms), as in New High German (Modern German) Sie versus du. This distinction is however not well-attested, and may have been regional, genre-dependent, or only in Late Old High German.

Inflection edit

Old High German personal pronouns
Number Person Gender Nominative Genitive Dative Accusative
Singular First ih
(ihha, ihcha)
mīn mir mih
Second dīn dir dih
Third Masculine er (her) (sīn) imu, imo inan, in
Feminine siu; , si ira (iru, iro) iru, iro sia
Neuter iz es, is imu, imo iz
Plural First wir unsēr uns unsih
Second ir iuwēr iu iuwih
Third Masculine sie iro im, in sie
Feminine sio iro im, in sio
Neuter siu iro im, in siu
Polite form Second   ir iuwēr iu iuwih

Descendants edit

  • Middle High German: du
    • Alemannic German: du
      Swabian: dau, d
    • Bavarian:
      Cimbrian: du
      Mòcheno: du
    • Central Franconian: du, dou
      Hunsrik: du
      Kölsch: do
    • German: du
    • Luxembourgish: du
    • Rhine Franconian:
      Palatine German: du
      Pennsylvania German: du
    • Yiddish: ⁧דו(du)

References edit

  • Heinz Klingenberg, Runenfibel von Bülach, Kanton Zürich. Liebesinschrift aus alemannischer Frühzeit, in the Alemannisches Jahrbuch (1973/75), page 308
  • Heinz Klingenberg, Die Runeninschrift aus Bülach, in Helvetia archaeologica, volume 7 (1976), pages 116–121
  • Stephan Opitz, Südgermanische Runeninschriften im älteren Futhark aus der Merowingerzeit (Freiburg im Breisgau, 1977)

Old Irish edit

Preposition edit

du

  1. Alternative form of do

Mutation edit

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

Pennsylvania German edit

Etymology edit

Compare German du, English thou, Swedish du.

Pronoun edit

du

  1. you, thou

Declension edit

Pite Sami edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

du

  1. those

See also edit

References edit

  • Joshua Wilbur (2014) A grammar of Pite Saami, Berlin: Language Science Press

Romagnol edit

Romagnol numbers (edit)
20
[a], [b] ←  1 2 3  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: du
    Ordinal: șgónd
    Multiplier: dópi
    Fractional: mëẓ

Etymology edit

From Latin dŭo (two).

Pronunciation edit

  • (Central Romagnol): IPA(key): [ˈduː]

Numeral edit

du (feminine )

  1. two

References edit

  • Masotti, Adelmo (1996) Vocabolario Romagnolo Italiano [Romagnol-Italian dictionary] (in Italian), Bologna: Zanichelli, pages 189, 194

Romanian edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

du

  1. second-person singular imperative of duce
    Du-te acasă.
    Go home.

Saterland Frisian edit

Etymology edit

From Old Frisian thū, from Proto-West Germanic *þū.

Pronunciation edit

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

Pronoun edit

du (oblique die)

  1. thou, you

Usage notes edit

  • du is at times omitted when used with a verb.

See also edit

References edit

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “du”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

Scots edit

Pronoun edit

du (objective case dee, vocative dee, possessive determiner dines)

  1. Orkney, Shetland form of thou (thou)

Sranan Tongo edit

Etymology edit

From English do.

Verb edit

du

  1. to do

Noun edit

du

  1. deed, action
  2. (archaic) dance performance

Sumerian edit

Romanization edit

du

  1. Romanization of 𒁺 (du)

Swedish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Swedish þū, from Old Norse þú, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

du

  1. you (subjective case, singular)
    Nisse, du är en liten groda
    Nisse, you are a small frog
    • 1981, X Models (lyrics and music), “Två av oss [Two of us]”:
      Det finns bara en av mig och det är jag. Det finns bara en av dig och det är du. Det finns bara två av oss, och det är vi.
      There is only one of me and that is I. There is only one of you [object] and that is you [subject]. There are only two of us, and that is us [we – subject]. [Swedish has some of the same subject/object fuzziness as English, but a standalone "Det är <pronoun>" idiomatically (through intuition rather than being taught) uses the subject form]
  2. thou
    • 1649, Jacobus Petri Chronander, Bele-Snack, Eller Een Ny Comœdia, act I, scene IV, page 40:
      TV Konstrijke Mästare, godt rådh giff,
      Skall man nu skona thenna skelmens lijff?
      THOU artful Master, good counsel give,
      Should one now spare this scoundrel's life?

Usage notes edit

While du is the traditionally familiar mode of address, it is since the early '70s the standard in almost all circumstances, possibly capitalized in formal communications. This was the result of the so-called du-reformen.

Recently, use of the second-person plural pronoun ni as a less familiar (and thus more formal) pronoun has appeared to some extent, but mainly amongst shopkeepers towards customers.

The same pronoun ni has also been used historically as a formal way of address, but its use has (in particular in Sweden, not so much in Swedish-speaking parts of Finland) been restricted to addressing people of lower social status, whereby a plethora of different constructions were employed as to avoid the issue of pronouns whatsoever. See also the article about T-V distinction in Wikipedia.

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du

  1. his/her

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Compare Italian due

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du m

  1. two

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Sino-Vietnamese word from /.

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du

  1. (only in compounds) to play, amuse oneself, walk, stroll; to travel; to swim [1]

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  1. ^ Dinh-hoa Nguyen (1995), “du”, in NTC's Vietnamese–English Dictionary, →ISBN, page 128

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From Proto-Brythonic *duβ, from Proto-Celtic *dubus, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ-.

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du (feminine singular du, plural duon, equative dued, comparative duach, superlative duaf)

  1. black
    Mae ganddo fo fwstash du.
    He has a black mustache

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

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Colors in Welsh · lliwiau (layout · text)
     gwyn      llwyd      du
             coch; rhudd              oren, melyngoch; brown              melyn; melynwyn
             melynwyrdd              gwyrdd             
             gwyrddlas; glaswyrdd              asur, gwynlas              glas
             fioled; indigo              majenta; porffor              pinc, rhuddwyn

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du

  1. smooth

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  1. to scramble for, to compete
    wọ́n du oúnjẹThey scrambled for food
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  • du before a direct object
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du

  1. (Lagos, intransitive) to run, to sprint
    Synonym:
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  1. (intransitive, of a person or animal) to bleed
    Synonyms: dújẹ̀, ṣẹ̀jẹ̀
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  • ìdú (the act of bleeding)

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Cognate with Igala

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  1. to be black, to be dark
    Antonym: fun
    ó láwọ̀Her skin is dark
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