See also: ETU, etu-, etü, and ẹtu

Ainu

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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etu (Kana spelling エトゥ)

  1. (anatomy) nose

Finnish

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Etymology

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From Proto-Finnic *etu. Equivalent to esi- +‎ -u; originally "the area in front of something" (now all but confined to etu-), from which the other senses have developed through figurative use, perhaps already in Proto-Finnic.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈetu/, [ˈe̞t̪u]
  • Rhymes: -etu
  • Syllabification(key): e‧tu

Noun

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etu

  1. advantage
  2. benefit, interest
  3. (dated or dialectal) the area in front of something
  4. (dated or dialectal) front (of something)

Declension

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Inflection of etu (Kotus type 1*F/valo, t-d gradation)
nominative etu edut
genitive edun etujen
partitive etua etuja
illative etuun etuihin
singular plural
nominative etu edut
accusative nom. etu edut
gen. edun
genitive edun etujen
partitive etua etuja
inessive edussa eduissa
elative edusta eduista
illative etuun etuihin
adessive edulla eduilla
ablative edulta eduilta
allative edulle eduille
essive etuna etuina
translative eduksi eduiksi
abessive edutta eduitta
instructive eduin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of etu (Kotus type 1*F/valo, t-d gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative etuni etuni
accusative nom. etuni etuni
gen. etuni
genitive etuni etujeni
partitive etuani etujani
inessive edussani eduissani
elative edustani eduistani
illative etuuni etuihini
adessive edullani eduillani
ablative edultani eduiltani
allative edulleni eduilleni
essive etunani etuinani
translative edukseni eduikseni
abessive eduttani eduittani
instructive
comitative etuineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative etusi etusi
accusative nom. etusi etusi
gen. etusi
genitive etusi etujesi
partitive etuasi etujasi
inessive edussasi eduissasi
elative edustasi eduistasi
illative etuusi etuihisi
adessive edullasi eduillasi
ablative edultasi eduiltasi
allative edullesi eduillesi
essive etunasi etuinasi
translative eduksesi eduiksesi
abessive eduttasi eduittasi
instructive
comitative etuinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative etumme etumme
accusative nom. etumme etumme
gen. etumme
genitive etumme etujemme
partitive etuamme etujamme
inessive edussamme eduissamme
elative edustamme eduistamme
illative etuumme etuihimme
adessive edullamme eduillamme
ablative edultamme eduiltamme
allative edullemme eduillemme
essive etunamme etuinamme
translative eduksemme eduiksemme
abessive eduttamme eduittamme
instructive
comitative etuinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative etunne etunne
accusative nom. etunne etunne
gen. etunne
genitive etunne etujenne
partitive etuanne etujanne
inessive edussanne eduissanne
elative edustanne eduistanne
illative etuunne etuihinne
adessive edullanne eduillanne
ablative edultanne eduiltanne
allative edullenne eduillenne
essive etunanne etuinanne
translative eduksenne eduiksenne
abessive eduttanne eduittanne
instructive
comitative etuinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative etunsa etunsa
accusative nom. etunsa etunsa
gen. etunsa
genitive etunsa etujensa
partitive etuaan
etuansa
etujaan
etujansa
inessive edussaan
edussansa
eduissaan
eduissansa
elative edustaan
edustansa
eduistaan
eduistansa
illative etuunsa etuihinsa
adessive edullaan
edullansa
eduillaan
eduillansa
ablative edultaan
edultansa
eduiltaan
eduiltansa
allative edulleen
edullensa
eduilleen
eduillensa
essive etunaan
etunansa
etuinaan
etuinansa
translative edukseen
eduksensa
eduikseen
eduiksensa
abessive eduttaan
eduttansa
eduittaan
eduittansa
instructive
comitative etuineen
etuinensa

Antonyms

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  • (antonym(s) of advantage): haitta

Derived terms

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References

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  • Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish Etymological Dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN

Further reading

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Anagrams

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Noun

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etu f (definite singular eto, indefinite plural etur, definite plural etune)

  1. (pre-1917) alternative form of ete

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Old Norse

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Noun

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etu

  1. accusative/dative/genitive singular of eta

Pali

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Alternative forms

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Verb

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etu

  1. third-person singular imperative active of eti (to come)

Swahili

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Pronunciation

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  • Audio (Kenya):(file)

Adjective

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-etu (declinable)

  1. our (first-person plural possessive adjective)

Inflection

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Tetum

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Noun

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etu

  1. rice (either cooked or being cooked)

Umbundu

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Pronoun

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etu

  1. we (first-person plural pronoun)

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Yoruba

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Alternative forms

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Etymology 1

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Compare with Olukumi ẹtú, proposed to be derived from Proto-Yoruba *V-tú, *è-tú, ultimately from Proto-Edekiri *V-tú. May either be cognate with Àhàn atu, or Ahan may have borrowed this term from Ekiti

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Noun

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ètú

  1. (Ekiti) hat, cap
    Synonyms: fìlà, akẹtẹ̀

Etymology 2

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From Proto-Yoruba *e-tu, from Proto-Edekiri *e-tu, ultimately from Proto-Yoruboid *á-tu

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Noun

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etu

  1. (Ekiti) duiker; (in particularly) Maxwell's duiker
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Etymology 3

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Proposed to be derived from Proto-Yoruba *e-tù

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Noun

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etù

  1. (Ekiti) gunpowder

Etymology 4

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Noun

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etù

  1. (Ekiti) Alternative form of ẹtù (guinea fowl)
    Synonyms: , awó, aghó