See also: Gnu, GNU, gnú, and gnû

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Taken from Nama [Term?], likely onomatopoeic of the grunt-type noise of the gnu.

PronunciationEdit

In the UK, "gnu" is pronounced nearly ubiquitously as /ɡəˈnuː/ due to the cultural impact of the 1957 Flanders and Swann song The Gnu.

NounEdit

 
a few gnus

gnu (plural gnus or gnu)

  1. A large antelope of the genus Connochaetes, native to Africa, having curved horns.

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DanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From German Gnu, from Afrikaans ghnoe, from Bantu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡnuː/, [ɡ̊nuːˀ]

NounEdit

gnu c (singular definite gnuen, plural indefinite gnuer)

  1. gnu, wildebeest

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FinnishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡnu(ː)/, [ˈɡnu(ː)]
  • Rhymes: -u
  • Syllabification: gnu

NounEdit

gnu

  1. gnu, wildebeest (antelope of the genus Connochaetes)
  2. black wildebeest, white-tailed gnu, Connochaetes gnou (large antelope native to south Africa)
  3. blue wildebeest, brindled gnu, Connochaetes taurinus (large antelope native to eastern Africa)

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ItalianEdit

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gnu m (invariable)

  1. gnu
  2. wildebeest, kokoon

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From an African language, via German Gnu

NounEdit

gnu m (definite singular gnuen, indefinite plural gnuer, definite plural gnuene)

  1. a gnu or wildebeest (large antelope)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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From German Gnu, from Afrikaans ghnoe. Ultimately Nama.

NounEdit

gnu m (definite singular gnuen, indefinite plural gnuar, definite plural gnuane)

  1. a gnu or wildebeest (large antelope)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse gnúa. Cognate with Icelandic núa.

VerbEdit

gnu (present tense gnur, past tense gnudde, past participle gnudd/gnutt, passive infinitive gnuast, present participle gnuande, imperative gnu)

  1. (transitive) to rub hard
  2. (transitive) to compress, crush
  3. (intransitive) to work hard and evenly
  4. (intransitive) to nag

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PolishEdit

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gnu n

  1. gnu

PortugueseEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gnu m (plural gnus)

  1. gnu

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Old Norse gnýr (clash, din) and gnyðr (murmur).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ŋʉ́ː], [ɡ̊ɳʉ́ː] (example of pronunciation)
    Rhymes: -ʉ́ː

NounEdit

gnu n (definite singular gnue)

  1. roaring, rumbling

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gnu

  1. singular present of gnuu
  2. singular imperative of gnuu