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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay hantu.

NounEdit

hantu (plural hantu-hantu, first-person possessive hantuku, second-person possessive hantumu, third-person possessive hantunya)

  1. ghost (spirit appearing after death)

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *qantu (compare Iban antu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qanitu (compare Samoan aitu), from Proto-Austronesian *qaNiCu (compare Bunun hanitu).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hantu (Jawi spelling هنتو‎, plural hantu-hantu, informal first-person possessive hantuku, informal second-person possessive hantumu, third-person possessive hantunya)

  1. ghost (spirit appearing after death)
    Ia takut hantu.
    He is afraid of ghosts.
  2. demon (evil spirit)
    Ia sakit setelah kesurupan hantu.
    He fell ill after being possessed by demons.

Derived termsEdit