Translingual edit

Symbol edit

hu

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Hungarian.

English edit

Etymology edit

Clipping of human, first offered for usage by Mikhail Epstein, professor of cultural theory at Emory University (in 2003).[1]

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

hu (third-person singular, nominative case, reflexive huself) (epicene, nonstandard)

  1. (neologism) they (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.
    • 2002 January 3, Bryan T. McMahon, quoting Sasha Newborn, “A terrible book”, in The Ponchatoula Times[2], page 7:
      Hu is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, of hieroglyphics; exhibiting in hus solutions of each and all a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension preternatural.
    • 2003 October 14, Mikhail Epstein, “"Hu," from "human," as a gender-neutral pronoun”, in [3] (Usenet), message-ID <f732cdb7.0310141153.6c715df8@posting.google.com>:
      When the lecturer arrives, hu will be speaking on the topic of anonymity.
    • 2007 November 29, Mikhail Epstein, “hu”, in International Society for Universal Dialog[4], archived from the original on 2 January 2012:
      It's the vice-president's job to support the president and take hus place when hu is away.
    • 2008 March, Christoph Hitz, “Hu, Me?”, in Mother Jones[5], →ISSN:
      Maybe, but if his/herstory's any guide, hu has hu work cut out for hu.
  2. (neologism) them (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular object pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns him and her.
    • 2006, Perry Anderson with Glenn Burgess, edited by D. N. DeLuna, The Political Imagination in History: Essays Concerning J.G.A. Pocock[6], Owlworks, →ISBN, page 175:
      One of his favorite metaphors for the historian, drawn from the "Preface" to Hegel's Philosophy of Right, likens hu to the owl of Minerva, whose flight at dusk provided the setting for mature reflection on the day that had passed.
  3. (neologism) their (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular possessive adjective, coordinate with his and her.
    • 2006 October 1, “He said, she said, hu said”, in Los Angeles Times[7]:
      Now, however, the editorial writer has a new weapon in hu arsenal.
    • 2006 November 17, Rob Kyff, “Hu Joins Heesh As Neutral Pronoun”, in Hartford Courant[8], archived from the original on 5 March 2016:
      If hu doesn't do hu homework, I will fail hu.

Hyponyms edit

Derived terms edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Archived copy”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1], 2017 December 2 (last accessed), archived from the original on 18 November 2020

Anagrams edit

Abau edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

hu

  1. water

References edit

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Acehnese edit

Etymology edit

Possible Austroasiatic origin. Compare with Bahnar huur

Pronunciation edit

IPA(key): /hu/

Verb edit

hu

  1. to light up or burn
    Apui ka hu.
    The fire has been lit
  2. (figurative) to feel your heart burning; as in due to anger or eating something spicy.

Ainu edit

Verb edit

hu (Kana spelling )

  1. to be raw, uncooked
    • アエㇷ゚ アエ カ エラミㇱカリ ㇷ゚ ネ クス[1]
      hu aep a=e ka eramiskari p ne kusu
      I have never eaten raw food
    • ネア メノコポ カ ネア チ アエㇷ゚ カ チェㇷ゚ カ アコレ[2]
      nea menokopo ka nea ci aep ka hu cep ka a=kore
      I also gave the girl cooked food and raw fish.

Conjugation edit

References edit

  • John Batchelor (1905) An Ainu-English-Japanese dictionary (including a grammar of the Ainu language)[9], Tokyo, London: Methodist Publishing House; Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner Co., page 133, available online here
  1. ^ 木村きみ (1969) “21-2 ウエペケㇾ「アサハ セタネ イカㇻ」(姉が私を犬にした)”, in 第2年次調査研究報告書3/3, 文化庁 アイヌ語の保存・継承に必要なアーカイブ化に関する調査研究事業, published 2015年3月
  2. ^ 貝澤とぅるしの (1969) “2-2 ウエペケㇾ「ランコ カッケマッ」(桂の木の女神)”, in 第2年次調査研究報告書1/3, 文化庁 アイヌ語の保存・継承に必要なアーカイブ化に関する調査研究事業, published 2015年3月

Akan edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

hu

  1. to see
  2. to discern, to descry, to find

References edit

  1. ^ Kotey, Paul A. (1998). Twi-English/English-Twi Dictionary. New York: Hippocrene Books. →ISBN

Albanian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Albanian *skuna < *skuja + *-na, from Proto-Indo-European *skuy-os < *skwey-.

Compare Norwegian/Faroese skon (snout)), from Proto-Indo-European *skewd-.[1] More at hedh.

Noun edit

hu m (plural hunj, definite huri, definite plural hunjtë)

  1. wooden post, fencepost
  2. stake, picket
  3. pole, stilt
  4. (colloquial) penis

Related terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Adam Hyllested, “Albanian hundë ‘nose’ and Faroese, SW Norwegian skon ‘snout’”, in Proceedings of the 23rd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (Bremen: Hempen, 2012), 73-81.

Central Mazahua edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

hu (upper case Hu)

  1. A letter of the Mazahua alphabet.

Chamorro edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku. Cognates include Javanese aku and Indonesian aku.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

hu

  1. I

Usage notes edit

See also edit

References edit

  • Donald M. Topping (1973) Chamorro Reference Grammar[11], Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Chibcha edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

hu

  1. Alternative form of bhu

References edit

  • Gómez Aldana D. F., Análisis morfológico del Vocabulario 158 de la Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia. Grupo de Investigación Muysccubun. 2013.

Danish edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse hugr, from Proto-Germanic *hugiz.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

hu c (singular definite huen, not used in plural form)

  1. inclination, sympathy
  2. mind
Derived terms edit

References edit

hu,2” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

hu

  1. imperative of hue

Etymology 3 edit

Onomatopoetic.

Pronunciation edit

Interjection edit

hu

  1. An expression of eeriness, horror or a very strong emotion

References edit

hu,1” in Den Danske Ordbog

Esperanto edit

Pronunciation edit

Interjection edit

hu

  1. oh, ooh, oof, wow (indicating surprise or another strong emotion)
    Hu...mi kredis, ke tio ne veris.
    Oh...I thought that wasn't true.

See also edit

German edit

Interjection edit

hu

  1. an exclamation of feeling cold

Further reading edit

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

Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

An onomatopoeia.

Pronunciation edit

Interjection edit

hu

  1. boo (a loud exclamation intended to scare someone, especially a child)
  2. ah, oh (use to express fright)
    Hu, de megijedtem!Ah, you startled me!
  3. ugh (used to express repugnance, disgust)
  4. hoot (cry of an owl; see huhog)

Further reading edit

  • (frightening someone or expressing horror): hu in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (imitating a dog): hu in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

hu

  1. The katakana syllable ホゥ (hu) in Hepburn-like romanization.

Kriol edit

Etymology edit

From English who.

Pronoun edit

hu

  1. (interrogative) who

Lower Sorbian edit

Preposition edit

hu (with genitive)

  1. Obsolete spelling of wu

Maltese edit

Etymology edit

From Arabic هُوَ (huwa).

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

hu

  1. Alternative form of huwa

Inflection edit

    Inflected forms of hu
positive huwa, hu
negative mhuwiex, mhux
possessive pronoun tiegħu
basic suffix -u, -h
direct object suffix -u, -h
indirect object suffix -lu

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

hu

  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

Determiner edit

hu

  1. Alternative spelling of u

Pronoun edit

hu

  1. Alternative spelling of u; accusative/dative of gi

Middle English edit

Pronoun edit

hu

  1. Alternative form of heo (she)

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronoun edit

hu (accusative henne, genitive hennes)

  1. (Non-standard since 1959) she, (third person singular, feminine)

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse hon.

Pronoun edit

hu

  1. (dialectal, nonstandard) alternative form of ho (she)

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Norse , originally onomatopoeic.

Interjection edit

hu

  1. Used to express discomfort.
  2. boo hoo
  3. hoot

References edit

Old English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *hwō. Cognate with Old Frisian , Old Saxon (Dutch hoe), Old High German wuo.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

  1. how, in all senses, including:
    1. to what degree
      eald is þīn dohtor?
      How old is your daughter?
      miċel gold hæfst þū on þē?
      How much gold do you have on you?
    2. in what manner
      sæġþ man þæt on Englisċ?
      How do you say that in English?
      færest þū?
      How are you? (Literally: "How are you faring?")
    3. in what state
      wæs þīn dæġ?
      How was your day?
      Þū canst Ælfrēd cyning? is hē?
      You know King Alfred? What is he like?
  2. used in exclamations
  3. used to introduce negative rhetorical questions

Descendants edit

  • Middle English: how, hou, howe, hu, hwu, whu, wou, wu
    • English: how
    • Geordie English: hoo
    • Scots: hoo, how, foo
    • Yola: fowe, how

Conjunction edit

  1. how, in all senses:
    1. in what manner
      Iċ leornode man wæġn ġebētt.
      I learned how to repair a wagon.
      Hīe āscodon hīe helpan meahten.
      They asked how they could help.
    2. that, the fact that (introducing direct statements)
      Iċ him sæġde iċ wǣre æt hām ealne dæġ and ne ġehīerde nāwiht.
      I told them how I'd been at home all day and hadn't heard a thing.
      Þæt is tō wundriġenne hīe þā bryċġe swā hrædlīċe ġefyldon.
      It's amazing how they completed the bridge so quickly.

Descendants edit

Old French edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation edit

Interjection edit

hu

  1. a shouting noise made when pursuing someone or something

Noun edit

hu oblique singularm (oblique plural hus, nominative singular hus, nominative plural hu)

  1. commotion; racket (noisy situation)

References edit

Old Saxon edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *hwō.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

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  1. how

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hu

  1. how

Synonyms edit

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection edit

hu

  1. hoot (cry made by an owl)

Sumerian edit

Romanization edit

hu

  1. Romanization of 𒄷 (ḫu)

White Hmong edit

Etymology edit

Probably borrowed from Chinese (to exhale; to shout, call).[1]

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

hu

  1. to call
    Hu kuv.Call me.

References edit

  • Heimbach, Ernest E. (1979) White Hmong — English Dictionary[12], SEAP Publications, →ISBN.

Yanomamö edit

Noun edit

hu

  1. nose

References edit

  • Lizot, Jacques (2004) Diccionario enciclopédico de la lengua yãnomãmɨ (in Spanish), Vicariato apostólico de Puerto Ayacucho, →ISBN

Zou edit

 
Hu.

Etymology edit

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *khuu, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *kəw-n/t. Cognates include Chinese (hūn) and Burmese ခိုး (hkui:).

Pronunciation edit

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Noun edit

hu

  1. steam

References edit

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 40