EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Maori huhu (larval form of this beetle), from Proto-Polynesian *fufu (weevil).

NounEdit

huhu (plural huhus)

 
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  1. A beetle, Prionoplus reticularis, endemic to New Zealand.
    Synonym: huhu beetle

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an onomatopoeic root.[1] Related to words such as huh, huhista, huhuilla.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhuhu/, [ˈhuhu]
  • Rhymes: -uhu
  • Syllabification(key): hu‧hu

NounEdit

huhu

  1. rumour
    Huhu kertoo, että etsit uutta työtä.
    Rumour has it you're looking for a new job.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of huhu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative huhu huhut
genitive huhun huhujen
partitive huhua huhuja
illative huhuun huhuihin
singular plural
nominative huhu huhut
accusative nom. huhu huhut
gen. huhun
genitive huhun huhujen
partitive huhua huhuja
inessive huhussa huhuissa
elative huhusta huhuista
illative huhuun huhuihin
adessive huhulla huhuilla
ablative huhulta huhuilta
allative huhulle huhuille
essive huhuna huhuina
translative huhuksi huhuiksi
instructive huhuin
abessive huhutta huhuitta
comitative huhuineen
Possessive forms of huhu (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person huhuni huhumme
2nd person huhusi huhunne
3rd person huhunsa

Derived termsEdit

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words]‎[1] (in Finnish), [note: linked online version also includes some other etymological sources], Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhuːhuː/
  • (file)

InterjectionEdit

huhu

  1. (colloquial) hello

Further readingEdit

  • huhu” in Duden online

HausaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

An areal word found in both Afroasiatic and Nilo-Saharan, cognate to Kanuri fùfú, Bura fufu, Mangas huhu, Ngizim fūfû.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hùː.húː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [hùː.húː]

NounEdit

hū̀hū m (plural hū̀hū, possessed form hū̀hun)

  1. lung

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /húː.hùː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [húː.hùː]

NounEdit

hūhū̀ m (plural hūhunā̀, possessed form hūhùn)

  1. wrapping used to store kola nuts

HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *fufu, from Proto-Oceanic *pupuk, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *bubuk, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bukbuk (weevil).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

huhu

  1. termite (a wood boring insect)

VerbEdit

huhu

  1. (stative) worm-eaten
  2. (stative) rotten

ReferencesEdit

  • “huhu” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

MangasEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

huhu

  1. lungs

ReferencesEdit

  • Blench, Robert; Bulkaam, Michael (2021) An Introduction to Mantsi, a South Bauchi language of Central Nigeria. University of Cambridge.

TonganEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *susu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

huhu

  1. breast; breasts; teat
    Pamphlets in the Tonga language, "Koe Hisitolia o Natula", page 58:
    Oku faa vahe ae kalasi huhu kihe faahiga e hiva, o behe:—
    1. Koe manu nima ua (Bimana)
    There are nine things like parts called the classes which have breasts, like so:—
    1. The animals with two hands (Bimana)
  2. fork
  3. injection

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

huhu

  1. To suck

AdjectiveEdit

huhu

  1. wet

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1897, Shirley Baker, An English and Tongan vocabulary. Wilsons and Horton: Auckland, NZ.

WoiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

NounEdit

huhu

  1. breast (female organ)