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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hawaiian kapu, from Proto-Polynesian *tapu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *tambu. Doublet of taboo.

NounEdit

kapu (plural kapu or kapus)

  1. Taboo, especially in Hawaiian contexts.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 43:
      The operation of taboos – or kapu – kept society ordered, quite cruelly on occasion.

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FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑpu/, [ˈkɑpu]
  • Hyphenation: ka‧pu

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of kapteeni.

NounEdit

kapu

  1. (colloquial) captain (such as a captain of a ship)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of kapu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative kapu kaput
genitive kapun kapujen
partitive kapua kapuja
illative kapuun kapuihin
singular plural
nominative kapu kaput
accusative nom. kapu kaput
gen. kapun
genitive kapun kapujen
partitive kapua kapuja
inessive kapussa kapuissa
elative kapusta kapuista
illative kapuun kapuihin
adessive kapulla kapuilla
ablative kapulta kapuilta
allative kapulle kapuille
essive kapuna kapuina
translative kapuksi kapuiksi
instructive kapuin
abessive kaputta kapuitta
comitative kapuineen
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

kapu

  1. (dialectal) (wooden) pin

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HawaiianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *tambu. Cognate with Maori tapu.

NounEdit

kapu

  1. taboo, prohibition
  2. something sacred or holy, and thus prohibited or forbidden to most
DescendantsEdit
  • English: kapu

VerbEdit

kapu

  1. (stative) to be prohibited; to be consecrated, to be holy
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from English tub.

NounEdit

kapu

  1. a tub

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowing from English cap.

NounEdit

kapu

  1. a cap
Derived termsEdit

HungarianEdit

 
kapu

EtymologyEdit

From a Turkic language, compare Old Turkic kapug(kapug), Ottoman Turkish قاپو(kapu, gate).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɒpu]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ka‧pu

NounEdit

kapu (plural kapuk)

  1. gate, entrance, (street) door
  2. (sports) goal
 
kapu

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative kapu kapuk
accusative kaput kapukat
dative kapunak kapuknak
instrumental kapuval kapukkal
causal-final kapuért kapukért
translative kapuvá kapukká
terminative kapuig kapukig
essive-formal kapuként kapukként
essive-modal
inessive kapuban kapukban
superessive kapun kapukon
adessive kapunál kapuknál
illative kapuba kapukba
sublative kapura kapukra
allative kapuhoz kapukhoz
elative kapuból kapukból
delative kapuról kapukról
ablative kaputól kapuktól
Possessive forms of kapu
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. kapum kapuim
2nd person sing. kapud kapuid
3rd person sing. kapuja kapui
1st person plural kapunk kapuink
2nd person plural kaputok kapuitok
3rd person plural kapujuk kapuik

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LatvianEdit

NounEdit

kapu m

  1. accusative singular form of kaps
  2. instrumental singular form of kaps
  3. genitive plural form of kaps
  4. genitive plural form of kapi

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kapu

  1. accusative/instrumental singular of kapa

SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

kapu (ma class, plural makapu)

  1. Augmentative of kikapu: large basket