See also: kūkū, куку, and ку-ку

AklanonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh.

NounEdit

kuku

  1. nail (on fingers and toes)

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

InterjectionEdit

kuku

  1. mourn
  2. The sound of an owl singing.

AnguthimriEdit

NounEdit

kuku

  1. (Mpakwithi) maternal grandfather
  2. (Mpakwithi) paternal aunt

ReferencesEdit

  • Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 186

BasqueEdit

 
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Kuku arrunta.

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic, imitation of the bird’s call. Compare Spanish cuco, English cuckoo, Catalan cucut, Dutch koekoek, Russian кукушка (kukuška) etc.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kuku anim

  1. cuckoo
  2. hidden, lurking

DeclensionEdit

Declension of kuku (animate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive kuku kukua kukuak
ergative kukuk kukuak kukuek
dative kukuri kukuari kukuei
genitive kukuren kukuaren kukuen
comitative kukurekin kukuarekin kukuekin
causative kukurengatik kukuarengatik kukuengatik
benefactive kukurentzat kukuarentzat kukuentzat
instrumental kukuz kukuaz kukuez
inessive kukurengan kukuarengan kukuengan
locative
allative kukurengana kukuarengana kukuengana
terminative kukurenganaino kukuarenganaino kukuenganaino
directive kukurenganantz kukuarenganantz kukuenganantz
destinative kukurenganako kukuarenganako kukuenganako
ablative kukurengandik kukuarengandik kukuengandik
partitive kukurik
prolative kukutzat

Further readingEdit

  • kuku” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • kuku” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Bikol CentralEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Philippine *kukuh, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ku‧ku
  • IPA(key): /ˈkuku/

NounEdit

kuku

  1. Alternative form of kuko (nails (fingers and toes)).

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ku‧ku
  • IPA(key): /kuʔˈku/

NounEdit

kùku

  1. Alternative form of kuko (chin).

Brunei MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *kuku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kuku

  1. (anatomy) nail (on fingers and toes)

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

kuku

  1. cuckoo (the sound of cuckoo)

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kuku in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • kuku in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Central-Pacific *kuku, from Proto-Oceanic *kuku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

NounEdit

kuku

  1. (anatomy) nail (on fingers and toes)

FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkukuˣ/, [ˈkuku(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -uku
  • Syllabification: ku‧ku

VerbEdit

kuku

  1. Indicative present connegative form of kukkua.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of kukkua.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of kukkua.

Etymology 2Edit

Imitative of the sound made by a cuckoo/coua.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuku/, [ˈkuku]
  • Rhymes: -uku
  • Syllabification: ku‧ku

NounEdit

kuku

  1. coua (any terrestrial bird of the genus Coua, in the cuckoo family)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of kuku (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative kuku kukut
genitive kukun kukujen
partitive kukua kukuja
illative kukuun kukuihin
singular plural
nominative kuku kukut
accusative nom. kuku kukut
gen. kukun
genitive kukun kukujen
partitive kukua kukuja
inessive kukussa kukuissa
elative kukusta kukuista
illative kukuun kukuihin
adessive kukulla kukuilla
ablative kukulta kukuilta
allative kukulle kukuille
essive kukuna kukuina
translative kukuksi kukuiksi
instructive kukuin
abessive kukutta kukuitta
comitative kukuineen
Possessive forms of kuku (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person kukuni kukumme
2nd person kukusi kukunne
3rd person kukunsa

IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Malay kuku, from Proto-Malayic *kuku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuku/
  • Hyphenation: ku‧ku

NounEdit

kuku (first-person possessive kukuku, second-person possessive kukumu, third-person possessive kukunya)

  1. (anatomy) nail (on fingers and toes)
  2. claw:
    Synonym: cakar
    1. (anatomy) a curved, pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot of a mammal, reptile, or bird.
    2. a mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting.
  3. (anatomy) hoof: the tip of a toe of an ungulate such as a horse, ox or deer, strengthened by a thick keratin covering.
  4. (figuratively) synonym of kekuasaan

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


JavaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Javanese kuku.

NounEdit

kuku (krama ngoko kuku, krama inggil kanaka)

  1. (anatomy) nail

ReferencesEdit

  • "kuku" in Tim Balai Bahasa Yogyakarta, Kamus Basa Jawa (Bausastra Jawa). Kanisius, Yogyakarta

LaboyaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS₁.

NounEdit

kuku

  1. claw

ReferencesEdit


Limos KalingaEdit

NounEdit

kukú

  1. (anatomy) nail (on fingers and toes)

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *kuku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kuku/
  • Rhymes: -uku, -ku, -u
  • (file)

NounEdit

kuku (Jawi spelling کوکو‎, plural kuku-kuku, informal 1st possessive kukuku, 2nd possessive kukumu, 3rd possessive kukunya)

  1. (anatomy) nail (on fingers and toes)

DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: kuku

Further readingEdit


MapudungunEdit

NounEdit

kuku (Raguileo spelling)

  1. paternal grandmother
  2. grandchild

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

MaquiritariEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kuku

  1. a life-sized figure constructed from tree branches and other natural materials, symbolically killed in the aji'choto weja'kadü ritual

ReferencesEdit

  • Lauer, Matthew Taylor (2005) Fertility in Amazonia: Indigenous Concepts of the Human Reproductive Process Among the Ye’kwana of Southern Venezuela[1], Santa Barbara: University of California, page 239–240

Old JavaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh.

NounEdit

kuku

  1. nail (anatomy)

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

kuku

  1. cuckoo! imitates the voice of a male cuckoo

NounEdit

kuku n (indeclinable)

  1. (childish) boo-boo (minor injury)
    Synonyms: ranka, skaleczenie

Derived termsEdit

interjection

Further readingEdit

  • kuku in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • kuku in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kûkuː/
  • Hyphenation: ku‧ku

InterjectionEdit

kȕkū (Cyrillic spelling ку̏кӯ)

  1. woe
  2. The sound of a cuckoo singing.
  3. Shout in a hide and seek game.

NounEdit

kuku (Cyrillic spelling куку)

  1. dative/locative singular of kuk

NounEdit

kuku (Cyrillic spelling куку)

  1. accusative singular of kuka

ReferencesEdit

  • kuku” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch koek.

NounEdit

kuku

  1. cake, pastry

SundaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kuku

  1. Romanization of ᮊᮥᮊᮥ

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *nkʊ́kʊ́, a variant of Common Bantu *nkókó.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kuku (n class, plural kuku)

  1. chicken, fowl
    Penye kuku wengi, usimwage mtama
    Where there are many fowls, do not spill millet

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit


Tagal MurutEdit

NounEdit

kuku

  1. puppy (young dog)

ThaoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

NounEdit

kuku

  1. (anatomy) fingernail; toenail

TurkishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kuku (definite accusative kukuyu, plural kukular)

  1. (child talk) female genitalia, vagina

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative kuku
Definite accusative kukuyu
Singular Plural
Nominative kuku kukular
Definite accusative kukuyu kukuları
Dative kukuya kukulara
Locative kukuda kukularda
Ablative kukudan kukulardan
Genitive kukunun kukuların

See alsoEdit


YogadEdit

NounEdit

kukú

  1. nail; claw; hoof

NounEdit

kuku

  1. possession