EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

lu (uncountable)

  1. Archaic form of loo (card game).

VerbEdit

lu (third-person singular simple present lus, present participle luing, simple past and past participle lued)

  1. Archaic form of loo (beat at card game).

Etymology 2Edit

A romanization of Chinese (route)

NounEdit

lu (usually uncountable, plural lus)

  1. (historical) Synonym of route or circuit: an administrative division of imperial China.

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


AiwooEdit

NounEdit

lu

  1. life

ReferencesEdit


AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *illu, from Latin illum, accusative of ille. Compare Spanish lo.

PronounEdit

lu, la f, lo n

  1. Third-person singular direct object; him, it

BasqueEdit

NounEdit

lu inan

  1. pussy, vagina

CorsicanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ille (that), from Old Latin olle (that). Cognates include Italian lo (him), il (the) and French le (the, him).

ArticleEdit

lu

  1. Archaic form of u.

PronounEdit

lu

  1. Archaic form of u.

ReferencesEdit

  • lu” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa
  • u, lu” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

DanishEdit

VerbEdit

lu

  1. imperative of lue

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ly/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

lu m (feminine singular lue, masculine plural lus, feminine plural lues)

  1. past participle of lire

FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *illu, from Latin illum. Compare Italian lo.

PronounEdit

lu (third person masculine direct object)

  1. him

Related termsEdit


HausaEdit

PronunciationEdit

IdeophoneEdit

  1. swinging motion

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from ilu (he, him), elu (she, her) and olu (it).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

lu (plural li)

  1. Third-person singular pronoun for referents of any gender; he/him, she/her, it or that
    Me ne savas ka lu es viro o muliero.
    I don't know if he/she is a man or a woman.

Usage notesEdit

Lu is widely used in Ido, and not exclusively when a gendered possessive determiner is inappropriate, but also in order to avoid repetition depending on the user's preferences.

Derived termsEdit

  • li (they, them)
  • lua

Related termsEdit

  • ilu (he, him) (masculine)
  • elu (she, her) (feminine)
  • olu (it) (neuter)

See alsoEdit


IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Betawi Udik lo (you), from Hokkien (). Doublet of lo.

PronounEdit

lu

  1. (chiefly Jakarta, slang) Second-person singular pronoun: you, your, yours

SynonymsEdit

Indonesian informal second-person pronouns:


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

lu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of る゚
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ル゚

JingphoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Burmese လှူ (hlu)

VerbEdit

lu

  1. to offer
  2. to donate

ReferencesEdit

  • Kurabe, Keita (2016-12-31), “Phonology of Burmese loanwords in Jinghpaw”, in Kyoto University Linguistic Research[1], volume 35, DOI:10.14989/219015, ISSN 1349-7804, pages 91–128

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

lu (Zhuyin ˙ㄌㄨ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of

lu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  5. Nonstandard spelling of .
  6. Nonstandard spelling of .
  7. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

NeapolitanEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

lu

  1. Alternative form of 'u

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

lu m

  1. (dialectal) alternative form of lur (lur, trumpet)

ReferencesEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Reduced form of Latin lupus.

NounEdit

lu m (oblique plural lus, nominative singular lus, nominative plural lu)

  1. wolf

SicilianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *illu, from Latin illum, from ille.

ArticleEdit

lu m sg (f la, plural li)

  1. (definite article) the

Related termsEdit

Sicilian articles
Masculine Feminine
indefinite singular un, nu na
definite singular lu, û la, â
definite plural li, î li, î

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Tocharian AEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *luhxeh₂, through a Proto-Tocharian *luwā-. Compare Tocharian B luwo. May be distantly related Old Church Slavonic ловъ (lovŭ, the chase), Serbo-Croatian lȏv (chase; game animal); cf. also Ancient Greek λέων (léōn, lion).

NounEdit

lu

  1. animal

VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *luu, from Proto-Uralic *luwe.

NounEdit

lu

  1. bone

InflectionEdit

Inflection of lu
nominative sing. lu
genitive sing. lun
partitive sing. lud
partitive plur. luid
singular plural
nominative lu lud
accusative lun lud
genitive lun luiden
partitive lud luid
essive-instructive lun luin
translative luks luikš
inessive lus luiš
elative luspäi luišpäi
illative ? luihe
adessive lul luil
ablative lulpäi luilpäi
allative lule luile
abessive luta luita
comitative lunke luidenke
prolative ludme luidme
approximative I lunno luidenno
approximative II lunnoks luidennoks
egressive lunnopäi luidennopäi
terminative I ? luihesai
terminative II lulesai luilesai
terminative III lussai
additive I ? luihepäi
additive II lulepäi luilepäi

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “кость”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Khmer លូ (luu, large jar).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier cái) lu

  1. big vase used to contain water

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lu

  1. Soft mutation of llu.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
llu lu unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ZazakiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

lu ?

  1. fox (Vulpes vulpes)

ZouEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lu

  1. head

ReferencesEdit

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 42