See also: Manu, Man U, manú, ma nữ, and mānu

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Debatably connected to Maori mānu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

manu (plural manus)

  1. (New Zealand, diving) A method of diving similar to a cannonball/bomb but with the lower back entering the water first, causing a large splash.
    • 2013 February 22, Elisha Rolleston, “Best water bombs: Nothin' but manus”, in Stuff[1]:
      For those that don't know what a manu is, you've got your standard bomb, which everyone does, where you curl up and enter the water feet first. But a manu is when you are in a v-shape and essentially your tailbone or lower back enters the water first while you hold that v-shape.
    • 2022 February 23, Diane McCarthy, “Special space allocated for manus after near drowning”, in RNZ[2], archived from the original on 2022-02-23, retrieved 2022-02-23:
      An area of the outdoor pool at Whakatāne Aquatic Centre has been set aside for manus (bombing) after a nine-year-old boy nearly drowned last month.

Brooke's Point PalawanoEdit

PronounEdit

manu

  1. (interrogative) why

Dibabawon ManoboEdit

PronounEdit

manu

  1. (interrogative) how much

FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Central-Pacific *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manuk, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

NounEdit

manu (plural manumanu)

  1. bird (animal)

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑnu/, [ˈmɑnu]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnu
  • Syllabification(key): ma‧nu

NounEdit

manu

  1. (colloquial) studio director
    Synonym: studio-ohjaaja

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of manu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative manu manut
genitive manun manujen
partitive manua manuja
illative manuun manuihin
singular plural
nominative manu manut
accusative nom. manu manut
gen. manun
genitive manun manujen
partitive manua manuja
inessive manussa manuissa
elative manusta manuista
illative manuun manuihin
adessive manulla manuilla
ablative manulta manuilta
allative manulle manuille
essive manuna manuina
translative manuksi manuiksi
instructive manuin
abessive manutta manuitta
comitative manuineen
Possessive forms of manu (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person manuni manumme
2nd person manusi manunne
3rd person manunsa

AnagramsEdit


HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.nu/, [ˈmɐnu]

NounEdit

manu

  1. bird (animal)

Derived termsEdit


KanakanabuEdit

NounEdit

manu

  1. child

KapingamarangiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

NounEdit

manu

  1. bird (animal)

KichwaEdit

NounEdit

manu

  1. debt

ReferencesEdit


LaboyaEdit

NounEdit

manu

  1. chicken

ReferencesEdit

  • Rina, A. Dj.; Kabba, John Lado B. (2011), “manu”, in Kamus Bahasa Lamboya, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat [Dictionary of Lamboya Language, West Sumba Regency], Waikabubak: Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat, page 65

LatinEdit

NounEdit

manū f

  1. ablative singular of manus

LatvianEdit

PronounEdit

manu

  1. accusative singular masculine form of mans
  2. instrumental singular masculine form of mans
  3. genitive plural masculine form of mans
  4. accusative singular feminine form of mans
  5. instrumental singular feminine form of mans
  6. genitive plural feminine form of mans

VerbEdit

manu

  1. 1st person singular present indicative form of manīt

LinduEdit

NounEdit

manu

  1. chicken

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

NounEdit

manu

  1. bird (animal)
  2. (figuratively) a person held in high esteem

ReferencesEdit

  • manu” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

Mori BawahEdit

NounEdit

manu

  1. bird; chicken

ReferencesEdit

  • The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar, 2013, →ISBN, page 685

Mussau-EmiraEdit

NounEdit

manu

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • J. &. M. Brown., Mussau grammar essentials (2007)

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *manu. Near cognates include Old Norse mǫn and Old High German mana.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

manu f

  1. mane

Rapa NuiEdit

 
Te manu.

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *manu. Cognates include Hawaiian manu and Maori manu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.nu/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧nu

NounEdit

manu

  1. bird

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Veronica Du Feu (1996) Rapanui (Descriptive Grammars), Routledge, →ISBN, page 52
  • Paulus Kieviet (2017) A grammar of Rapa Nui[3], Berlin: Language Science Press, →ISBN, page 218

SamoanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

NounEdit

manu

  1. bird (animal)

SardinianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin manus. Compare Catalan , French main, Galician man, Italian mano, Occitan man, Portuguese mão, Romanian mână, Spanish mano.

NounEdit

manu

  1. hand

SicilianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin manus (hand).

NounEdit

manu f (plural manu)

  1. hand

TahitianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

NounEdit

manu

  1. bird (animal)

TetumEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, compare Malay manuk.

NounEdit

manu

  1. bird
  2. chicken

TokelauanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.nu/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧nu

Etymology 1Edit

 
Te manu (1.1/1.2).

From Proto-Polynesian *manu. Cognates include Hawaiian manu and Samoan manu.

NounEdit

manu

  1. animal, beast
  2. (specifically) bird
  3. The upright piece of a canoe's front or back.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

manu

  1. (transitive) to push
  2. (transitive) to strike

ReferencesEdit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[4], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 218

TonganEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

manu

  1. animal
    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)

Derived termsEdit

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