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

English edit

Etymology edit

Debatably connected to Maori mānu.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

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:
      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.

See also edit

Brooke's Point Palawano edit

Pronoun edit

manu

  1. (interrogative) why

Corsican edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

manu m (plural mani)

  1. hand

Further reading edit

  • manu” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

Dibabawon Manobo edit

Pronoun edit

manu

  1. (interrogative) how much

Fijian edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

manu (plural manumanu)

  1. bird (animal)

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From English manager, associated with the given name Manu.

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

manu (colloquial)

  1. studio director
    Synonym: studio-ohjaaja

Declension edit

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
abessive manutta manuitta
instructive manuin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of manu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative manuni manuni
accusative nom. manuni manuni
gen. manuni
genitive manuni manujeni
partitive manuani manujani
inessive manussani manuissani
elative manustani manuistani
illative manuuni manuihini
adessive manullani manuillani
ablative manultani manuiltani
allative manulleni manuilleni
essive manunani manuinani
translative manukseni manuikseni
abessive manuttani manuittani
instructive
comitative manuineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative manusi manusi
accusative nom. manusi manusi
gen. manusi
genitive manusi manujesi
partitive manuasi manujasi
inessive manussasi manuissasi
elative manustasi manuistasi
illative manuusi manuihisi
adessive manullasi manuillasi
ablative manultasi manuiltasi
allative manullesi manuillesi
essive manunasi manuinasi
translative manuksesi manuiksesi
abessive manuttasi manuittasi
instructive
comitative manuinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative manumme manumme
accusative nom. manumme manumme
gen. manumme
genitive manumme manujemme
partitive manuamme manujamme
inessive manussamme manuissamme
elative manustamme manuistamme
illative manuumme manuihimme
adessive manullamme manuillamme
ablative manultamme manuiltamme
allative manullemme manuillemme
essive manunamme manuinamme
translative manuksemme manuiksemme
abessive manuttamme manuittamme
instructive
comitative manuinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative manunne manunne
accusative nom. manunne manunne
gen. manunne
genitive manunne manujenne
partitive manuanne manujanne
inessive manussanne manuissanne
elative manustanne manuistanne
illative manuunne manuihinne
adessive manullanne manuillanne
ablative manultanne manuiltanne
allative manullenne manuillenne
essive manunanne manuinanne
translative manuksenne manuiksenne
abessive manuttanne manuittanne
instructive
comitative manuinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative manunsa manunsa
accusative nom. manunsa manunsa
gen. manunsa
genitive manunsa manujensa
partitive manuaan
manuansa
manujaan
manujansa
inessive manussaan
manussansa
manuissaan
manuissansa
elative manustaan
manustansa
manuistaan
manuistansa
illative manuunsa manuihinsa
adessive manullaan
manullansa
manuillaan
manuillansa
ablative manultaan
manultansa
manuiltaan
manuiltansa
allative manulleen
manullensa
manuilleen
manuillensa
essive manunaan
manunansa
manuinaan
manuinansa
translative manukseen
manuksensa
manuikseen
manuiksensa
abessive manuttaan
manuttansa
manuittaan
manuittansa
instructive
comitative manuineen
manuinensa

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

Hawaiian edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.nu/, [ˈmɐ.nu]

Noun edit

manu

  1. bird (animal)

Derived terms edit

Kanakanabu edit

Noun edit

manu

  1. child

Kapingamarangi edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

manu

  1. bird (animal)

Kichwa edit

Noun edit

manu

  1. debt

References edit

Laboya edit

Noun edit

manu

  1. chicken

References edit

  • 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

Latin edit

Noun edit

manū f

  1. ablative singular of manus

Latvian edit

Pronoun edit

manu

  1. inflection of mans:
    1. accusative/instrumental singular masculine/feminine
    2. genitive plural masculine/feminine

Verb edit

manu

  1. first-person singular present indicative of manīt

Lindu edit

Noun edit

manu

  1. chicken

Maori edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

manu

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

References edit

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

Mori Bawah edit

Noun edit

manu

  1. bird; chicken

References edit

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

Mussau-Emira edit

Noun edit

manu

  1. water

References edit

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

Old English edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

manu f

  1. mane

Declension edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Middle English: mane, mayn
    • English: mane
    • Scots: mane

Rapa Nui edit

 
Te manu.

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

manu

  1. bird

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • Veronica Du Feu (1996) Rapanui (Descriptive Grammars), Routledge, →ISBN, page 52
  • Paulus Kieviet (2017) A grammar of Rapa Nui[4], Berlin: Language Science Press, →ISBN, page 218

Samoan edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

manu

  1. bird (animal)

Sardinian edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

manu

  1. hand

Sicilian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin manus (hand).

Noun edit

manu f (plural manu)

  1. hand

Tahitian edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

manu

  1. bird (animal)

Tetum edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

manu

  1. bird
  2. chicken

Tokelauan edit

Pronunciation edit

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

Etymology 1 edit

 
Te manu (1.1/1.2).

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

Noun edit

manu

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

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

manu

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

References edit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[5], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 218

Tongan edit

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Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

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 terms edit