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Etymology

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Borrowed from French menu. Doublet of menudo and minute.

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Noun

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menu (plural menus)

  1. The details of the food to be served at a banquet; a bill of fare.
  2. A list containing the food and beverages served at a restaurant, café, or bar. Menus may be printed on paper sheets provided to customers, put on a large poster or display board inside the establishment, displayed outside the restaurant, or digital.
    The server handed us the menu.
    We selected duck pâté and chicken goujons from the menu.
  3. The food or drinks that are available in a restaurant, café, or bar.
    They took the chicken sandwich off their menu.
    We've added a few new dishes to our menu.
  4. (computing, gaming) A list from which the user may select an operation to be performed, often done with a keyboard, mouse, or controller under a graphical user interface
  5. A list or agenda.
    What's on the menu for today's meeting?

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Cebuano: menu
  • Gulf Arabic: منيو (minyu)
  • Japanese: メニュー
  • Thai: เมนู (mee-nuu)
  • Tok Pisin: menyu

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Verb

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menu (third-person singular simple present menus, present participle menuing, simple past and past participle menued)

  1. (transitive, rare) To include (something) in a menu.
    • 1991, Food Management, volume 26, page 139:
      He created this prize-winning dish last December, to serve at a catered dinner that honored benefactors of Nashua Memorial Hospital. At that elaborate holiday repast, Quimby menued the seafood dish as a first course. However, he noted, his dish is substantial enough to serve as a satisfying entree.
    • 1991, School Food Service Journal, volume 45, page 65:
      [] held their own, then that child nutrition program would consider menuing the product in the future. Kater knew he was in trouble when he saw what he was up against that day: pizza and chicken nuggets, two of the most popular school lunches served in today’s schools.
    • 2001, Restaurant Business, volume 100, page 90, column 1:
      Menuing a bisque allows you to charge another dollar or two for the soup. Instead of $8, I can charge $11,” says Beacon’s chef and an owner, Waldy Malouf.
    • 2002, Restaurant Business, volume 101, page 86, column 3:
      He first menued the chop two years ago, expecting a short run, but has seen surprising customer loyalty: “If I took it off the menu, there would be an uprising.”
    • 2003, Restaurant Business, volume 102, page 66, column 3:
      [] scale chef who couldn’t resist menuing the classic. But unlike Regis, Gardner’s take has a few unexpected extras.
    • 2009, Chef, volume 53, page 20:
      Depending upon your customer base, you may want to menu options that are gluten-free (G-F), vegan, macrobiotic, organic or even create a healthful kids’ menu. In fact, none of these categories are mutually exclusive, so you might consider menuing a dessert like Brownies with Cashew Cream, a popular item fitting all those categories, served at the Cal Dining-sponsored “Raw Food Chef Night” at the University of California, Berkeley ([]).
    • 2019, Alan Paris, Filament II: Brighten the World, Bloomington, Ind.: iUniverse, →ISBN:
      Along with the meats, local Gnocchi, Borgotaro malfatti, made from ricotta, herbs, and spinach were menued. The mixture contained eggs and breadcrumbs to bind the ingredients, the chef optioning grated cheese. White truffles, Borgotaro mushrooms and stuffed tortellini bordered the fresh fish catch of the day. The bishop explained, “You’ll find our tastings vary significantly from the cuisine served at your restaurants in New York City– where the Neapolitan and Sicilian sauces are prevalent. []

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Afrikaans

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Noun

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menu (plural menu's)

  1. menu

Cebuano

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Etymology

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From English menu, from French menu. Doublet of minuto and menudo.

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: me‧nu

Noun

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menu

  1. a bill of fare
  2. a menu; a list of dishes offered in a restaurant
  3. a computer menu

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:menu.

Chamicuro

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Noun

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menu

  1. tongue

Chinese

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Etymology

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From English menu.

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menu

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) menu

Czech

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French menu.

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menu n (indeclinable)

  1. menu
    denní menudaily menu
    uživatelské menuuser menu

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  • menu in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • menu in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • menu in Internetová jazyková příručka

Danish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French menu.

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menu c (singular definite menuen, plural indefinite menuer)

  1. menu (all senses)

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Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French menu.

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  • IPA(key): /məˈny/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: me‧nu
  • Rhymes: -y

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menu n (plural menu's, diminutive menuutje n)

  1. menu
    Synonyms: kaart, menukaart, spijskaart
  2. (computing) menu

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Estonian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Finnish meno.

Noun

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menu (genitive menu, partitive menu)

  1. success, popularity

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Declension of menu (ÕS type 17/elu, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative menu menud
accusative nom.
gen. menu
genitive menude
partitive menu menusid
illative mennu
menusse
menudesse
inessive menus menudes
elative menust menudest
allative menule menudele
adessive menul menudel
ablative menult menudelt
translative menuks menudeks
terminative menuni menudeni
essive menuna menudena
abessive menuta menudeta
comitative menuga menudega

Finnish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French menu.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmenu/, [ˈme̞nu]
  • IPA(key): /ˈmenyː/, [ˈme̞nyː]
  • Rhymes: -enu
  • Syllabification(key): me‧nu

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menu

  1. menu, bill of fare (details of the food to be served at a banquet)
    Synonyms: menukortti, menyy
  2. Synonym of ruokalista (menu) (printed list of dishes offered in a restaurant)
  3. (computing) Synonym of valikko (menu) (list from which the user may select an operation to be performed)

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Inflection of menu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative menu menut
genitive menun menujen
partitive menua menuja
illative menuun menuihin
singular plural
nominative menu menut
accusative nom. menu menut
gen. menun
genitive menun menujen
partitive menua menuja
inessive menussa menuissa
elative menusta menuista
illative menuun menuihin
adessive menulla menuilla
ablative menulta menuilta
allative menulle menuille
essive menuna menuina
translative menuksi menuiksi
abessive menutta menuitta
instructive menuin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of menu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative menuni menuni
accusative nom. menuni menuni
gen. menuni
genitive menuni menujeni
partitive menuani menujani
inessive menussani menuissani
elative menustani menuistani
illative menuuni menuihini
adessive menullani menuillani
ablative menultani menuiltani
allative menulleni menuilleni
essive menunani menuinani
translative menukseni menuikseni
abessive menuttani menuittani
instructive
comitative menuineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative menusi menusi
accusative nom. menusi menusi
gen. menusi
genitive menusi menujesi
partitive menuasi menujasi
inessive menussasi menuissasi
elative menustasi menuistasi
illative menuusi menuihisi
adessive menullasi menuillasi
ablative menultasi menuiltasi
allative menullesi menuillesi
essive menunasi menuinasi
translative menuksesi menuiksesi
abessive menuttasi menuittasi
instructive
comitative menuinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative menumme menumme
accusative nom. menumme menumme
gen. menumme
genitive menumme menujemme
partitive menuamme menujamme
inessive menussamme menuissamme
elative menustamme menuistamme
illative menuumme menuihimme
adessive menullamme menuillamme
ablative menultamme menuiltamme
allative menullemme menuillemme
essive menunamme menuinamme
translative menuksemme menuiksemme
abessive menuttamme menuittamme
instructive
comitative menuinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative menunne menunne
accusative nom. menunne menunne
gen. menunne
genitive menunne menujenne
partitive menuanne menujanne
inessive menussanne menuissanne
elative menustanne menuistanne
illative menuunne menuihinne
adessive menullanne menuillanne
ablative menultanne menuiltanne
allative menullenne menuillenne
essive menunanne menuinanne
translative menuksenne menuiksenne
abessive menuttanne menuittanne
instructive
comitative menuinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative menunsa menunsa
accusative nom. menunsa menunsa
gen. menunsa
genitive menunsa menujensa
partitive menuaan
menuansa
menujaan
menujansa
inessive menussaan
menussansa
menuissaan
menuissansa
elative menustaan
menustansa
menuistaan
menuistansa
illative menuunsa menuihinsa
adessive menullaan
menullansa
menuillaan
menuillansa
ablative menultaan
menultansa
menuiltaan
menuiltansa
allative menulleen
menullensa
menuilleen
menuillensa
essive menunaan
menunansa
menuinaan
menuinansa
translative menukseen
menuksensa
menuikseen
menuiksensa
abessive menuttaan
menuttansa
menuittaan
menuittansa
instructive
comitative menuineen
menuinensa
Inflection of menu (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative menu menut
genitive menun menuiden
menuitten
partitive menuta menuita
illative menuhyn
menuhun
menuihin
singular plural
nominative menu menut
accusative nom. menu menut
gen. menun
genitive menun menuiden
menuitten
partitive menuta menuita
inessive menussa menuissa
elative menusta menuista
illative menuhyn
menuhun
menuihin
adessive menulla menuilla
ablative menulta menuilta
allative menulle menuille
essive menuna menuina
translative menuksi menuiksi
abessive menutta menuitta
instructive menuin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of menu (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative menuni menuni
accusative nom. menuni menuni
gen. menuni
genitive menuni menuideni
menuitteni
partitive menutani menuitani
inessive menussani menuissani
elative menustani menuistani
illative menuhyni
menuhuni
menuihini
adessive menullani menuillani
ablative menultani menuiltani
allative menulleni menuilleni
essive menunani menuinani
translative menukseni menuikseni
abessive menuttani menuittani
instructive
comitative menuineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative menusi menusi
accusative nom. menusi menusi
gen. menusi
genitive menusi menuidesi
menuittesi
partitive menutasi menuitasi
inessive menussasi menuissasi
elative menustasi menuistasi
illative menuhysi
menuhusi
menuihisi
adessive menullasi menuillasi
ablative menultasi menuiltasi
allative menullesi menuillesi
essive menunasi menuinasi
translative menuksesi menuiksesi
abessive menuttasi menuittasi
instructive
comitative menuinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative menumme menumme
accusative nom. menumme menumme
gen. menumme
genitive menumme menuidemme
menuittemme
partitive menutamme menuitamme
inessive menussamme menuissamme
elative menustamme menuistamme
illative menuhymme
menuhumme
menuihimme
adessive menullamme menuillamme
ablative menultamme menuiltamme
allative menullemme menuillemme
essive menunamme menuinamme
translative menuksemme menuiksemme
abessive menuttamme menuittamme
instructive
comitative menuinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative menunne menunne
accusative nom. menunne menunne
gen. menunne
genitive menunne menuidenne
menuittenne
partitive menutanne menuitanne
inessive menussanne menuissanne
elative menustanne menuistanne
illative menuhynne
menuhunne
menuihinne
adessive menullanne menuillanne
ablative menultanne menuiltanne
allative menullenne menuillenne
essive menunanne menuinanne
translative menuksenne menuiksenne
abessive menuttanne menuittanne
instructive
comitative menuinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative menunsa menunsa
accusative nom. menunsa menunsa
gen. menunsa
genitive menunsa menuidensa
menuittensa
partitive menutaan
menutansa
menuitaan
menuitansa
inessive menussaan
menussansa
menuissaan
menuissansa
elative menustaan
menustansa
menuistaan
menuistansa
illative menuhynsa
menuhunsa
menuihinsa
adessive menullaan
menullansa
menuillaan
menuillansa
ablative menultaan
menultansa
menuiltaan
menuiltansa
allative menulleen
menullensa
menuilleen
menuillensa
essive menunaan
menunansa
menuinaan
menuinansa
translative menukseen
menuksensa
menuikseen
menuiksensa
abessive menuttaan
menuttansa
menuittaan
menuittansa
instructive
comitative menuineen
menuinensa
Inflection of menu (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative menu menut
genitive menun menuiden
menuitten
partitive menutä menuitä
illative menuhyn
menuhun
menuihin
singular plural
nominative menu menut
accusative nom. menu menut
gen. menun
genitive menun menuiden
menuitten
partitive menutä menuitä
inessive menussä menuissä
elative menustä menuistä
illative menuhyn
menuhun
menuihin
adessive menullä menuillä
ablative menultä menuiltä
allative menulle menuille
essive menunä menuinä
translative menuksi menuiksi
abessive menuttä menuittä
instructive menuin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of menu (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative menuni menuni
accusative nom. menuni menuni
gen. menuni
genitive menuni menuideni
menuitteni
partitive menutäni menuitäni
inessive menussäni menuissäni
elative menustäni menuistäni
illative menuhyni
menuhuni
menuihini
adessive menulläni menuilläni
ablative menultäni menuiltäni
allative menulleni menuilleni
essive menunäni menuinäni
translative menukseni menuikseni
abessive menuttäni menuittäni
instructive
comitative menuineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative menusi menusi
accusative nom. menusi menusi
gen. menusi
genitive menusi menuidesi
menuittesi
partitive menutäsi menuitäsi
inessive menussäsi menuissäsi
elative menustäsi menuistäsi
illative menuhysi
menuhusi
menuihisi
adessive menulläsi menuilläsi
ablative menultäsi menuiltäsi
allative menullesi menuillesi
essive menunäsi menuinäsi
translative menuksesi menuiksesi
abessive menuttäsi menuittäsi
instructive
comitative menuinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative menumme menumme
accusative nom. menumme menumme
gen. menumme
genitive menumme menuidemme
menuittemme
partitive menutämme menuitämme
inessive menussämme menuissämme
elative menustämme menuistämme
illative menuhymme
menuhumme
menuihimme
adessive menullämme menuillämme
ablative menultämme menuiltämme
allative menullemme menuillemme
essive menunämme menuinämme
translative menuksemme menuiksemme
abessive menuttämme menuittämme
instructive
comitative menuinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative menunne menunne
accusative nom. menunne menunne
gen. menunne
genitive menunne menuidenne
menuittenne
partitive menutänne menuitänne
inessive menussänne menuissänne
elative menustänne menuistänne
illative menuhynne
menuhunne
menuihinne
adessive menullänne menuillänne
ablative menultänne menuiltänne
allative menullenne menuillenne
essive menunänne menuinänne
translative menuksenne menuiksenne
abessive menuttänne menuittänne
instructive
comitative menuinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative menunsä menunsä
accusative nom. menunsä menunsä
gen. menunsä
genitive menunsä menuidensä
menuittensä
partitive menutään
menutänsä
menuitään
menuitänsä
inessive menussään
menussänsä
menuissään
menuissänsä
elative menustään
menustänsä
menuistään
menuistänsä
illative menuhynsä
menuhunsä
menuihinsä
adessive menullään
menullänsä
menuillään
menuillänsä
ablative menultään
menultänsä
menuiltään
menuiltänsä
allative menulleen
menullensä
menuilleen
menuillensä
essive menunään
menunänsä
menuinään
menuinänsä
translative menukseen
menuksensä
menuikseen
menuiksensä
abessive menuttään
menuttänsä
menuittään
menuittänsä
instructive
comitative menuineen
menuinensä

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French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French menu, from Old French menu, from Latin minūtus (minute, tiny). Doublet of minute.

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menu (feminine menue, masculine plural menus, feminine plural menues)

  1. slim, small, fine
  2. minor, trifling

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Noun

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menu m (plural menus)

  1. detailed list
  2. menu; a set meal on a menu

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Italian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French menu. Doublet of minuto.

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menu m (invariable)

  1. menu

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Lithuanian

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Noun

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menù

  1. instrumental singular of menas

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menù

  1. first-person singular present of miñti

Middle French

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Etymology

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From Old French menu.

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menu m (feminine singular menue, masculine plural menus, feminine plural menues)

  1. small

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Descendants

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  • French: menu (see there for further descendants)

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Etymology

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From Latin minūtus.

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menu m (oblique and nominative feminine singular menue or menude)

  1. small
    • 12th Century, Unknown, Raoul de Cambrai:
      Trenche la coife de son hauberc menu
      He cut off the head of his small coat of armor

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Descendants

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  • Middle French: menu
    • French: menu (see there for further descendants)

References

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  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (menu)

Polish

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Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

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Etymology 1

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Unadapted borrowing from French menu. Doublet of minuta.

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menu n (indeclinable)

  1. menu, bill of fare (details of the food to be served at a banquet)
  2. menu (printed list of dishes offered in a restaurant)

Etymology 2

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Unadapted borrowing from English menu.

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menu n (indeclinable)

  1. (computing, video games) menu (list from which the user may select an operation to be performed)

Further reading

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

Portuguese

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French menu.[1][2]

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  • (Portugal) IPA(key): (normative) /mɨˈnu/, (common but considered incorrect) /mɛˈnu/[3]

  • Rhymes: -u
  • Hyphenation: me‧nu

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menu m (plural menus)

  1. menu (printed list of dishes offered in a restaurant)
    Synonyms: cardápio, ementa
  2. (computing) menu (list from which the user may select an option)

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Serbo-Croatian

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Noun

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menu (Cyrillic spelling мену)

  1. accusative singular of mena

Slovak

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Etymology 1

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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menu f

  1. accusative singular of mena

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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menu n

  1. dative singular of meno

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menu n (indeclinable)

  1. menu

Further reading

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  • menu”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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menu n (plural menu's, diminutive menuke)

  1. menu

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  • menu”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011