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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

motu (plural motus)

  1. A reef islet formed by broken coral and sand, surrounding an atoll.

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

motu

  1. Motu (language)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of motu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative motu
genitive motun
partitive motua
illative motuun
singular plural
nominative motu
accusative nom. motu
gen. motun
genitive motun
partitive motua
inessive motussa
elative motusta
illative motuun
adessive motulla
ablative motulta
allative motulle
essive motuna
translative motuksi
instructive
abessive motutta
comitative

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IsubuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀ntʊ̀.

NounEdit

motu m (plural batu)

  1. a man, an adult male

ReferencesEdit

  • Joseph Merrick, Alfred Saker, A Grammar of the Isubu Tongue (1852)

LatinEdit

NounEdit

mōtū

  1. ablative singular of mōtus

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *motu.

NounEdit

motu

  1. island, country, land, nation, clump of trees, ship - anything separated or isolated
  2. cut, wound

VerbEdit

motu

  1. to sever, cut, cut off, set free, separate
  2. to be separated, moved to a distance - especially in the phrase motu ki te ara
  3. to be set free, escape
  4. (stative) to be cut, severed

ReferencesEdit

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

NiueanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *motu

NounEdit

motu

  1. island

Rapa NuiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *motu

NounEdit

motu

  1. island (usually a small islet)

TahitianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *motu

NounEdit

motu

  1. island

TonganEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *motu

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motu

  1. island

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