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mu

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Ν ν
Ancient Greek: νῦ
Wikipedia article on nu

Etymology 1

Name for the letter of the Greek alphabet Ν ‎(N) and ν ‎(n).

Pronunciation

Noun

nu ‎(uncountable)

  1. Name for the letter of the Greek alphabet Ν ‎(N) and ν ‎(n).
  2. A measure of constringence in lenses or prisms.
Translations

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Yiddish נו ‎(nu).

Pronunciation

Interjection

nu

  1. (Jewish) An exclamation of surprise, emphasis, doubt, etc.
Translations

Etymology 3

Phonetic respelling of new.

Adjective

nu ‎(comparative more nu, superlative most nu)

  1. (slang spelling) new
Derived terms

Anagrams


Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *nu, from Proto-Indo-European *nu ‎(now). Related to ni. Compare Ancient Greek νῦν ‎(nûn), Old High German nu ‎(now)[1].

Adverb

nu

  1. when
Related terms

References

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V. Orel, Koninklijke Brill, Leiden 2000

Ama

Pronunciation

Noun

nu

  1. house

Aromanian

Etymology

From Latin nōn. Compare Daco-Romanian nu.

Adverb

nu

  1. no
  2. not

Interjection

nu

  1. no

Antonyms


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós.

Pronunciation

Adjective

nu m ‎(feminine nua, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nues)

  1. nude, naked
  2. (of things, such as trees, mountains, houses, etc.) barren, bare

Derived terms


Dalmatian

Etymology 1

From Latin novem.

Numeral

nu

  1. nine

Etymology 2

From Latin nōs.

Pronoun

nu

  1. (second-person plural pronoun) we
Related terms

See also


Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse ‎(now), from Proto-Indo-European *nu ‎(now).

Pronunciation

Noun

nu n (singular definite nuet, not used in plural form)

  1. now (present time), present (current time)
  2. moment
  3. instant

Adverb

nu

  1. now

Conjunction

nu

  1. now

Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Middle Dutch nu, from Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb

nu

  1. now, at the present moment
    Kom je nu of morgen?
    Will you be coming now or tomorrow?
  2. now, this time (indicating a certain amount of impatience)
    Wat is er nu weer dan?
    What is it now?

Synonyms

Conjunction

nu

  1. now (that)
    Nu je het zegt, weet ik het weer.
    Now you're saying it, I do remember it.

Elfdalian

Etymology

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *nu. Cognate with Swedish nu.

Adverb

nu

  1. now, at this time

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Interjection

nu

  1. well (as in “Well, I think...”)

Ewe

Noun

nu

  1. mouth

French

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old French nu, from Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós.

Adjective

nu m ‎(feminine singular nue, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nues)

  1. (person): naked, nude
  2. (body, tree): bare

Noun

nu m ‎(plural nu)

  1. nu (Greek letter)

Anagrams

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Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese nuu, from Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós.

Adjective

nu m (feminine singular núa, masculine plural nus, feminine plural núas)

  1. naked, nude
  2. bare, barren

Related terms


German

Etymology 1

From Middle High German nu, nuo. The form without final -n remained common in dialects and was reinforced by German Low German nu, from Middle Low German .

Pronunciation

Adverb

nu

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of nun
Derived terms

Interjection

nu

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of nun

Etymology 2

From a Slavic dialect, most probably Sorbian. Compare Czech ano ‎(yes), Polish no ‎(yeah).

Pronunciation

Interjection

nu

  1. (colloquial, regional, Upper Saxonian) yes; yeah; expresses agreement or understanding

Gothic

Romanization

nu

  1. Romanization of 𐌽𐌿

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun

nu m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. The name of the letter N

Anagrams


Japanese

Romanization

nu

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Latvian

Particle

nu

  1. well
    Nu labi!‎ ― Very well!
  2. now
    Ko nu?‎ ― What now?

Interjection

nu

  1. well
    Nu, kas notika?‎ ― Well, what happened?

Lojban

Cmavo

nu ‎(rafsi nun, selma'o NU )

  1. Event abstractor, similar in meaning to an infinitive or gerund.
    klama‎ ― go, goes, went.
    lo klama‎ ― a goer.
    lo nu klama‎ ― a going.

Usage notes

  • A sumti phrase begun with nu ends with the elidable terminator kei unless no ambiguity results (in which case the terminator is elided).

Derived terms

See also


Mandarin

Romanization

nu

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

Usage notes

  • 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.

Mauritian Creole

Pronoun

nu

  1. Alternative spelling of nou

See also


Neapolitan

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin ūnus.

Pronunciation

Article

nu m sg

  1. a, an

Norman

Etymology

From Old French nu, from Latin nūdus.

Adjective

nu m

  1. (Jersey) bare

Northern Sami

Etymology

This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions.

Adverb

nu

  1. so, thus, like that
  2. so, to that extent

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb

  1. now
    wat unbīdan we ?
    what are we waiting for now?

Descendants


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb

  1. now

Old French

Etymology

From Latin nūdus.

Adjective

nu m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular nue)

  1. naked

Adverb

nu m ‎(feminine nue)

  1. naked

Descendants

  • French: nu

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb

  1. now

Pali

Particle

nu

  1. then, now

Pará Arára

Alternative forms

Noun

nu

  1. tumour; abscess

References

  1. 2010, Isaac Costa de Souza, A Phonological Description of “Pet Talk” in Arara (MA), SIL Brazil, page 42.

Polish

Interjection

nu

  1. quick!, forward!

See also


Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • (obsolete, now a common misspelling)
  • (obsolete)

Etymology

From Old Portuguese nuu, from Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós.

Pronunciation

Adjective

nu ‎(feminine singular nua, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nuas, comparable)

  1. naked, nude

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin nōn.

Pronunciation

Adverb

nu

  1. no
  2. not

Antonyms


Saterland Frisian

Interjection

nu

  1. well

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nǫ.

Pronunciation

Conjunction

nu

  1. (Croatia) but
  2. (Croatia) however

Synonyms


Sicilian

Article

nu m sg

  1. (indefinite) a, an

See also

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

Usage notes

Nu is used only before words beginning with the letter z or s and a consonant, like the Italian uno


Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *nu.

Pronunciation

Adverb

nu (not comparable)

  1. now, at this moment

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English new.

Adjective

nu

  1. new
  2. fresh

Upper Saxon

Adverb

nu

  1. yes

Volapük

Adverb

nu

  1. now

Derived terms


Wauja

Pronoun

nu

  1. me (first-person singular indirect object pronoun)
    Pinyanka nu! Katsa umawiu? Nama!
    Tell me! What did [he] say? Come on!
    Puputatain nu kuapi.
    Give me a little [bit of] cotton thread.

Related terms

  • natu (I,me, my, mine)

References

  • E. Ireland field notes. Needs to be checked by a native speaker.
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