See also: omu- and ōmu

Corsican edit

Etymology edit

From Latin homo (person, man), from Old Latin hemo, from Proto-Italic *hemō, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰmṓ (earthling). Cognates include Italian uomo (person, man) and Romanian om (human, man).

Noun edit

omu m

  1. person, man
  2. man, male

Pronoun edit


  1. one

Latvian edit

Noun edit

omu f

  1. inflection of oma:
    1. accusative/instrumental singular
    2. genitive plural

Sicilian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin homo (man, human being).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔmu/
  • Hyphenation: ò‧mu

Noun edit

omu m (plural òmini)

  1. man
  2. human being, mankind

Synonyms edit

Sranan Tongo edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Dutch oom.

Noun edit


  1. uncle
  2. (colloquial) ethnic Chinese shopkeeper
    • 1982, R. Jie (lyrics and music), “Ommoe Snesie”, in Cynthia, performed by Conjunto Latinos:
      Mi go na omu Sneisi / Fu go bai brede / Dan mi o poti botro gi en / Dan mi o poti kasi gi en
      I'm going to uncle Chinese / To buy bread / Then I'll put butter on it / Then I'll put cheese on it
  3. (colloquial, by extension) corner store

Ternate edit

Verb edit


  1. (stative) to be ripe

Conjugation edit

Conjugation of omu
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st toomu foomu miomu
2nd noomu niomu
3rd Masculine oomu iomu, yoomu
Feminine moomu
Neuter iomu
- archaic

References edit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh