See also: puķu, pūķu, -puku, and пуку

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpuːkuː/
  • Hyphenation: pu‧ku

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

puku (plural pukus)

  1. A small antelope found in Central Africa (Kobus vardonii)
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Maori puku.

NounEdit

puku (plural pukus)

  1. (New Zealand) The belly.
    • 2011, Anahera Gildea, Anita Tipene, Ann French, Huia Short Stories 9: Contemporary Maori Fiction (volume 9)
      He groaned loud with his mouth open. Then he wet himself. And then he rolled over on to his puku.

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpuku/, [ˈpuku]
  • Rhymes: -uku
  • Syllabification: pu‧ku

Etymology 1Edit

puk- +‎ -u

NounEdit

puku

  1. suit (set of clothes to be worn together, now especially a man's matching jacket and trousers)
    Synonym: sprigi
    Nick vuokrasi häihin laivastonsinisen puvun.
    Nick hired a navy-blue suit for the wedding.
  2. suit (single garment that is a complete attire for a given task or activity)
    avaruuspuku, suojapuku, uimapukuspace suit, protective suit, swimsuit
  3. dress (item of clothing which both covers the upper part of the body and includes skirts below the waist)
    Synonyms: leninki, mekko
  4. dress, apparel, clothing, attire, outfit
    Synonyms: asu, vaatteet
  5. (in compounds) changing, dressing (of clothes)
    Synonym: pukeutuminen
    pukuhuonechanging room / dressing room
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of puku (Kotus type 1/valo, k-v gradation)
nominative puku puvut
genitive puvun pukujen
partitive pukua pukuja
illative pukuun pukuihin
singular plural
nominative puku puvut
accusative nom. puku puvut
gen. puvun
genitive puvun pukujen
partitive pukua pukuja
inessive puvussa puvuissa
elative puvusta puvuista
illative pukuun pukuihin
adessive puvulla puvuilla
ablative puvulta puvuilta
allative puvulle puvuille
essive pukuna pukuina
translative puvuksi puvuiksi
instructive puvuin
abessive puvutta puvuitta
comitative pukuineen
Possessive forms of puku (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person pukuni pukumme
2nd person pukusi pukunne
3rd person pukunsa
SynonymsEdit
CompoundsEdit
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Zulu mpuku.

NounEdit

puku

  1. puku (antelope Kobus vardonii)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of puku (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative puku pukut
genitive pukun pukujen
partitive pukua pukuja
illative pukuun pukuihin
singular plural
nominative puku pukut
accusative nom. puku pukut
gen. pukun
genitive pukun pukujen
partitive pukua pukuja
inessive pukussa pukuissa
elative pukusta pukuista
illative pukuun pukuihin
adessive pukulla pukuilla
ablative pukulta pukuilta
allative pukulle pukuille
essive pukuna pukuina
translative pukuksi pukuiksi
instructive pukuin
abessive pukutta pukuitta
comitative pukuineen
Possessive forms of puku (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person pukuni pukumme
2nd person pukusi pukunne
3rd person pukunsa

AnagramsEdit


Guinea-Bissau CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese pouco. Cognate with Kabuverdianu poku.

PronounEdit

puku

  1. few

IngrianEdit

NounEdit

puku

  1. dress

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

puku m (invariable)

  1. puku (Kobus vardonii)

Further readingEdit

  • puku in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

MaoriEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

puku

  1. (anatomy) stomach, belly

Northern SothoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English book.

NounEdit

puku

  1. book

Old TupiEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

puku

  1. long, elongate

ReferencesEdit


TsouEdit

NounEdit

puku

  1. owl