EnglishEdit

NounEdit

ratu (plural ratus)

  1. A Fijian chief.
    • 2006, Thomas Reuter, Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land (page 257)
      For the purposes of this discussion, however, it is sufficient to know that all land is traditionally vested in the ratu, and there are no higher order structures of customary landownership.

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

NounEdit

ratu m (plural ratos)

  1. mouse
  2. while; short time
  3. reflection

FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Central Pacific *ratu, from Proto-Oceanic *ratu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu. Cognate with Toba Batak datu, Malay datuk, Javanese ratu.

NounEdit

ratu

  1. a monarch or honorific title used by Fijians of chiefly rank for males

Coordinate termsEdit

  • adi (for females)

IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Malay ratu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu. Doublet of datu and datuk.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈratu/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧tu

NounEdit

ratu (plural ratu-ratu, first-person possessive ratuku, second-person possessive ratumu, third-person possessive ratunya)

  1. (archaic) monarch.
    Synonym: raja
  2. queen:
    1. queen regnant: female monarch
      Synonym: rani
    2. queen consort: wife of a king
      Synonyms: permaisuri, rani
    3. powerful or forceful female person
    4. (chess) the most powerful piece, able to move any number of spaces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
      Synonyms: menteri, ster

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Indonesian · buah catur (see also: catur) (layout · text)
           
raja menteri, patih, ratu, ster benteng gajah, loper, menteri, luncung, luncur, peluncur kuda bidak, pion, prajurit

Further readingEdit


JavaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Javanese ratu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu.

NounEdit

ratu (krama-ngoko ratu)

  1. monarch; king or queen
    Synonym: nata
  2. (chess) king
  3. queen

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Javanese · wong-wongan catur (see also: catur, sekak) (layout · text)
           
ratu patih bètèng mantri jaran bidhag

ReferencesEdit

  • "ratu" in Tim Balai Bahasa Yogyakarta, Kamus Basa Jawa (Bausastra Jawa). Kanisius, Yogyakarta

KabuverdianuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese rato.

NounEdit

ratu

  1. mouse
  2. rat

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

ratū

  1. ablative supine of reor

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

ratu m

  1. accusative singular form of rats
  2. instrumental singular form of rats
  3. genitive plural form of rats

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu (compare Fijian ratu, Indonesian ratu, Javanese ratu).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ratu

  1. a monarch
    1. a queen
    2. (obsolete) a king

Old JavaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu.

NounEdit

ratu

  1. king

DescendantsEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

ratu (Cyrillic spelling рату)

  1. dative/locative singular of rat