AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch ruw, from Middle Dutch ruuch, ru, from Old Dutch *rūh, from Proto-Germanic *rūhwaz. See the Dutch entry for more.

AdjectiveEdit

ru (attributive ruwe, comparative ruwer, superlative ruuste)

  1. rough
    Synonym: rof

BretonEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ru

  1. red

ChuukeseEdit

NumeralEdit

ru

  1. two

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French ru, riu, from Vulgar Latin rius, from Latin rīvus (brook, small stream), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rih₂wós, from *h₃reyh₂- (to flow; to move, set in motion) + *-wós.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁy/
  • (file)

NounEdit

ru m (plural rus)

  1. (archaic) small stream

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GuaraníEdit

NounEdit

ru

  1. father

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ru

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

KabyleEdit

VerbEdit

ru

  1. to cry, shed tears

ConjugationEdit


MalayEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of eru, from Proto-Malayic *(h)Aru, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *(h)aru, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *(h)aru, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(q)aʀuhu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ru (Jawi spelling رو)

  1. Alternative form of eru

SynonymsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

ru

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German.

AdjectiveEdit

ru (masculine and feminine ru, neuter ru or rutt, definite singular and plural ru or rue, comparative ruare, indefinite superlative ruast, definite superlative ruaste)

  1. uneven on the surface
  2. raspy, hoarse

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AnagramsEdit


SumerianEdit

RomanizationEdit

ru

  1. Romanization of 𒊒 (ru)

TarokEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Mapeo dɔ́ɔ́ ("fall, fall downwards"), Owere ("fall (as rain)").

VerbEdit

ru

  1. to fall (downwards)

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

ru ()

  1. to sing (a baby) to sleep
    hát ruto sing a lullaby
    • (Can we date this quote?), Văn Thành Nho (lyrics and music), “Đất nước lời ru [Our Land, a Lullaby]”:
      Ru con, mẹ ru con,
      Tiếng ru cả cuộc đời.
      Ru con lời ru,
      Cất lên từ ngàn đời.
      Lull you, I lull you,
      With the song of a lifetime.
      Lull you, with a lullaby,
      Resonating with eternity.

EtymologyEdit

Probably a part of the r-series along with rày, răng, rứa, ri, rằng.

ParticleEdit

ru (𠱋)

  1. (literary, dated) final particle used for negation or to form rhetorical questions
    Synonyms: sao, đâu, ư

West MakianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ru

  1. neck

ReferencesEdit

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[1], Pacific linguistics

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse rjóðr, from Proto-Germanic *reudaz.

AdjectiveEdit

ru

  1. Red, ruddy.

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