Basque edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /s̺ortu/ [s̺or.t̪u]
  • Rhymes: -ortu
  • Hyphenation: sor‧tu

Etymology 1 edit

Unknown.

Verb edit

sortu da/du (imperfect participle sortzen, future participle sortuko, short form sor, verbal noun sortze)

  1. (da) to originate, to emerge, to be born
  2. (du) to create, to conceive, to invent, to found, to produce
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From sor (deaf, numb) +‎ -tu

Verb edit

sortu da/du (imperfect participle sortzen, future participle sortuko, short form sor, verbal noun sortze)

  1. to numb
  2. to deafen
    Synonym: gortu

Further reading edit

  • sortu”, in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], Euskaltzaindia
  • sortu”, in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], Euskaltzaindia, 1987–2005

Sranan Tongo edit

Etymology edit

From English sort or borrowed from Dutch soort.

Noun edit

sortu

  1. sort, kind, type
    • 2011, José Paulo Ribeiro, Rafael da Silva Oliveira, Wortubuku Sranantongo para brasileiros[1], FUNAG, page 178:
      Sortu wroko yu e du?
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)