See also: Susu, süsü, su su, and šūšu

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from West African Igbo or Yoruba isusu / esusu (pooling the funds)[1].

NounEdit

susu (plural susus)

  1. (finance) An informal money pooling scheme practised in Africa, the Caribbean, and some immigrant communities.
    • 2004, Mr. Rodolphe Blavy, Mr. Anupam Basu, Dr. Murat  Yülek, Microfinance in Africa: Experience and Lessons From Selected African Countries, International Monetary Fund →ISBN, page 9
      The informal credit sector has been very active in Ghana and covers a range of activities known as susu, including individual savings []
    • 2011, Tamara Mose Brown, Raising Brooklyn: Nannies, Childcare, and Caribbeans Creating Community, NYU Press →ISBN, page 128
      Irene empathized with her susu members as immigrants who were earning low wages in New York, but there appeared to be some socioeconomic advantages to being an organizer that she was not acknowledging.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sasha Abramsky (2000-10-22), “NEW YORKERS & CO.; Newcomers Savings and Loan”, in New York Times[1]

Further readingEdit


'Are'areEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

NounEdit

susu

  1. breast

ReferencesEdit


ChamorroEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Pre-Chamorro *sus, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

NounEdit

susu

  1. (anatomy) breast

EweEdit

NounEdit

susu

  1. idea
  2. thought

VerbEdit

susu

  1. to think

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Reduplication of sueur with clipping.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

susu m (plural susus)

  1. (colloquial) sweat

Guinea-Bissau CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese sujo. Cognate with Kabuverdianu suja.

AdjectiveEdit

susu

  1. dirty

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay susu, from Proto-Malayic *susu(ʔ) (breast), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu. The current sense of "milk" is developed from "breast" (commonly displaced by payudara) → "breast milk" (now replaced by the specific term air susu ibu, literally "mother's milk water") → "milk" (generalized to all types of milk).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈsusu]
  • Hyphenation: su‧su

NounEdit

susu (first-person possessive susuku, second-person possessive susumu, third-person possessive susunya)

  1. (uncountable) milk:
    Aku minum segelas susu setiap hari.I drink a glass of milk every day.
    1. a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals to nourish their young. From certain animals, especially cows, it is also called dairy milk and is a common food for humans as a beverage or used to produce various dairy products such as butter, cheese, and yogurt.
    2. a white (or whitish) liquid obtained from a vegetable source such as almonds, coconuts, oats, rice, and/or soy beans. Also called non-dairy milk.
  2. (countable) breast
    1. (now colloquial, vulgar) two organs on the front of a female chest.
      Kecil sekali susunya!(Those are) very small breasts!
    2. the analogous organs in other animals.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

susu

  1. to breastfeed
    Ibu itu sedang menyusui anaknya.
    The mother is breastfeeding her son.

Further readingEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

susu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of すす

JavaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

NounEdit

susu

  1. (uncountable) milk
    Aku ngombe sagelas susu saben dina.
    Aku ngombe sagelas susu saben dina.
    I drink a glass of milk everyday.
  2. (colloquial, vulgar) breasts (of a woman)
    Cilik banget susune!
    Cilik banget susune!
    So small, her breasts are!

SynonymsEdit


KapampanganEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu. Compare Indonesian susu, Tagalog suso, Fijian sucu, Tongan huhu and Hawaiian ū.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: su‧su
  • IPA(key): /ˈsusu/, [ˈsuː.so]

NounEdit

súsu

  1. breast
  2. baby bottle

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susuq. Compare Ilocano soso, Tagalog suso, Cebuano suso, Old Javanese susuh, and Balinese susuh.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: su‧su
  • IPA(key): /sʊˈsuʔ/, [sʊˈsoʔ]

NounEdit

susû

  1. snail

Derived termsEdit


LaboyaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu. Compare Laboya huhhu (milk).

NounEdit

susu

  1. (anatomy) female breast

ReferencesEdit

  • Rina, A. Dj.; Kabba, John Lado B. (2011), “susu”, in Kamus Bahasa Lamboya, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat [Dictionary of Lamboya Language, West Sumba Regency], Waikabubak: Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat, page 89

Limos KalingaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu. Compare Indonesian susu, Tagalog suso, Fijian sucu, Tongan huhu and Hawaiian ū.

NounEdit

susu

  1. (anatomy) breast

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *susu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

susu (Jawi spelling سوسو‎, informal 1st possessive susuku, 2nd possessive susumu, 3rd possessive susunya)

  1. (uncountable) milk
  2. (less used) breast (female organ)

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: susu
  • Petjo: soesoe
  • Tok Pisin: susu

VerbEdit

susu

  1. to breastfeed

Further readingEdit


MalteseEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

susu

  1. second-person plural imperative of sies

ManchuEdit

RomanizationEdit

susu

  1. Romanization of ᠰᡠᠰᡠ

MaquiritariEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

susu

  1. breast milk
  2. breast with milk

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “susu”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon
  • Lauer, Matthew Taylor (2005) Fertility in Amazonia: Indigenous Concepts of the Human Reproductive Process Among the Ye’kwana of Southern Venezuela[2], Santa Barbara: University of California, page 217
  • Gongora, Majoí Fávero (2017) Ääma ashichaato: replicações, transformações, pessoas e cantos entre os Ye’kwana do rio Auaris[3], corrected edition, São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo, page 178

PalauanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Oceanic, from Proto-Oceanic *susu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu. Palauan regularly has the sound change *s > t, found in tut.

NounEdit

susu

  1. (Anatomy) female breast
  2. milk

SamoanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

NounEdit

susu

  1. milk

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a reduplication of English shoe.

NounEdit

susu

  1. shoe

Tagakaulu KalaganEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

NounEdit

susu

  1. (anatomy) breast

TetumEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, compare Malay susu.

VerbEdit

susu

  1. to suck

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay susu, from Proto-Malayic *susu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

NounEdit

susu

  1. milk
  2. (anatomy) breast

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


West MakianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay susu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

susu

  1. breast

VerbEdit

susu

  1. (transitive) to suckle

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of susu (action verb)
singular plural
inclusive exclusive
1st person tosusu mosusu asusu
2nd person nosusu fosusu
3rd person inanimate isusu dosusu
animate
imperative nususu, susu fususu, susu

ReferencesEdit

  • James Collins (1982) Further Notes Towards a West Makian Vocabulary[4], Pacific linguistics
  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[5], Pacific linguistics

YakanEdit

NounEdit

susu

  1. breast

Derived termsEdit