Open main menu

Wiktionary β

See also: Susu, süsü, su su, and šūšu

Contents

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 9781451904024, 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 9780814791424, 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. ^
    2000 October 22, Sasha Abramsky, “NEW YORKERS & CO.; Newcomers Savings and Loan”, in New York Times[1]:

Further readingEdit


ChamorroEdit

EweEdit

NounEdit

susu

  1. idea
  2. thought

VerbEdit

susu

  1. to think

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

susu

  1. (uncountable) milk
    Aku minum segelas susu setiap hari.
    I drink a glass of milk every day.
  2. (colloquial, vulgar) breasts (of a woman)
    Kecil sekali susunya!
    (Those are) very small breasts!

SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

susu

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

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

NounEdit

susu

  1. breast

Limos KalingaEdit

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)

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

SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

susu (used in the form menyusu)

  1. to breastfeed

PalauanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

susu

  1. (Anatomy) female breast
  2. milk

SamoanEdit

Tagakaulu KalaganEdit

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. breast

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit