See also: Tatu, tatú, tatù, Ta-tu, Ta Tu, and тату

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

tatu (plural tatus)

  1. Archaic form of tattoo. (decorative ink design on the skin)

VerbEdit

tatu (third-person singular simple present tatus, present participle tatuing, simple past and past participle tatued)

  1. Archaic form of tattoo. (decorative ink design on the skin)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

tatu (plural tatus)

  1. Alternative form of tatou (giant armadillo)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tatu in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


AromanianEdit

NounEdit

tatu f (plural tãtãnj, definite articulation tatul)

  1. Alternative form of tatã

ChichewaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-tátʊ̀.

NumeralEdit

tatu

  1. three

GuaraníEdit

NounEdit

tatu

  1. armadillo

HungarianEdit

 
tatu

EtymologyEdit

From French tatou, from tatu (armadillo).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒtu]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧tu
  • Rhymes: -tu

NounEdit

tatu (plural tatuk)

  1. armadillo

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tatu tatuk
accusative tatut tatukat
dative tatunak tatuknak
instrumental tatuval tatukkal
causal-final tatuért tatukért
translative tatuvá tatukká
terminative tatuig tatukig
essive-formal tatuként tatukként
essive-modal
inessive tatuban tatukban
superessive tatun tatukon
adessive tatunál tatuknál
illative tatuba tatukba
sublative tatura tatukra
allative tatuhoz tatukhoz
elative tatuból tatukból
delative taturól tatukról
ablative tatutól tatuktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
tatué tatuké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tatuéi tatukéi
Possessive forms of tatu
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tatum tatuim
2nd person sing. tatud tatuid
3rd person sing. tatuja tatui
1st person plural tatunk tatuink
2nd person plural tatutok tatuitok
3rd person plural tatujuk tatuik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

JavaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Javanese tatu.

NounEdit

tatu

  1. wound

Old JavaneseEdit

NounEdit

tatu

  1. wound

Old TupiEdit

 
tatu

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tupi-Guarani *tatu.[1]

NounEdit

tatu[2]

  1. armadillo

DescendantsEdit

  • French: tatou
  • Hungarian: tatu
  • Portuguese: tatu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kamaiurá, Warý (2012) Awetï e Tupí–Guaraní, relações genéticas e contato linguístico[1] (in Portuguese), page 35
  2. ^ Barbosa, Pe. A. Lemos (1970) Pequeno vocabulário Português-Tupi. Rio de Janeiro: Livraria São José.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Tupi, compare Guaraní tatu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tatu m (plural tatus)

  1. armadillo
  2. (colloquial, South Brazil) booger
  3. (colloquial, South Brazil) fool

DescendantsEdit


RomanianEdit

 
Tatu

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French tatou.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tatu m (plural tatu)

  1. armadillo (burrowing mammal covered with bony, jointed, protective plates)

DeclensionEdit

  • Because of its unusual ending, this noun cannot be inflected normally. Inflected forms are often avoided.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

tatu (Cyrillic spelling тату)

  1. dative/locative singular of tat

NounEdit

tatu (Cyrillic spelling тату)

  1. accusative singular of tata

ShonaEdit

Shona cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tatu
    Ordinal : chitatu

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-tátʊ̀.

AdjectiveEdit

-tatú

  1. three

InflectionEdit


SwahiliEdit

Swahili numbers (edit)
30
[a], [b] ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: -tatu
    Ordinal: -a tatu

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-tátʊ̀.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NumeralEdit

-tatu (declinable)

  1. three

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

tatu (n class, plural tatu)

  1. (card games) three

See alsoEdit

Playing cards in Swahili · karata za kucheza (layout · text)
             
ree, rea, rei mbili tatu nne tano sita saba
             
nane tisa kumi ghulamu, mzungu wa tatu malkia, mzungu wa pili, bibi mfalme, mzungu wa nne, basha jokari



TahitianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

VerbEdit

tatu

  1. to mark

YaoEdit

Yao cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tatu

EtymologyEdit

Cognates include Swahili tatu.

NumeralEdit

tatu

  1. three

Usage notesEdit

This number follows a noun and takes the noun class characteristic prefix, e.g. mabweta gatatu (three boxes). See the Yao language article on Wikipedia for details on noun class prefixes.