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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *taruna, from Proto-Indo-European *teruno (tender, soft). Compare Sanskrit तरुण (táruṇa, young, fresh), Ancient Greek τέρην (térēn), Italian tenero.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tru m (indefinite plural tru, definite singular truri, definite plural trutë)

  1. brain

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “tru”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 466

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin intro. Compare Romanian întru.

PrepositionEdit

tru

  1. in

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit


DanishEdit

VerbEdit

tru

  1. imperative of true

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • tro (Etymologies 1-3)

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse trúr.

AdjectiveEdit

tru

  1. faithful, loyal
  2. true
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse trú.

NounEdit

tru f or m (definite singular trua or truen, indefinite plural truer, definite plural truene)

  1. belief, faith
  2. trust, confidence

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse trúa.

VerbEdit

tru (imperative tru, present tense trur, simple past trudde, past participle trudd)

  1. to think, believe
  2. to imagine, suppose
  3. to have faith

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

tru

  1. imperative of true

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse trú.

NounEdit

tru f (definite singular trua, indefinite plural truer, definite plural truene)

  1. belief, faith
    Dette var før den nye trua hadde kome.
    This was before the new faith had arrived.
  2. trust, confidence
    Eg har trua på deg.
    I have confidence in you.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse trúa. Akin to English trow.

VerbEdit

tru (present tense trur, past tense trudde, past participle trudd/trutt, passive infinitive truast, present participle truande, imperative tru)

  1. to think, believe
    Nei, det trur eg ikkje.
    No, I don't think so.
  2. imagine, suppose
    Skal tru om det kjem til å snøa i morgon.
    I wonder if it will snow tomorrow.
  3. to believe
    Eg trur deg ikkje.
    I don't believe you.
  4. to believe (have religious faith)
    Eg trur på Gud.
    I believe in God.
  5. entrust

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse trúr.

AdjectiveEdit

tru

  1. faithful, loyal
    Han var ein tru tenar.
    He was a faithful servant.
  2. true
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English true.

AdjectiveEdit

tru

  1. true

NounEdit

tru

  1. truth

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English true

AdjectiveEdit

tru

  1. true
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 2:23:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

AdverbEdit

tru

  1. truly; very; verily
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:31:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. very much
  3. amen; so be it

Usage notesEdit

This can be used where one would use yet in English, to signify that something is true even when it would seem unbelievable. It is placed at the end of a phrase or sentence.

Derived termsEdit

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

tru

  1. (of an animal) to howl

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

VerbEdit

tru

  1. (only in compounds) to eliminate
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

(classifier con) tru

  1. Eye dialect spelling of trâu (water buffalo), representing Nghệ An dialect and Hà Tĩnh dialect Vietnamese.
SynonymsEdit

WakhiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Yagnobi тирай, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

NumeralEdit

tru

  1. three