See also: UBE, übe, ubę́, and ǂūbe

English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Tagalog ube.

Noun edit

ube (uncountable)

  1. The purple yam, Dioscorea alata.
    Ube is a popular ingredient in cakes and ice-cream in the Philippines and Jamaica.

Hypernyms edit

Anagrams edit

Estonian edit

Noun edit

ube

  1. partitive plural of uba

Ido edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin ubi.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

ube

  1. (interrogative adverb) where
    Ube me esas?Where am I? (direct question)
    Me ne savas ube me esas.I don't know where I am. (indirect question)

Derived terms edit

See also edit

  • qua (who (person))
    • quo (what (thing))
    • qui (who (plural))
    • pro quo (why)
  • ube (where)
  • kande (when)
  • quala (what kind of)
  • quanta (how much)

Sardinian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Latin ubi.

Pronunciation edit

Conjunction edit

ube

  1. where
    Synonym: unde

Adverb edit

ube

  1. (interrogative) where, whereabouts

Related terms edit

Tagalog edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qubi. Compare Hawaiian uhi (yam), Malagasy ovy (potato), Malay ubi (yam), and Maori uwhi (yam).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ube (Baybayin spelling ᜂᜊᜒ)

  1. purple yam (Dioscorea alata)
  2. purple (color/colour)
    Synonyms: morado, purpura, haban, haban-ube
    ube:  

Derived terms edit

See also edit

Colors in Tagalog · kulay (layout · text)
     puti      abo, gris      itim
             pula; krimson, pulang-pula              kahel; kayumanggi              dilaw; krema
             kulay-dayap              lungti, lungtian, berde             
             turkesa              bughaw-langit, asul              bughaw, asul
             lila, biyoleta; nila, tayom              mahenta; ube, morado, haban, purpura              rosas, kalimbahin

Adjective edit

ube (Baybayin spelling ᜂᜊᜒ)

  1. purple (color/colour)
    Synonyms: morado, purpura, haban, haban-ube
    ube:  

Further reading edit

  • ube at KWF Diksiyonaryo ng Wikang Filipino[1], Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, 2021
  • ube”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • Blust, Robert, Trussel, Stephen (2010–) “*qubi”, in The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Ternate edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ube

  1. the slender sprat (Spratelloides gracilis)
  2. the Indian anchovy (Stolephorus indicus)

References edit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh