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Etymology 1 edit

From Chinese ().

Noun edit

yu (countable and uncountable, plural yu)

  1. (archaeology, countable) An ancient Chinese wine-bucket, often having a decorative cover.
    • 1962, William Watson, Ancient Chinese Bronzes, page 34:
      A group of slenderer yu also survive from the Shang into the early Chou period, though they are rarer than the other design [] A yu with square body in the Hakuzuru Museum is the finest of these.
  2. (archaic, uncountable) Jade, nephrite or jadeite.
    • 1818, Clarke Abel, Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, page 133:
      The Yu, although of the hardness of rock crystal, is worked into an endless variety of forms []
    • 1826, The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India and Its Dependencies:
      Another stone with which it would be interesting to compare it is the celebrated yu stone of the Chinese, which Dr. Abel, in his work on China, conjectured to be a species of nephrite []

Etymology 2 edit

See you.

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. Eye dialect spelling of you.

Etymology 3 edit

From Russian ю (ju).

Noun edit

yu (plural yus)

  1. The letter Ю, ю.
Translations edit

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Ama edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

yu

  1. mountain, hill

Bargam edit

Noun edit

yu

  1. Alternative form of yuw

References edit

  • Loanwords in Takia, in Loanwords in the World's Languages: A Comparative Handbook (edited by Martin Haspelmath, Uri Tadmor), page 761

Belizean Creole edit

Etymology edit

From English you.

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. you; second-person singular subjective personal pronoun

Determiner edit

yu

  1. your

References edit

  • Crosbie, Paul, ed. (2007), Kriol-Inglish Dikshineri: English-Kriol Dictionary. Belize City: Belize Kriol Project, p. 379.

Bislama edit

Etymology edit

From English you. Cognate with Tok Pisin yu.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈju/
  • Hyphenation: yu

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. thou, you (singular)

See also edit

References edit

  • Terry Crowley (2004) Bislama Reference Grammar, Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi press, →ISBN, page 46

Cameroon Pidgin edit

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. Alternative spelling of you (2nd person singular subject and object personal pronoun)

Duna edit

Noun edit

yu

  1. water

References edit

  • Transnewguinea.org, citing Shaw (1973) (see Pacific Linguistics, edited by Karl James Franklin, 1973)

Indonesian edit

Noun edit

yu (first-person possessive yuku, second-person possessive yumu, third-person possessive yunya)

  1. older sister

Jamaican Creole edit

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. Alternative spelling of yuh

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

yu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Jarai edit

Etymology edit

From Vietnamese .

Noun edit

yu (classifier pŏk)

  1. parachute

Kamula edit

Noun edit

yu

  1. water

References edit

  • transnewguinea.org, citing G. Reesink Languages of the Aramia River Area (1976), Papers in New Guinea Linguistics No. 19
  • Possible Cognates Between Kamula and Pa, chart 10, page 16, in Papers in New Guinea Linguistics, issues 17-20 (1990)

Lashi edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

yu

  1. to take

References edit

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

Malalamai edit

Noun edit

yu

  1. water

Further reading edit

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Malay edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From hiu, from Proto-Malayic *hiu, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *hiu, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *hiu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qihu (compare Fijian qio), from Proto-Austronesian *qiSu.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

yu (Jawi spellingيو⁩, plural yu-yu, informal 1st possessive yuku, 2nd possessive yumu, 3rd possessive yunya)

  1. a shark (scaleless cartilaginous fish).
    Yu ialah seekor haiwan akuatik yang sangat kuat gigitannya.
    The shark is an aquatic animal whose bites are very strong.

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Further reading edit

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

yu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Mapudungun edit

Noun edit

yu (Raguileo spelling)

  1. (anatomy) nose

References edit

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Middle English edit

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. (chiefly Northern) Alternative form of yow

Miskito edit

Noun edit

yu

  1. sun
  2. day

Nigerian Pidgin edit

Etymology edit

From English you.

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. you

Okinawan edit

Romanization edit

yu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of

Papiamentu edit

 

Alternative forms edit

  • yiu (alternative spelling)

Etymology edit

Comes from Old Papiamentu "joego", from Spanish hijo. Compare and Kabuverdianu fidju "child" (ac Jacobs).

Noun edit

yu

  1. child (of parents)

Pijin edit

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. Alternative form of iu

Sranan Tongo edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From English you.

Pronunciation edit

Determiner edit

yu

  1. your

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. you

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

From English u, the English name of the letter U/u.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: yu
  • IPA(key): /ju/, [jʊ]
  • Rhymes: -u

Noun edit

yu (Baybayin spelling ᜌᜓ)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter U/u, in the Filipino alphabet.
    Synonym: (in the Abakada alphabet and the Abecedario) u

See also edit

Further reading edit

  • yu”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Tataltepec Chatino edit

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. he

Tok Pisin edit

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Etymology edit

From English you.

Pronoun edit

yu (personal)

  1. you (singular)

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Torres Strait Creole edit

Etymology edit

From English you.

Pronoun edit

yu (personal)

  1. you (singular)

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Unami edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. this (inanimate)

See also edit

Waskia edit

Noun edit

yu

  1. water
  2. river

References edit

Yoruba edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

  1. (Ekiti, Idanre, Ondo, Ọwọ, Ikalẹ, Usẹn) to go
    Synonyms: lọ,
    Me è I will not go (Èkìtì)
    Ùwọ ó ín.It was you who went. (Ìkálẹ̀)

Derived terms edit

Zacatepec Chatino edit

Pronoun edit

yu

  1. they

Synonyms edit

Zarma edit

Noun edit

yu

  1. honey

References edit

  • David Bellama, Cours de Zarma pour le Niger: trainee's book (1976)