kapu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian kapu.

Noun[edit]

kapu (plural kapu)

  1. Taboo, especially in Hawaiian contexts.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 43:
      The operation of taboos – or kapu – kept society ordered, quite cruelly on occasion.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *tambu

Noun[edit]

kapu

  1. taboo

Hungarian[edit]

kapu

Etymology[edit]

From a Turkic language, compare Old Turkic kapug, Ottoman Turkish قاپو (kapu, gate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒpu/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ka‧pu

Noun[edit]

kapu (plural kapuk)

  1. gate, entrance, (street) door
  2. (sports) goal
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