mu

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English[edit]

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Ancient Greek Alphabet

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Μ μ
Ancient Greek: μῦ
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek letter μ (m).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /muː/, /mjuː/
    • Homophone: moo (first pronunciation only)
  • (US) IPA(key): /mjuː/
    • (file)

Noun[edit]

mu (countable and uncountable, plural mus)

  1. The 12th letter of the Modern Greek alphabet.
  2. (uncountable) The name of a mythical floating island.
Translations[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese (mu, nothing, neither yes nor no)

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

mu

  1. (hacker) Neither yes nor no.

Usage notes[edit]

Used to answer a question that if answered with "yes" or "no" would imply something false.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Mandarin (simplified: ) (mǔ)

Noun[edit]

mu (plural mu)

  1. A unit of surface area, currently equivalent to 666 and 2/3 meters squared.
    • 2007 — Chang Liu, “Peasants and Revolution in Rural China: Rural Political Change in the North China Plain and the Yangzi Delta, 1850-1949”, page 87
      Of 114 village farming families, only ten had more than 30 mu of land and only five had more than 60 mu.

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

mu

  1. moo (sound made by a cow or bull)

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mu

  1. Singular dative masculine of on

Synonyms[edit]


Extremaduran[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mu

  1. very

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

mu m (plural mu)

  1. mu (Greek letter)

External links[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay mu, shortened form of kamu, from Proto-Malayic *kamu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kamu, *kamiu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kamu, *kamiu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mu

  1. you

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun[edit]

mu m, f (invariable)

  1. The name of the letter M

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mu

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Kom (Cameroon)[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

mu

  1. water

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mu

  1. old

References[edit]

  • Randy Jones, Provisional Kom - English lexicon (2001, Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Lojban[edit]

Lojban cardinal numbers
vo mu xa
    Cardinal : mu

Cmavo[edit]

mu (rafsi mum)

  1. five

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of kamu, from Proto-Malayic *kamu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kamu, *kamiu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kamu, *kamiu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mu

  1. you

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mu

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mu

  1. Dative singular mute form of on.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin mūlus (mule)

Noun[edit]

mu m

  1. mule

Synonyms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Preposition[edit]

mu

  1. about, around
    Bha craobhan mu ghàrradh an taighe. ― There were trees around the house's yard.
  2. about, concerning
    Bha sinn a' bruidhinn mu làithean san sgoil againn. ― We were talking about our days at school.
  3. about, approximately
    Bidh a' chuairt a' toirt mu thrì uairean. ― The trip will take about three hours.

Usage notes[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • The following prepositional pronouns:
Person Number Prepositional pronoun Prepositional pronoun (emphatic)
Singular 1st umam umamsa
2nd umad umadsa
3rd m uime uimesan
3rd f uimpe uimpese
Plural 1st umainn umainne
2nd umaibh umaibhse
3rd umpa umpasan

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mu (Cyrillic spelling му)

  1. to him (clitic dative singular of ȏn (he))
  2. to it (clitic dative singular of òno (it))

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun[edit]

mu f (plural múes)

  1. mu; the Greek letter Μ, μ
  2. moo (sound of a cow)

Synonyms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Interjection[edit]

mu

  1. moo

Noun[edit]

mu n

  1. moo; the sound of a cow or a bull

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Turkish[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mu

  1. Used to form interrogatives.
    Ona bu soruyu sordun mu?
    Did you ask him/her this question?
    Mutlu musun?
    Are you happy?
    Pikniğe gitmiyor muyuz?
    Aren't we going for a picnic?

Usage notes[edit]

  • Personal suffixes are added to the interrogative prepositions, as well as the past tense suffixes.
  • This preposition is used when the last vowel of the previous word is "o" or "u". Other prepositions used with different vowels are: ?, mi? and ?

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish muy (very).

Adverb[edit]

mu

  1. extremely