muke

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See also: mùkè

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cf. moke, mook

Noun[edit]

muke (plural mukes)

  1. Alternative form of mook.
    • 1995, David Rabe, Those the River Keeps [1]
      Look, I says to myself, Phil is out there trying to live this fucking life of a muke, he has got to be sick of it, but he is not a muke, he is a serious guy.

Etymology 2[edit]

Mandarin, perhaps 木客 (mùkè, tree-lodger).

Noun[edit]

muke (plural muke)

  1. (Chinese mythology) A kind of tree spirit.
    • 2004, Richard von Glahn, The Sinister Way [2]
      According to the fifth-century Gazette of Nankang, the muke/shanzao likewise resembled humans in form and speech, but instead of hands and feet they had birdlike talons and nested in high trees. The tree-dwelling shandu and muke both seem to have some affinity with a changeling bird known as ye, which nested in the high trees of the remote mountains of southern China.

East Futuna[edit]

Verb[edit]

muke

  1. To set a goal.

Noun[edit]

muke

  1. A fixed goal.

References[edit]

  • Dictionnaire futunien-français, Claire Moyse-Faurie [3]

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

muke

  1. rōmaji reading of むけ

Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

muke

  1. Alternative form of mek.

Noun[edit]

muke

  1. Alternative form of muk.
    • 15th c. Robert Henryson, The Cock and the Jasp [4]
      Pietie it wer thow suld ly in this mydding,
      Be buryit thus amang this muke and mold,
      And thow so fair and warth sa mekill gold.

Nage[edit]

Noun[edit]

muke

  1. Chalcophaps indica, the emerald dove.

References[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

muke (Cyrillic spelling муке)

  1. genitive singular of muka
  2. nominative plural of muka
  3. vocative plural of muka
  4. accusative plural of muka

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

muke (needs class)

  1. (Chimwiini) woman