nu

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English[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

mu
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xi
Ν ν
Ancient Greek: νῦ
Wikipedia article on nu


Etymology 1[edit]

Name for the letter of the Greek alphabet Ν (N) and ν (n).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nu (uncountable)

  1. Name for the letter of the Greek alphabet Ν (N) and ν (n).
  2. A measure of constringence in lenses or prisms.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Yiddish נו (nu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nu

  1. (Jewish) An exclamation of surprise, emphasis, doubt, etc.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Corruption of new.

Adjective[edit]

nu (comparative more nu, superlative most nu)

  1. (slang spelling) new
Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *nu, from Proto-Indo-European *nu 'now'. Related to ni. Compare Ancient Greek νῦν (nûn), Old High German nu (now)[1].

Adverb[edit]

nu

  1. when
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000

Ama[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nu

  1. house

Aromanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nōn. Compare Daco-Romanian nu.

Adverb[edit]

nu

  1. no
  2. not

Interjection[edit]

nu

  1. no

Antonyms[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nūdus.

Adjective[edit]

nu m (feminine nua, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nues)

  1. nude, naked
  2. (of things, such as trees, mountains, houses, etc.) barren, bare

Derived terms[edit]


Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin novem.

Numeral[edit]

nu

  1. nine

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin nōs.

Pronoun[edit]

nu

  1. (second-person plural pronoun) we
Related terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse (now), from Proto-Indo-European *nu (now).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nu n (singular definite nuet, not used in plural form)

  1. now (present time), present (current time)
  2. moment
  3. instant

Adverb[edit]

nu

  1. now

Conjunction[edit]

nu

  1. now

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch nu, from Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *nu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nu

  1. now, at the present moment
    Kom je nu of morgen?
    Will you be coming now or tomorrow?
  2. now, this time (indicating a certain amount of impatience)
    Wat is er nu weer dan?
    What is it now?

Synonyms[edit]


Elfdalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb[edit]

nu

  1. now, at this time

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nu

  1. well (as in “Well, I think...”)

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

nu

  1. mouth

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French nu, from Latin nūdus.

Adjective[edit]

nu m (feminine nue, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nues)

  1. (person): naked, nude
  2. (body, tree): bare

Noun[edit]

nu m (plural nu)

  1. nu (Greek letter)

Anagrams[edit]

External links[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese nuu, from Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷó-.

Adjective[edit]

nu m (feminine núa, masculine plural nus, feminine plural núas)

  1. naked, nude
  2. bare, barren

Related terms[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German nu ("now"). This form and similar forms also exist in many High German dialects.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nu

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of nun

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nu

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of nun

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nu

  1. Romanization of 𐌽𐌿

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun[edit]

nu m, f (invariable)

  1. The name of the letter N

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nu

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French nu, from Latin nūdus.

Adjective[edit]

nu m (feminine nue, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nues)

  1. bare

Latvian[edit]

Particle[edit]

nu

  1. well
    Nu labi! - Very well!
  2. now
    Ko nu? - What now?

Interjection[edit]

nu

  1. well
    Nu, kas notika? - Well, what happened?

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

nu (rafsi nun, selma'o {{{semla'o}}})

  1. Event abstractor, similar in meaning to an infinitive or gerund.
    klama ― go, goes, went.
    lo klama ― a goer.
    lo nu klama ― a going.

Usage notes[edit]

  • A sumti phrase begun with nu ends with the elidable terminator kei unless no ambiguity results (in which case the terminator is elided).

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  5. 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.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nu

  1. Alternative spelling of nou

See also[edit]


Neapolitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ūnus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

nu m sg

  1. a, an

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb[edit]

  1. now
    wat unbīdan we ?
    what are we waiting for now?

Descendants[edit]


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb[edit]

  1. now

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nūdus.

Adjective[edit]

nu m (feminine nue)

  1. naked

Adverb[edit]

nu m (feminine nue)

  1. naked

Descendants[edit]

  • French: nu

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb[edit]

  1. now

Pará Arára[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • nugu (used when talking to a capuchin monkey)

Noun[edit]

nu

  1. tumour; abscess

References[edit]

  • 2010, Isaac Costa de Souza, A Phonological Description of “Pet Talk” in Arara (MA), SIL Brazil, page 42.

Polish[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nu

  1. quick!, forward!

See also[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese nuu, from Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷó-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nu m (feminine nua plural nus feminine plural nuas; comparable)

  1. naked, nude

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nōn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nu

  1. no
  2. not

Antonyms[edit]


Saterland Frisian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nu

  1. well

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nǫ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

nu

  1. (Croatia) but
  2. (Croatia) however

Synonyms[edit]


Sicilian[edit]

Article[edit]

nu m sg

  1. (indefinite) a, an

See also[edit]

Sicilian articles
Masculine Feminine
indefinite singular un, nu na
definite singular lu, û la, â
definite plural li, î li, î

Usage notes[edit]

Nu is used only before words beginning with the letter z or s and a consonant, like the Italian uno


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *nu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nu (not comparable)

  1. now, at this moment

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English new.

Adjective[edit]

nu

  1. new
  2. fresh

Upper Saxon[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nu

  1. yes

Volapük[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nu

  1. now

Derived terms[edit]


Wauja[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nu

  1. me (first-person singular indirect object pronoun)
    Pinyanka nu! Katsa umawiu? Nama!
    Tell me! What did [he] say? Come on!
    Puputatain nu kuapi.
    Give me a little [bit of] cotton thread.

Related Terms[edit]

  • natu (I,me, my, mine)

References[edit]

  • E. Ireland field notes. Needs to be checked by native speaker.

Welsh[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nu

  1. Mutated form of du.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
du ddu nu unchanged

wau:nu