tru

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *taruna, from Proto-Indo-European *teruno ‘tender, soft’ (cf. Sanskrit तरुण (taruṇa, young, fresh), Ancient Greek τέρην (térēn), Italian tenero)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tɾũ]
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Noun[edit]

tru m (indefinite plural tru, definite singular truri, definite plural trutë)

  1. brain

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Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.466

Aromanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin intro. Compare Daco-Romanian întru.

Preposition[edit]

tru

  1. in

Synonyms[edit]

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

tru

  1. rafsi of turni.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • tro (Etymologies 1-3)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse trúr.

Adjective[edit]

tru

  1. faithful, loyal
  2. true

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse trú.

Noun[edit]

tru f, m (definite singular trua or truen, indefinite plural truer, definite plural truene)

  1. belief, faith
  2. trust, confidence

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse trúa.

Verb[edit]

tru

  1. think, believe
  2. imagine, suppose
  3. have faith

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

tru

  1. Imperative of true.

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse trú.

Noun[edit]

tru f (definite singular trua, indefinite plural truer, definite plural truene)

  1. belief, faith
    Dette var før den nye trua hadde kome.
    This was before the new faith had arrived.
  2. trust, confidence
    Eg har trua på deg.
    I have confidence in you.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse trúa.

Verb[edit]

tru (present tense trur, past tense trudde, past participle trudd/trutt, passive infinitve truast, present participle truande, imperative tru)

  1. think, believe
    Nei, det trur eg ikkje.
    No, I don't think so.
  2. imagine, suppose
  3. believe
    Eg trur deg ikkje.
    I don't believe you.
  4. believe (have religious faith)
    Eg trur på Gud.
    I believe in God.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse trúr.

Adjective[edit]

tru

  1. faithful, loyal
    Han var ein tru tenar.
    He was a faithful servant.
  2. true

References[edit]


Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English true.

Adjective[edit]

tru

  1. true

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English true

Adjective[edit]

tru

  1. true
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:23 (translation here):
      Man i lukim meri na em i tok olsem, “Em nau. Em i poroman tru bilong mi. Bun bilong em i kamap long bun bilong mi, na mit bilong em i kamap long mit bilong mi. God i wokim em long bun bilong mi, olsem na bai mi kolim em ‘meri.’ ”

Adverb[edit]

tru

  1. truly; very; verily
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:31 (translation here):
      God i lukim olgeta dispela samting i gutpela, na em i amamas tru. Nait i go pinis na moning i kamap. Em i de namba 6.
  2. very much
  3. amen; so be it

Usage notes[edit]

This can be used where one would use yet in English, to signify that something is true even when it would seem unbelievable. It is placed at the end of a phrase or sentence.

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