Nu

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English[edit]

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The god Nu, at bottom, representing the primordial waters, raises the barque of the sun into the sky at the creation of the world.

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Egyptian nnw (Nu, the primeval waters).

Proper noun[edit]

Nu

  1. (Egyptian mythology) The god who serves as the personification of the primeval waters that existed before the world.

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun[edit]

Nu

  1. one of the 56 ethnic groups recognized by the People's Republic of China.

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviations.

Proper noun[edit]

Nu

  1. Abbreviation of Numbers. (a book in the Old Testament of the Bible)
  2. Alternative spelling of NU, Nunavut

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Substantivisation of nu (now), alternative form of nun (now).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Nu n or m (indeclinable)

  1. used in im Nu (immediately, in no time, literally in the now)

Usage notes[edit]

The masculine gender is more recent. The noun has traditionally been used with the neuter gender.

Further reading[edit]

  • Nu” in Duden online