Timbuktu

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Songhai language word meaning “hollow” in reference to the depression in which the city is located.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Timbuktu

  1. A city in central Mali.
  2. Any proverbially distant or remote place.
    You can try every shop from here to Timbuktu, but you won't find another one like this.
    • 1970. The Aristocats (film):
      Now, my little pesky pets, you're going to travel first-class in your own private compartment all the way to Timbuktu. And this time, you'll never come back.

Translations[edit]


Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Timbuktu n

  1. Timbuktu (city in Mali)

Further reading[edit]

  • Timbuktu in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Timbuktu

  1. Timbuktu

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Timbuktu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative Timbuktu
genitive Timbuktun
partitive Timbuktua
illative Timbuktuun
singular plural
nominative Timbuktu
accusative nom. Timbuktu
gen. Timbuktun
genitive Timbuktun
partitive Timbuktua
inessive Timbuktussa
elative Timbuktusta
illative Timbuktuun
adessive Timbuktulla
ablative Timbuktulta
allative Timbuktulle
essive Timbuktuna
translative Timbuktuksi
instructive
abessive Timbuktutta
comitative

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Timbuktu f

  1. Alternative form of Tombuctu

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Timbuktu ?

  1. Alternative form of Tombuctú