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See also: uhu, ùhʻù, and ūhʻū


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  • IPA(key): /ˈuːhu/
  • (file)
    (the speaker says /ˈuːˈhuː/, which is uncommon)
  • Hyphenation: Uhu

Etymology 1[edit]

Like obsolete Buhu, Schuhu, an alteration of early modern German Huhu, itself an onomatopoeic reduplication of *Hu, from Middle High German hūwe, huo, from Old High German hūwo (nightowl), from Proto-Germanic *hūwô (owl), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ḱawā- (a bird, owl, mew), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱaw- (to howl, screech).


Uhu m (genitive Uhus, plural Uhus, diminutive Uhüchen n)

  1. Eurasian eagle owl, Bubo bubo (bird, owl species)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the brand name UHU, from etymology 1.


Uhu m (genitive Uhus, no plural)

  1. liquid glue for domestic use

Further reading[edit]

  • Uhu” in Duden online