ahu

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See also: Ahu and ähu

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Persian آهو(âhu).

Noun[edit]

ahu (plural ahus)

  1. The goitered gazelle, Gazella subgutturosa.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Rapa Nui ahu.

Noun[edit]

ahu (plural ahus)

  1. On Rapa Nui, a stone platform on which moai (statues) were erected.
Translations[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “ahu” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Anagrams[edit]


Hadza[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ahu m (masc. plural ahubii, fem. ahuko, fem. plural ahubee)

  1. skin (fem. = thick or piece of skin)

Usage notes[edit]

The form after a determiner ahu,


Kambera[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *asu, from Proto-Austronesian *(w)asu.

Noun[edit]

ahu

  1. dog (animal)

Kisar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *asu, from Proto-Austronesian *(w)asu.

Noun[edit]

ahu

  1. dog (animal)

Komodo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Pronoun[edit]

ahu

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

Maori[edit]

Verb[edit]

ahu

  1. to care for

Mayoyao Ifugao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *asu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *asu, from Proto-Austronesian *(w)asu.

Noun[edit]

áso

  1. dog (animal)

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ahu

  1. second/third-person singular aorist active of hoti (to be)

Pohnpeian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ahu

  1. mouth

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ahu m (plural ahus)

  1. (rare) ahu (stone platform for moai)

Rapa Nui[edit]

Te ahu.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qafu (heap). Cognates include Hawaiian ahu (altar) and Maori ahu (to heap up).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.hu/
  • Hyphenation: a‧hu

Noun[edit]

ahu

  1. stone platform under a statue, especially a mo'ai

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ahu
  • Portuguese: ahu
  • Spanish: ahu

References[edit]

  • Veronica Du Feu (1996) Rapanui (Descriptive Grammars), Routledge, →ISBN, page 167

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ahu m (plural ahus)

  1. ahu, stone platform for mo'ai

Ternate[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-North Halmahera *oho ("live").

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ahu

  1. (intransitive) to live, grow

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of ahu
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st toahu foahu miahu
2nd noahu niahu
3rd Human oahum, moahuf iahu, yoahu
Non-human iahu iahu, yoahu
* m - masculine, f - feminine, - archaic

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh
  • Gary Holton, Marian Klamer (2018) The Papuan languages of East Nusantara and the Bird's Head[1]

Toba Batak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Pronoun[edit]

ahu

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)