blu

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (abbreviation): blu.

Noun[edit]

blu (plural blus)

  1. Abbreviation of blue.

Adjective[edit]

blu (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of blue.

Bahnar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bahnaric *bluː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *bluuʔ (thigh); cognate with Khmer ភ្លៅ (phlɨw), Pacoh pilau and Central Nicobarese [Nancowry] pulô.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blu 

  1. upper leg, thigh

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • blù (misspelling)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bleu (blue) from Middle French bleu, from Old French blou, bleve (pallid, wan, discoloured, blue), from Frankish *blāo, blāw, from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz (blue, yellowish-gray), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰl(e)h₁uos, *bʰlewas (light-coloured, blond, yellow), from *bʰel- (to shine). Akin to Old High German blāo (blue), Old English blāw (livid, blue), Old English blǣwen (blue-coloured, perse). More at blue.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blu (invariable)

  1. blue

Noun[edit]

blu m (invariable)

  1. the colour blue

Quotations[edit]

  • 1958 Domenico Modugno and Franco Migliacci - "Volare"
    Nel blu dipinto di blu, felice di stare lassù (In the sky painted blue, happy to stay up there)

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     bianco      grigio      nero      marrone
             rosa              rosso ; cremisi              arancione              giallo ; crema
             limetta              verde                           ciano ; blu petrolio, foglia di tè
             azzurro              blu              violetto ; indaco              magenta ; viola

Ladino[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blu ? (Latin spelling)

  1. blue

Nafaanra[edit]

Verb[edit]

blu

  1. to swim
    Kofi blu mu lɔɔ kre kun.
    Kofi swam across the river.

Norwegian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blu

  1. (obsolete) shy, unassuming

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Occitan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blu

  1. blue (of a bluish color)

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English blue.

Adjective[edit]

blu

  1. blue

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French blouse, short for blu trắng.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blu

  1. (garment) white coat

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