blu

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 Proto-Indo-European *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 (especially the light blue colour of the sky)

Noun[edit]

blu (invariable)

  1. the light blue colour of the sky
  2. the sky itself

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)

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Ladino[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blu ? (Latin spelling)

  1. blue

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

blu

  1. rafsi of ciblu.

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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