blu

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See also: blù

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

Bislama[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English blue.

Adjective[edit]

blu

  1. blue

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bleu (blue) from Middle French bleu, from Old French blou, bleve (pallid, wan, discoloured, blue), from Frankish *blāu, from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz (blue, yellowish-gray), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰl(e)h₁uos, *bʰlewas (light-coloured, blond, yellow), from *bʰel- (to shine). Doublet of biavo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [blu]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -u

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
             rosso; cremisi              arancione; marrone              giallo; crema
             verde chiaro; limetta              verde              verde acqua, acquamarina; verde menta; verde menta scuro
             ciano, azzurro, celeste; blu petrolio, foglia di tè              azzurro; celeste; celeste scuro              blu
             violetto; indaco              magenta; viola              rosa; fucsia; porpora

Ladino[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blu ? (Latin spelling)

  1. blue

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sicilian and/or Italian blu, from Old French bloe, from Frankish *blāu, from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blu (feminine singular blu, plural blu)

  1. blue

Usage notes[edit]

  • Maltese originally distinguished two shades of blue: iżraq (from medium blue towards turquoise) and ikħal (from medium blue towards black). Now both of them are rare, having widely been replaced with the borrowing blu, which covers all shades. Though the word ikħal is sometimes used as a native Maltese alternative for blu in puristic style, it did not originally cover light tones.

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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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