bu

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. Abbreviation of bushel. (a unit of weight or dry measure)

Anagrams[edit]


Acehnese[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. rice
  2. food in general
    Ka lheuh pajôh bu?
    Have you eaten yet?

Aiwoo[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. night

References[edit]


Amanab[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]

  • John R. Roberts, Namia and Amanab Grammar Essentials (1992, SIL)

Amasi[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. dog (canine)

References[edit]

  • Africana Marburgensia (1973)

Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *bu(-n) (this)[1] Compare Old Turkic 𐰉𐰆(bu, this).

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

bu

  1. this, these
    Bu uşaqlar məktəbə gedirlər.These kids are going to school.
    Mən bu uşağın atası deyiləm.I am not the father of this child.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used as a determiner modifying nouns, bu is not declined for case and number, as opposed to when it is used as a pronoun (see below).

Pronoun[edit]

bu

  1. this
    Bunu bura kim gətirib?Who brought this here?.
    Ya bunlarla əməkdaşlıq etmək lazımdır, ya onlarla. Hamısı ilə yox.
    We should collaborate either with these or with those. Not with all.
  2. he, she

See also[edit]

  • o (that)

References[edit]

  1. ^ . Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg, “*bu(-n)”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8)‎[1], Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill, 2003

Bukawa[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]

  • William Eckermann, A Descriptive Grammar of the Bukawa Language of the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea (2007)

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bu

  1. this

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bōs, bovem.

Noun[edit]

bu m (plural buč)

  1. ox

Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. imperative of bue

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu m (feminine singular bue, masculine plural bus, feminine plural bues)

  1. past participle of boire
    J'ai bu deux verres de vin. - I have drunk two glasses of wine.
    As-tu bu? - Have you been drinking?

Gresi[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Guinea-Bissau Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese vós. Cognate with Kabuverdianu bo.

Pronoun[edit]

bu

  1. you (second person singular).

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of ibu.

Noun[edit]

bu (plural, first-person possessive buku, second-person possessive bumu, third-person possessive bunya)

  1. (slightly informal, between two speakers) mam

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese [Term?]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun[edit]

bu m (invariable)

  1. A unit of length equal to 1.818 metres ()
  2. A unit or area equal to 3.306 metres2 ()
  3. A tenth (decimal) ()

Jabem[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

Further reading[edit]

  • Otto Dempwolff's Grammar of the Jabêm Language in New Guinea (published 2005)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kapauri[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Kemtuik[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Lower Sorbian[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. second-person singular passive of byś
  2. third-person singular passive of byś

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. mother

See also[edit]


Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَبُو(ʾabū), construct state of أَب(ʾab, father).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu m (feminine omm)

  1. (obsolete) father
    Synonym: missier

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word had the same syntactic constraints as ħu (brother), which compare.
  • As in Arabic, the word was often used figuratively to associate a person with some object or activity. Therefore, in the remaining compounds bu typically means “the one with...”, “the one that is...”, “the one who always...”, rather than literally “father”.

Derived terms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mekwei[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Mlap[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Nimboran[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Norman[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. past participle of baithe

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse búa (to prepare, finish, make preparations, equip), from Proto-Germanic *būaną. Cognate with Old English būan, English buwa, Old Saxon būan and Old High German būan (whence German bauen).

Verb[edit]

bu (present tense bur, past tense budde, past participle budd/butt, passive infinitive buast, present participle buande, imperative bu)

  1. (intransitive) to live (have permanent residence), stay
  2. (intransitive) to be, to dwell, to be in
  3. (transitive) to prepare
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse  n, from Proto-Germanic *būą n (building, dwelling).

Noun[edit]

bu n (definite singular buet, indefinite plural bu, definite plural bua)

  1. an estate, belongings

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse búð, from Proto-Germanic *bōþō. Akin to English booth.

Noun[edit]

bu f (definite singular bua, indefinite plural buer, definite plural buene)

  1. booth, stall, small storage room or building
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From English boo.

Interjection[edit]

bu

  1. boo! Used to indicate derision or disapproval.
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu m (oblique plural bus, nominative singular bus, nominative plural bu)

  1. chest; thorax

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bu)

Pa[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. (woman's) breast

References[edit]

  • transnewguinea.org, citing McElhanon and Voorhoeve (1970), Shaw (1973) and Shaw (1986)
  • Possible Cognates Between Kamula and Pa, chart 10, page 16, in Papers in New Guinea Linguistics, issues 17-20 (1990)

Pangutaran Sama[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. fur

Pnar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Khasian *buː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ʔbuuʔ; related to ymbu (breast). Cognate with Khmer បៅ (baw), Old Mon 'bow (whence modern Mon မဴ), Vietnamese .

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. to suck, to suckle

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bu

  1. An onomatopoeic interjection imitating the sound of crying, usually written with two or more 'u's.

Portuguese[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bu!

  1. boo (loud exclamation intended to scare someone)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

bu

  1. sound made by an ox
  2. hoot; sound made by an owl

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. past tense of is

Sentani[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu (Cyrillic spelling бу)

  1. (Kajkavian) third-person singular future of biti

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bu

  1. boo; a loud exclamation intended to scare someone, usually a child.
  2. boo; an exclamation used to indicate derision or disapproval of what has just occurred.

Derived terms[edit]


Tabla[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. water

References[edit]


Tarao[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. rice

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Chungkham Yashwanta Singh, Tarao Grammar

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish بو(bu, this), from Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (bu, this), from Proto-Turkic *bu(-n) (this). Compare Old Turkic 𐰉𐰆(bu, this).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bu

  1. this
    Bu bir ev.This is a house.
    Bunu sevmedim.I did not like this.
    Bunlar benim kitaplarım.These are my books.

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Uzbek[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bu (Cyrillic spelling бу)

  1. this (demonstrative pronoun used to indicate a thing in the immediate vicinity of the speaker)
    Bu sahifada hozircha hech qanday matn yoʻq.
    There is currently no text in this page. / This page currently has no text.

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu (, )

  1. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) to assemble, to gather into one place

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Wakhi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *dvu, related to Tajik ду (du).

Numeral[edit]

bu

  1. two

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. third-person singular preterite of bod

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bu fu mu unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu f (definite singular bua, definite plural buen)

  1. (childish) ghost; nuisance, harm
    bua i feingren
    some sort of nuisance in the fingers

Woi[edit]

Noun[edit]

bu

  1. knee

Zou[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bu

  1. (transitive) to hide

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. nest
  2. cottage, hut

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. cooked rice

References[edit]

  • Lukram Himmat Singh, A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, 2013, pages 62