cu

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

cu

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Old Church Slavonic.

Allentiac[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

cu

  1. I, first-person singular

References[edit]

  • Discovery of a Fragment of the Printed Copy of the Work on the Language of the Millcayac Indians (1913)
  • Willem F. H. Adelaar, The Languages of the Andes (2004), citing Luis de Valdiva's work

Aromanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cum. Compare Romanian cu.

Preposition[edit]

cu

  1. with

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cu f (plural cus)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Q.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

cu m (plural cus)

  1. Alternative spelling of ku

Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Galician-Portuguese cuu, from Latin cūlum (ass). Cognate with Portuguese cu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cu m (plural cus)

  1. (vulgar, anatomy) ass, arse, booty, rear, behind, butt, buttocks
    Synonyms: nádegas, pandeiro, traseiro
  2. (vulgar, anatomy) anus
    • 1409, J. L. Pensado Tomé, editor, Tratado de Albeitaria, Santiago de Compostela: Centro Ramón Piñeiro, page 93:
      faz cristel de huun canudo longo et groso et meteo no cuu do Cauallo, et parao ao sopee et llançalle por aquel cristel aquella decauçon tibya, et tanto que lla llançares tapa lle o Cuu con estopa ou con pano de gisa que non saya ende a decauçon
      prepare a enema with a long and thick cane and insert it in the anus of the horse, immobilize him and pour by the cane the lukewarm enema, and as soon as you have done that plug the anus with oakum or a cloth, so as the enema doesn't come out
  3. bottom of a vessel or bottle
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cu m

  1. (name of the letter q): Misspelling of que.

References[edit]

  • cuu” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • cuu” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • cu” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • cu” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • cu” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin (the name of the letter Q).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈku/
  • Rhymes: -u
  • Hyphenation:

Noun[edit]

cu m or f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Q.; cue

See also[edit]

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cu

  1. first-person singular present of kśěś

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

cu

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Mazahua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

cu (upper case Cu)

  1. A letter of the Mazahua alphabet.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cu (plural ky)

  1. Alternative spelling of cou

Middle Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cu m

  1. Alternative spelling of

Millcayac[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

cu

  1. I, first-person singular

References[edit]

  • Discovery of a Fragment of the Printed Copy of the Work on the Language of the Millcayac Indians (1913)

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cum (with).

Preposition[edit]

cu

  1. with

Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

cu f (plural cus)

  1. cue (the letter q, Q)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *kū, from Proto-Germanic *kūz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷōus.

Compare Old Frisian , Old Saxon , Old Dutch kuo, Old High German kuo, Old Norse kýr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

 f (nominative plural )

  1. cow

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: cou, cow, cowe, cu, kow, kowe, ku
    • English: cow (see there for further descendants)
    • Geordie English: coo
    • Scots: coo, coe, cou
    • Yola: keow

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Galician-Portuguese cuu, from Latin cūlum. Compare Galician cu, Spanish and Italian culo, French cul, and Romanian cur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -u
  • Hyphenation: cu
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

cu m (plural cus)

  1. (Portugal, vulgar) arse, ass, butt, bum
    Synonyms: rabo, peida
  2. (Brazil, vulgar) arsehole or asshole (anus)
    Synonym: olho do cu
  3. (Brazil, vulgar) anything or anyone annoying, boring or somewhat bad
    Synonym: cuzão

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Romagnol[edit]

Noun[edit]

cu m or f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Q.

See also[edit]

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin cum, from Proto-Italic *kom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (next to, at, with, along).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

cu (+accusative)

  1. with
    Vreau să vin cu tine.
    I want to come with you.
  2. with (in the instrumental sense)
    Vin cu bicicleta.
    I come by bicycle.
    Lovesc o oglindă cu ciocanul.
    I hit a mirror with the hammer.

Usage notes[edit]

Cu is the only preposition (other than very specific uses of pe and la) that can be followed by an articulated noun without any modifier (an adjective or a possessive or demonstrative pronoun, primarily).

References[edit]

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • che (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan)
  • ca (Sutsilvan)
  • tgi (Surmiran)
  • co (Vallader)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quod.

Conjunction[edit]

cu

  1. (Puter) than

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin cum. Compare Italian con.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ku/ (Stressed)
  • IPA(key): /kʊ/ (Unstressed)
  • Rhymes: -cu
  • Hyphenation: cu

Preposition[edit]

cu

  1. with
Usage notes[edit]
  • When followed by a definite article, cu combines with the article to produce the following combined forms:
cu + article Combined form
cu + u
cu + lu cu lu
cu + a
cu + la cu la
cu + i chî
cu + li cu li
cu + l' cu l'
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From an inflection of Latin quis. Akin to chi and ca.

Pronoun[edit]

cu

  1. who
  2. that

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈku/ [ˈku]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -u
  • Syllabification: cu

Noun[edit]

cu f (plural cus or cúes)

  1. Name of the letter q

Further reading[edit]

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish cu, the Spanish name of the letter Q/q.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: cu
  • IPA(key): /ˈku/, [ˈku]
  • Rhymes: -u

Noun[edit]

cu (Baybayin spelling ᜃᜓ)

  1. (historical) The name of the Latin-script letter Q/q, in the Abecedario.
    Synonym: (in the Filipino alphabet) kyu

Tarantino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cum.

Preposition[edit]

cu

  1. with

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

cu

  1. (chiefly Internet, humorous) An interjection designed to rhyme with "ananın amcuğu" (especially used to trick a person into asking the meaning).
    "Cu'da bomba patlamış, duydun mu?" "Cu neresi?" "ANANIN AMCUĞUUUUU"

Vietnamese[edit]

Vietnamese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia vi

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *t-kuː (dove); ultimately onomatopoeic. Cognate with Kha Phong təkuː¹. Compare Thai เขา (kǎo), Chinese (OC *[k](r)u) (B-S), Burmese ခို (hkui), English coo.

This is the form without both diphthongization and lenition. Also in common use are câu, bồ câu, both with diphthongization. The form gâu (in chim gâu) with both diphthongization and lenition is also attested.

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) cu ()

  1. dove; pigeon (especially the wild ones)
    Synonym: cu cu
See also[edit]
Derived terms

Interjection[edit]

cu ()

  1. (onomatopoeia) coo

Etymology 2[edit]

From etymology 1. For semantic relationship, compare English cock, Chinese (diǎo), (bird), Cantonese , (pigeon), Thai นกเขา (nók-kǎo, pigeon). Also see , chim.

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) cu

  1. (anatomy, informal) penis; cock; prick
See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

cu ()

  1. (colloquial) boy
    Thằng cu đó quậy thật.
    He's one mischievous boy.
    Cu Tí ơi!
    Hey, Ti-boy!
    Ê cu! Lại đây biểu!
    Hey boy! Come here!

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh ku, from Proto-Brythonic *kʉβ̃ (compare Breton kuñv), from Proto-Celtic *koimos (dear, nice) (compare Old Irish cóem), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (of the home, belonging to the family) (compare English home, Lithuanian káimas (village, countryside), Sanskrit क्षेम (kṣéma, basis, foundation)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cu (feminine singular cu, plural cu, equative cued, comparative cuach, superlative cuaf)

  1. dear, beloved
    Synonyms: annwyl, hoff

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cu gu nghu chu
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “cu”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies