datu

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See also: dátú and Datu

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ceb‧da‧tu

Noun[edit]

datu

  1. (chiefly historical) a datu

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:datu.

Derived terms[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

datu

  1. imperative of dati

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay datu, from Proto-Malayic *datu, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *datu, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *datu, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *datu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu. Compare with Javanese ratu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdatu/
  • Hyphenation: da‧tu

Noun[edit]

datu (plural, first-person possessive datuku, second-person possessive datumu, third-person possessive datunya)

  1. (literary) monarch
    Synonyms: raja, ratu
  2. (Minangkabau) shaman, medicine man
    Synonym: dukun
  3. sacred person

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

datū

  1. ablative singular of datus

Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *datu, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *datu, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *datu, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *datu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu. Compare with Javanese ratu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

datu (Jawi spelling داتو, plural datu-datu)

  1. king (a male of a royal family who is the supreme ruler of his nation)

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Palawan Batak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu.

Noun[edit]

datu (transliteration needed)

  1. (animism) priest, traditional medicine practitioner

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu.

Noun[edit]

datu

  1. (historical) a political chieftain in pre-colonial Philippines
  2. (politics) a title bestowed to local chieftains of the indigenous tribes of modern Philippines