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See also: Appendix:Variations of "emu"
- 1 English
- 1.1 Etymology 1
- 1.2 Etymology 2
- 1.3 Etymology 3
- 1.4 References
- 1.5 Anagrams
- 2 Czech
- 3 Esperanto
- 4 Finnish
- 5 Galician
- 6 Hungarian
- 7 Japanese
- 8 Portuguese
- 9 Swedish
emu (plural emus)
- (obsolete) A cassowary (genus Casuarius). [from early 17th c.]
- 1656, John Tradescant [the elder], “Some Kindes of Birds Their Egges, Beaks, Feathers, Clawes, and Spurres”, in Musæum Tradescantianum: Or, A Collection of Rarities. Preserved at South-Lambeth neer London by John Tradescant, London: Printed by John Grismond, and are to be sold by Nathanael Brooke […], OCLC 216906535, pages 1 and 3:
- 1752, John Hill, “CASUARIUS. [The Cassowary.]”, in An History of Animals. […], London: Printed for Thomas Osborne, […], OCLC 937937885, page 482:
- A large flightless bird native to Australia, Dromaius novaehollandiae. [from 18th c.]
- 1791, Oliver Goldsmith, “The Emu”, in An History of the Earth, and Animated Nature. [...] In Eight Volumes, volume V, new edition, London: Printed for F. Wingrave, successor to Mr. [John] Nourse, […], OCLC 877622212, pages 59 and 60:
- [page 59] The Emu, though not ſo as large as the oſtrich, is only ſecond to it in magnitude. It is by much the largeſt bird in the New Continent; and is generally found to be ſix feet high, meaſuring from its head to the ground. […] [page 60] [T]he emu runs with ſuch a ſwiftneſs, that the fleeteſt dogs are thrown out in the purſuit.
- 1829, “The Progress of Zoology”, in T[homas] Crofton Croker, editor, The Christmas Box. An Annual Present to Young Persons, London: John Ebers and Co. 27 Old Bond Street; Philadelphia, Pa.: Thomas Wardle, OCLC 22874885, page 176:
- From New Holland the emeu, / With his better moiety, / Has paid a visit to the Zo- / ological Society.
- 1864 June 4, William Bennett, “Acclimation and Breeding of Emeus (Dromius irroratus, Bartlett) in Surrey”, in Edward Newman, editor, The Zoologist: A Popular Miscellany of Natural History, volume XXII, London: John Van Voorst, […], OCLC 863367188, chapter II:
- I left my young emeus […] just parted from their affectionate father, and not yet fully reconciled to beginning the world on their own account.
- 1873, Anthony Trollope, “Wool”, in Australia and New Zealand. [...] In Two Volumes, volume II, London: Chapman and Hall, […], OCLC 654597953, pages 219–220:
- A stranger cannot but remark, throughout the pastoral districts of Australia, how seldom he sees sheep as he travels along. […] It may be that he will also expect emus and kangaroos, and he will generally be disappointed also in regard to them. Kangaroos I certainly have seen in great numbers, though by no means so often as I expected. An emu running wild I never did see. Tame emus round the houses in towns are very common, and of emus’ eggs there is a plethora.
- 2015, Sankar Chatterjee, “The Avian Revolution Begins”, in The Rise of Birds: 225 Million Years of Evolution, 2nd edition, Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, →ISBN, page 191:
- Both cassowaries and emus are large, flightless, cursorial birds with diminutive wings. […] Emus, the world's second largest living birds, live in Australia and are the only extant member of the genus Dromaius.
A flock of emus is generally called a mob.
- emeu (obsolete)
- emu on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Dromaius novaehollandiae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
- Dromaius novaehollandiae on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
emu (plural emu)
- (physics) Initialism of electromagnetic unit.
- Synonym: EMU
- 1962, “Abstracts of Papers Submitted for the Meeting in Houston: November 12–14, 1962”, in Geological Society of America: Abstracts for 1962: Abstracts of Papers Submitted for Six Meetings with which the Society was Associated (Special GSA Papers; no. 73), New York, N.Y.: Geological Society of America, published 1963, OCLC 150169710, page 141:
- Rock Magnetic Properties as Related to a Magnetometer Profile for Serpentines, Sierra Nevada, California / DuBOIS, ROBERT L., Dept. Geology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. / The remanent magnetism of a suite of specimens from a serpentine mass in the Sierra Nevada, California, has a declination of N. 32°E. and an inclination of plus 84°. The average intensity is 80 × 10−5 emu/cc.
- 1974, William Berkson, “Maxwell’s Field Theory”, in Fields of Force: The Development of a World View from Faraday to Einstein, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, →ISBN; republished Abingdon, Oxon.; New York, N.Y.: Routledge, 2014, →ISBN, page 168:
- The amount of charge named by one emu is that which produces a unit magnetic effect when flowing in a current at one unit length per second.
- 1976, John Aloysius O’Keefe, Tektites and Their Origin (Developments in Petrology; 4), Amsterdam; New York, N.Y.: Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co., OCLC 123143184, page 109:
- Early investigations showed no detectable magnetic intensity in tektite glass, at the level of about 10−4 emu/g. (To convert measurements in emu/g to S.I., multiply by 103.)
initialism of electromagnetic unit
emu (plural emus)
- (computing, video games, informal) Clipping of emulator.
- 2005 February 24, Dane L. Galden, “Could this be used for classic emus on GBA?”, in rec.games.video.classic, Usenet, message-ID <9XkTd.5830$Ba3.firstname.lastname@example.org>:
- Saw this article for playing downloadable games on GBA. It's an official Nintendo product in Japan, and thought it might be useful for Nintendo to release actual emus and some of their older game properties (beyond the $20 classic series).
clipping of emulator — See also translations at emulator
- emu (large flightless bird native to Australia)
- imperative of emi
|Inflection of emu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)|
emu m (plural emus)
emu (plural emuk)
|Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)|
|Possessive forms of emu|
|possessor||single possession||multiple possessions|
|1st person sing.||emum||emuim|
|2nd person sing.||emud||emuid|
|3rd person sing.||emuja||emui|
|1st person plural||emunk||emuink|
|2nd person plural||emutok||emuitok|
|3rd person plural||emujuk||emuik|
emu m (plural emus)
- an emu
|Declension of emu|