hantu

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See also: Hán tự

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay hantu.

Noun[edit]

hantu (first-person possessive hantuku, second-person possessive hantumu, third-person possessive hantunya)

  1. ghost (spirit appearing after death)

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *hantu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qanitu, from Proto-Austronesian *qaNiCu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hantu (Jawi spelling هنتو‎, plural hantu-hantu, informal 1st possessive hantuku, impolite 2nd possessive hantumu, 3rd possessive hantunya)

  1. ghost (spirit appearing after death)
    Ia takut hantu.
    He is afraid of ghosts.
  2. demon (evil spirit)
    Ia sakit setelah kesurupan hantu.
    He fell ill after being possessed by demons.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: hantu

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