huhu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori huhu (larval form of this beetle), from Proto-Polynesian *fufu (weevil).

Noun[edit]

huhu (plural huhus)

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  1. A beetle, Prionoplus reticularis, endemic to New Zealand.
    Synonym: huhu beetle

Anagrams[edit]

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an onomatopoeic root.[1] Related to words such as huh, huhista, huhuilla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhuhu/, [ˈhuhu]
  • Rhymes: -uhu
  • Syllabification(key): hu‧hu

Noun[edit]

huhu

  1. rumour
    Huhu kertoo, että etsit uutta työtä.
    Rumour has it you're looking for a new job.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of huhu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative huhu huhut
genitive huhun huhujen
partitive huhua huhuja
illative huhuun huhuihin
singular plural
nominative huhu huhut
accusative nom. huhu huhut
gen. huhun
genitive huhun huhujen
partitive huhua huhuja
inessive huhussa huhuissa
elative huhusta huhuista
illative huhuun huhuihin
adessive huhulla huhuilla
ablative huhulta huhuilta
allative huhulle huhuille
essive huhuna huhuina
translative huhuksi huhuiksi
abessive huhutta huhuitta
instructive huhuin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of huhu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative huhuni huhuni
accusative nom. huhuni huhuni
gen. huhuni
genitive huhuni huhujeni
partitive huhuani huhujani
inessive huhussani huhuissani
elative huhustani huhuistani
illative huhuuni huhuihini
adessive huhullani huhuillani
ablative huhultani huhuiltani
allative huhulleni huhuilleni
essive huhunani huhuinani
translative huhukseni huhuikseni
abessive huhuttani huhuittani
instructive
comitative huhuineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative huhusi huhusi
accusative nom. huhusi huhusi
gen. huhusi
genitive huhusi huhujesi
partitive huhuasi huhujasi
inessive huhussasi huhuissasi
elative huhustasi huhuistasi
illative huhuusi huhuihisi
adessive huhullasi huhuillasi
ablative huhultasi huhuiltasi
allative huhullesi huhuillesi
essive huhunasi huhuinasi
translative huhuksesi huhuiksesi
abessive huhuttasi huhuittasi
instructive
comitative huhuinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative huhumme huhumme
accusative nom. huhumme huhumme
gen. huhumme
genitive huhumme huhujemme
partitive huhuamme huhujamme
inessive huhussamme huhuissamme
elative huhustamme huhuistamme
illative huhuumme huhuihimme
adessive huhullamme huhuillamme
ablative huhultamme huhuiltamme
allative huhullemme huhuillemme
essive huhunamme huhuinamme
translative huhuksemme huhuiksemme
abessive huhuttamme huhuittamme
instructive
comitative huhuinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative huhunne huhunne
accusative nom. huhunne huhunne
gen. huhunne
genitive huhunne huhujenne
partitive huhuanne huhujanne
inessive huhussanne huhuissanne
elative huhustanne huhuistanne
illative huhuunne huhuihinne
adessive huhullanne huhuillanne
ablative huhultanne huhuiltanne
allative huhullenne huhuillenne
essive huhunanne huhuinanne
translative huhuksenne huhuiksenne
abessive huhuttanne huhuittanne
instructive
comitative huhuinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative huhunsa huhunsa
accusative nom. huhunsa huhunsa
gen. huhunsa
genitive huhunsa huhujensa
partitive huhuaan
huhuansa
huhujaan
huhujansa
inessive huhussaan
huhussansa
huhuissaan
huhuissansa
elative huhustaan
huhustansa
huhuistaan
huhuistansa
illative huhuunsa huhuihinsa
adessive huhullaan
huhullansa
huhuillaan
huhuillansa
ablative huhultaan
huhultansa
huhuiltaan
huhuiltansa
allative huhulleen
huhullensa
huhuilleen
huhuillensa
essive huhunaan
huhunansa
huhuinaan
huhuinansa
translative huhukseen
huhuksensa
huhuikseen
huhuiksensa
abessive huhuttaan
huhuttansa
huhuittaan
huhuittansa
instructive
comitative huhuineen
huhuinensa

Derived terms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words]‎[1] (in Finnish), [note: linked online version also includes some other etymological sources], Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhuːhuː/
  • (file)

Interjection[edit]

huhu

  1. (colloquial) hello

Further reading[edit]

  • huhu” in Duden online

Hausa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

An areal word found in both Afroasiatic and Nilo-Saharan, cognate to Kanuri fùfú. Cognate with Bura fufu, Mangas huhu, Ngizim fūfû, Ngamo hū̀hu, Bole hū̀hu/pū̀pu, Duwai fəkfək, Fyer vɔkɔr, Ron fòlòk, Podoko bə́fa, Uldeme mbèf, Muyang xwʊ̀vxwʊ̀v.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hùː.húː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [hùː.húː]

Noun[edit]

hū̀hū m (plural hū̀hū, possessed form hū̀hun)

  1. lung

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /húː.hùː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [húː.hùː]

Noun[edit]

hūhū̀ m (plural hūhunā̀, possessed form hūhùn)

  1. wrapping used to store kola nuts

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fufu, from Proto-Oceanic *pupuk, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *bubuk, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bukbuk (weevil).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

huhu

  1. termite (a wood boring insect)

Verb[edit]

huhu

  1. (stative) worm-eaten
  2. (stative) rotten

References[edit]

  • Pukui, Mary Kawena; Elbert (1986), “huhu”, in Hawaiian Dictionary, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press

Mangas[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

huhu

  1. lungs

References[edit]

  • Blench, Robert; Bulkaam, Michael (2021) An Introduction to Mantsi, a South Bauchi language of Central Nigeria. University of Cambridge.

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fufu, from Proto-Oceanic *pupuk, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *bubuk, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bukbuk (weevil).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

huhu

  1. huhu grub, the larval form of Prionoplus reticularis (a longhorn beetle species of the Cerambycidae family which is the largest endemic beetle found in New Zealand)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: huhu

References[edit]

  • huhu” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhuhu/, [ˈhu.hʊ]
  • Hyphenation: hu‧hu

Interjection[edit]

huhu! (Baybayin spelling ᜑᜓᜑᜓ)

  1. imitating sound of loud crying

Tongan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *susu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

huhu

  1. breast; breasts; teat
    Pamphlets in the Tonga language, "Koe Hisitolia o Natula", page 58:
    Oku faa vahe ae kalasi huhu kihe faahiga e hiva, o behe:—
    1. Koe manu nima ua (Bimana)
    There are nine things like parts called the classes which have breasts, like so:—
    1. The animals with two hands (Bimana)
  2. fork
  3. injection

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

huhu

  1. To suck

Adjective[edit]

huhu

  1. wet

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Shirley Baker (1897) An English and Tongan vocabulary, Auckland, NZ: Wilsons and Horton

Woi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

huhu

  1. breast (female organ)