hulu

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See also: húlu and hūlū

Chamorro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pre-Chamorro *θələx, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dələk.

Noun[edit]

hulu

  1. thunder

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fulu, from Proto-Central Pacific *vulu, from Proto-Oceanic *pulu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulu (compare Malay bulu).

Noun[edit]

hulu (plural huluhulu)

  1. (anatomy) hair (the collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals)
  2. (anatomy) fur
  3. (anatomy) feather

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay hulu, from Proto-Malayic *hulu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qulu, from Proto-Austronesian *qulu. Doublet of ulu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hu.lu/
  • Rhymes: -lu
  • Hyphenation: hu‧lu

Noun[edit]

hulu (first-person possessive huluku, second-person possessive hulumu, third-person possessive hulunya)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) head (part of the body)
  2. upstream
  3. village
  4. handle
  5. beginning

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (antonym(s) of "upstream"): hilir

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Javanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

hulu

  1. Romanization of ꦲꦸꦭꦸ

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Noun[edit]

hulu

  1. Obsolete spelling of wulu

Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *hulu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qulu, from Proto-Austronesian *qulu, doublet of ulu. Head sense mainly replaced by kepala but preserved in court language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hulu (Jawi spelling هولو, plural hulu-hulu, informal 1st possessive huluku, 2nd possessive hulumu, 3rd possessive hulunya)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) head (part of the body)
    Synonyms: kepala, jemala, tendas
  2. top part of something
    Synonym: kepala
    hulu keris: keris hilt or handle
  3. upstream, inland
    Synonyms: udik, banat
  4. starting, beginning
    Synonyms: pangkal, permulaan

Usage notes[edit]

Especially used in court language e.g. addressing royals or in manuscripts.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: hulu
  • Chinese: 烏魯乌鲁 (Wūlǔ)
  • English: ulu

References[edit]

  • Pijnappel, Jan (1875), “هولو hoeloe”, in Maleisch-Hollandsch woordenboek, John Enschede en Zonen, Frederik Muller, page 147
  • Wilkinson, Richard James (1901), “هولو hulu”, in A Malay-English dictionary, Hong Kong: Kelly & Walsh limited, page 693
  • Wilkinson, Richard James (1932), “hulu”, in A Malay-English dictionary (romanised), volume I, Mytilene, Greece: Salavopoulos & Kinderlis, pages 413

Further reading[edit]

Old Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qulu, from Proto-Austronesian *qulu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hu.lu/
  • Rhymes: -lu
  • Hyphenation: hu‧lu

Noun[edit]

hulu

  1. head
  2. head-waters of a river
  3. head of, chief of, in charge of

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • "hulu" in P.J. Zoetmulder with the collaboration of S.O. Robson, Old Javanese-English Dictionary. 's-Gravenhage: M. Nijhoff, 1982.