ilu

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See also: iłu and ilū

Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ílu m 

  1. twig

References[edit]

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Akkadian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ilu m (ilu)

  1. Alternative form of ilum

Estonian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *ilo, further origin unknown. Cognates include Finnish ilo and Votic ilo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈilu/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ilu
  • Hyphenation: i‧lu

Noun[edit]

ilu (genitive ilu, partitive ilu)

  1. beauty, splendor
    1. Aesthetically pleasing properties and features (appearance, color, shape etc.)
      Ilu on vaataja silmades.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
      Synonym: kaunidus
    2. An ornament or decoration for sth/sb.
      Järv küla iluks, tüdruk maja iluks. (Estonian proverb)
      A lake decorates the village, a girl decorates the household.
      (literally, “A lake for the beauty of the village, a girl for the beauty of the house.”)
      Habe vanataadi ilu. (Estonian proverb)
      An old man's pride is his beard.
      (literally, “A beard is the old man's beauty.”)
      Synonym: ehe
  2. (archaic, obsolete) joy, delight, happiness, glee
    Pill tuleb pika ilu peale. (Estonian proverb)
    What goes around, comes around.
    (literally, “The crying comes after a long period of joy.”)
    • 1981, Under, Marie, “Porkuni preili”, in Rummo, Paul, editor, Mu süda laulab [My Heart is Singing] (poetry), Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, page 260:
      Nad pidasid ilu, see oligi pulm, / need kaks sääl kaelastikku.
      They were having fun, this was a wedding, / those two yonder with hands around each other's necks.
  3. Form of ilu
    1. genitive singular of ilu
    2. partitive singular of ilu

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (visually pleasing properties): kaunidus
  • (decoration for sth/sb): ehe

Derived terms[edit]

nouns
adjectives
verbs
adverbs

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Francisco León Zoque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish hilo.

Noun[edit]

ilu

  1. thread

References[edit]

  • Engel, Ralph; Allhiser de Engel, Mary; Mateo Alvarez, José (1987) Diccionario zoque de Francisco León (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 30)‎[2] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 62

Ido[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French il, from Vulgar Latin *illī, which is related to Classical Latin ille, +‎ -u (denoting a person).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ilu (plural ili)

  1. he, him

Derived terms[edit]

  • ili (they, them) (masculine)

Related terms[edit]

  • lu (he, him, she, her, it, that)
  • elu (she, her) (feminine)
  • olu (it) (neuter)

See also[edit]


Inuktitut[edit]

Noun[edit]

ilu

  1. Latin spelling of ᐃᓗ (ilu)

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally an alternative form of lilu (to him), etc., pronominal forms of Arabic لَ(la, to, for), إلَى(ʾilā, to, towards). The adverbial construction exists in several Arabic dialects; compare e.g. North Levantine Arabic إلي يومين ما نمت (ʾili yawmayn ma nimt, I haven’t slept in two days). The postpositional use is derived therefrom.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ilu

  1. Expresses the time that something has been going on; takes personal suffixes according to subject of the phrase and is followed by a specification of time; (equivalent to English) for; in
    Ili jumejn ma norqod.
    I haven’t slept in two days.
    (literally, “To me two days I don’t sleep.”)
    Xmun ilu seba’ xhur fil-ħabs.
    Simon has been in jail for seven months.
    (literally, “Simon to him seven months in jail.”)

Usage notes[edit]

  • As above, the construction involves a verb in the present tense or a nominal sentence. If negated, the verb does not take the suffix -x.

Inflection[edit]

inflected forms of ilu
Base form -
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person ili ilna
2nd person ilek ilkom
3rd person ilu ilha ilhom

Postposition[edit]

ilu

  1. ago
    Wasalna hawn jumejn ilu.
    We arrived here two days ago.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In this use the form is always ilu regardless of the subject.

Related terms[edit]


Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈiluː/

Noun[edit]

ilu

  1. accusative/genitive singular of illu

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ilu f (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) Clipping of ilusión

Umbundu[edit]

Noun[edit]

ilu (needs class)

  1. sky

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

il +‎ -u

Adjective[edit]

ilu (neuter ilut)

  1. changeful

Yoruba[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ìlú

  1. town

Etymology 2[edit]

From lu.

Noun[edit]

ìlu

  1. town

Etymology 3[edit]

From .

Noun[edit]

ìlù

  1. drum