kapu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian kapu, from Proto-Polynesian *tapu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *tambu. Doublet of taboo.

Noun[edit]

kapu (plural kapu or kapus)

  1. Taboo, especially in Hawaiian contexts.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 43:
      The operation of taboos – or kapu – kept society ordered, quite cruelly on occasion.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ka‧pu
  • Rhymes: -apu
  • IPA(key): [ˈkɑpu]

Noun[edit]

kapu

  1. A small, solid piece of wood
  2. A gag that prevents a kid or a calf sucking its mother
  3. Synonym of kaulain (roller)
  4. A round billet of wood around which wefts of a Finnish rug are wound

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kapu (Kotus type 1/valo, p-v gradation)
nominative kapu kavut
genitive kavun kapujen
partitive kapua kapuja
illative kapuun kapuihin
singular plural
nominative kapu kavut
accusative nom. kapu kavut
gen. kavun
genitive kavun kapujen
partitive kapua kapuja
inessive kavussa kavuissa
elative kavusta kavuista
illative kapuun kapuihin
adessive kavulla kavuilla
ablative kavulta kavuilta
allative kavulle kavuille
essive kapuna kapuina
translative kavuksi kavuiksi
instructive kavuin
abessive kavutta kavuitta
comitative kapuineen

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References[edit]

  • Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija (editors). 1992–2000. Suomen sanojen alkuperä ('The Origin of Finnish Words'). Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus/Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. ISBN 978-952-222-418-7.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *tambu. Cognate with Maori tapu.

Noun[edit]

kapu

  1. taboo, prohibition
  2. something sacred or holy, and thus prohibited or forbidden to most
Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

kapu

  1. (stative) to be prohibited; to be consecrated, to be holy
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from English tub.

Noun[edit]

kapu

  1. a tub

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowing from English cap.

Noun[edit]

kapu

  1. a cap
Derived terms[edit]

Hungarian[edit]

kapu

Etymology[edit]

From a Turkic language, compare Old Turkic kapug, Ottoman Turkish قاپو (kapu, gate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɒpu]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ka‧pu

Noun[edit]

kapu (plural kapuk)

  1. gate, entrance, (street) door
  2. (sports) goal
kapu

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative kapu kapuk
accusative kaput kapukat
dative kapunak kapuknak
instrumental kapuval kapukkal
causal-final kapuért kapukért
translative kapuvá kapukká
terminative kapuig kapukig
essive-formal kapuként kapukként
essive-modal
inessive kapuban kapukban
superessive kapun kapukon
adessive kapunál kapuknál
illative kapuba kapukba
sublative kapura kapukra
allative kapuhoz kapukhoz
elative kapuból kapukból
delative kapuról kapukról
ablative kaputól kapuktól
Possessive forms of kapu
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. kapum kapuim
2nd person sing. kapud kapuid
3rd person sing. kapuja kapui
1st person plural kapunk kapuink
2nd person plural kaputok kapuitok
3rd person plural kapujuk kapuik

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kapu m

  1. accusative singular form of kaps
  2. instrumental singular form of kaps
  3. genitive plural form of kaps
  4. genitive plural form of kapi

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kapu

  1. accusative and instrumental singular of kapa

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

kapu (ma class, plural makapu)

  1. Augmentative of kikapu: large basket