ku

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *ku, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷu ‘where?’ (compare Avestan , Sanskrit kū́).

Adverb[edit]

ku

  1. where

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Bambara[edit]

Noun[edit]

ku

  1. tail
  2. yam

Derived terms[edit]


Chitimacha[edit]

Noun[edit]

ku

  1. water

References[edit]

  • John Reed Swanton, A Structural and Lexical Comparison of the Tunica, Chitimacha and Atakapa languages (1919): kū

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n)

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ku

  1. to (in the direction of, and arriving at)

Synonyms[edit]


Ewe[edit]

Verb[edit]

kuku

  1. to die

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin .

Noun[edit]

ku n (genitive singular kus, plural ku)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Q/q.

Declension[edit]

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ku kuið ku kuini
Accusative ku kuið ku kuini
Dative kui kuinum kuum kuunum
Genitive kus kusins kua kuanna

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay ku, shortened form of aku, from Proto-Malayic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ku

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ku

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of aku, from Old Javanese aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Pronoun[edit]

ku (personal pronoun, informal)

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

Kurdish[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ku

  1. that (connecting noun clause, introducing the result of the main clause)
    Min bihîst ku ew pir dewlemend e.
    I heard that he is very rich.
  2. implied that (where it is grammatically necessary)
    Min tutişt tune ku bidim.
    I have nothing to give. OR I have nothing that I give.

Pronoun[edit]

ku

  1. which, that (of those mentioned or implied)
    Dîmenderparêzên ku ekranê diguherînin bi kar bîne.
    Use screen savers that manipulate the screen.

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter Q.

Coordinate terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), part III: “Summary of the Ancient Evidence”, page 32
    Clearly there is no question or doubt about the names of the vowels A, E, I, O, U. They are simply long A, long E, etc. (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). Nor is there any uncertainty with respect to the six mutes B, C, D, G, P, T. Their names are bē, cē, dē, gē, pē, tē (each with a long E). Or about H, K, and Q: they are hā, kā, kū — each, again, with a long vowel sound.

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

ku

  1. ends a sumti

Usage notes[edit]

  • It can be omitted if no ambiguity results.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ku (with dative; used before ch, g, and k)

  1. Alternative form of k

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of aku, from Proto-Malayic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ku (Jawi spelling کو, Informal, rough even towards older people)

  1. I (personal pronoun)
    Kutahu.
    I know.
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
    Dia mengenaliku.
    He knows me.
  3. me (object of a preposition)
    Dia pergi denganku.
    He went with me.
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)
    Ini barangku.
    This is my stuff.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

See also[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ku

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Noun[edit]

ku

  1. Alternative spelling of kou

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kýr (accusative singular ), from Proto-Germanic *kūz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws (cow).

Noun[edit]

ku m, f (definite singular kua or kuen, indefinite plural kuer or kyr, definite plural kuene or kyrne)

  1. a cow

Derived terms[edit]

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kýr (accusative singular ), from Proto-Germanic *kūz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws (cow).

Noun[edit]

ku f (definite singular kua; indefinite plural kyr; definite plural kyrne)

  1. cow
    Det går eit par kyr i beitet og beitar.
    There are a couple of cows grazing in the pasture.

Derived terms[edit]

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Polish k, from Proto-Slavic *kъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *kom

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ku + dative

  1. towards, to

External links[edit]

  • ku in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Ter Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *ki, the same root from which the Finnish ken is derived.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ku

  1. who

Tocharian A[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tocharian *ku, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (dog). Compare Tocharian B ku, Latin canis, Old Irish , Old English hund.

Noun[edit]

ku m

  1. dog

Tocharian B[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tocharian *ku, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (dog). Compare Tocharian A ku, Latin canis, Old Irish , Old English hund.

Noun[edit]

ku m

  1. dog

Unami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Algonquian *-w (negative particle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ku

  1. not

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kuu, from Proto-Uralic *kuŋe.

Noun[edit]

ku (genitive singular kun, partitive singular kud, partitive plural kuid)

  1. moon
  2. month

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "месяц" in Uz' venä-vepsläine vajehnik/Новый русско-вепсский словарь (Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ), Nina G. Zaiceva, Maria I. Mullonen, 2007.

Yurok[edit]

Noun[edit]

ku

  1. dove