kudu

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See also: kudú, küdu, and kǔdú

English[edit]

Kudu (Kruger Park)

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately Khoekhoe kudu-b, through Afrikaans koedoe and French koudou.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkuːduː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːduː

Noun[edit]

kudu (plural kudus or kudu)

  1. A large, striped, African antelope of the species Tragelaphus imberbis (lesser kudu) or Tragelaphus strepsiceros (greater kudu).
    • 1952, Doris Lessing, Martha Quest, Panther, published 1974, page 72:
      Martha, on a hot, wet, steamy afternoon, had spent two hours wriggling on her stomach through the undergrowth to reach a point where she might shoot a big koodoo that was grazing in a corner of the Hundred Acres.
    • 2004 December 4, Beverley Fearis, The Guardian:
      I watched from a distance as rangers left a kudu carcass to entice the lions to walk through the gates.

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Further reading[edit]

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kudu m anim

  1. kudu

Declension[edit]

Also indeclinable.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kutu. Related to Finnish kutu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkud̥u/, [ˈkud̥u]
  • Rhymes: -udu
  • Hyphenation: ku‧du

Noun[edit]

kudu (genitive kudu, partitive kudu)

  1. spawn

Declension[edit]

Declension of kudu (ÕS type 17/elu, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative kudu kudud
accusative nom.
gen. kudu
genitive kudude
partitive kudu kudusid
illative kuttu
kudusse
kududesse
inessive kudus kududes
elative kudust kududest
allative kudule kududele
adessive kudul kududel
ablative kudult kududelt
translative kuduks kududeks
terminative kuduni kududeni
essive kuduna kududena
abessive kuduta kududeta
comitative kuduga kududega

References[edit]

  • kudu in Sõnaveeb
  • M. Langemets, M. Tiits, T. Valdre, L. Veskis, Ü. Viks, P. Voll, editors (2009), “kudu”, in [EKSS] Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat [Descriptive Dictionary of the Estonian Language]‎[1] (online dictionary, in Estonian), 2nd edition, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation)

Hausa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kú.dù/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [kʷʊ́.dɪ̀]

Adverb[edit]

kudù

  1. south, southwards

Derived terms[edit]

Kambera[edit]

Verb[edit]

kudu

  1. (intransitive) to be small

References[edit]

  • Marian Klamer (1998) A Grammar of Kambera, Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 172