kuku

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See also: kūkū, куку, and ку-ку

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoetic.

Interjection[edit]

kuku

  1. mourn
  2. The sound of an owl singing.

Anguthimri[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuku

  1. (Mpakwithi) maternal grandfather
  2. (Mpakwithi) paternal aunt

References[edit]

  • Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 186

Basque[edit]

Basque Wikipedia has an article on:
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Kuku arrunta.

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic, imitation of the bird’s call. Compare Spanish cuco, English cuckoo, Catalan cucut, Dutch koekoek, Russian кукушка (kukuška) etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuku anim

  1. cuckoo
  2. hidden, lurking

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kuku” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • kuku” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Bikol Central[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuku (kùkû)

  1. (anatomy) chin

Brunei Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *kuku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuku

  1. (anatomy) nail (on fingers and toes)

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

kuku

  1. cuckoo (the sound of cuckoo)

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kuku in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • kuku in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Pacific *kuku, from Proto-Oceanic *kuku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

Noun[edit]

kuku

  1. (anatomy) nail (on fingers and toes)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkukuˣ/, [ˈkuku(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -uku
  • Syllabification: ku‧ku

Verb[edit]

kuku

  1. Indicative present connegative form of kukkua.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of kukkua.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of kukkua.

Etymology 2[edit]

Imitative of the sound made by a cuckoo/coua.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuku/, [ˈkuku]
  • Rhymes: -uku
  • Syllabification: ku‧ku

Noun[edit]

kuku

  1. coua (any terrestrial bird of the genus Coua, in the cuckoo family)
Declension[edit]
Inflection of kuku (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative kuku kukut
genitive kukun kukujen
partitive kukua kukuja
illative kukuun kukuihin
singular plural
nominative kuku kukut
accusative nom. kuku kukut
gen. kukun
genitive kukun kukujen
partitive kukua kukuja
inessive kukussa kukuissa
elative kukusta kukuista
illative kukuun kukuihin
adessive kukulla kukuilla
ablative kukulta kukuilta
allative kukulle kukuille
essive kukuna kukuina
translative kukuksi kukuiksi
instructive kukuin
abessive kukutta kukuitta
comitative kukuineen
Possessive forms of kuku (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person kukuni kukumme
2nd person kukusi kukunne
3rd person kukunsa

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kuku, from Proto-Malayic *kuku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

Noun[edit]

kuku (first-person possessive kukuku, second-person possessive kukumu, third-person possessive kukunya)

  1. (anatomy) nail (on fingers and toes)

Javanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuku (krama-ngoko kuku, krama inggil kanaka)

  1. (anatomy) nail

References[edit]

  • "kuku" in Tim Balai Bahasa Yogyakarta, Kamus Basa Jawa (Bausastra Jawa). Kanisius, Yogyakarta

Laboya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS₁.

Noun[edit]

kuku

  1. claw

References[edit]


Limos Kalinga[edit]

Noun[edit]

kukú

  1. (anatomy) nail (on fingers and toes)

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *kuku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kukuh, from Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kuku/
  • Rhymes: -uku, -ku, -u
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

kuku (Jawi spelling کوکو‎, plural kuku-kuku, informal 1st possessive kukuku, impolite 2nd possessive kukumu, 3rd possessive kukunya)

  1. (anatomy) nail (on fingers and toes)

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: kuku

Further reading[edit]


Mapudungun[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuku (Raguileo spelling)

  1. paternal grandmother
  2. grandchild

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoetic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kûkuː/
  • Hyphenation: ku‧ku

Interjection[edit]

kȕkū (Cyrillic spelling ку̏кӯ)

  1. woe
  2. The sound of a cuckoo singing.
  3. Shout in a hide and seek game.

Noun[edit]

kuku (Cyrillic spelling куку)

  1. dative/locative singular of kuk

Noun[edit]

kuku (Cyrillic spelling куку)

  1. accusative singular of kuka

References[edit]

  • kuku” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch koek.

Noun[edit]

kuku

  1. cake, pastry

Sundanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kuku

  1. Romanization of ᮊᮥᮊᮥ

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *nkʊ́kʊ́, a variant of Common Bantu *nkókó.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuku (n class, plural kuku)

  1. chicken, fowl
    Penye kuku wengi, usimwage mtama
    Where there are many fowls, do not spill millet

See also[edit]


Tagal Murut[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuku

  1. puppy (young dog)

Thao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *kuSkuS.

Noun[edit]

kuku

  1. (anatomy) fingernail; toenail

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuku (definite accusative kukuyu, plural kukular)

  1. (child talk) female genitalia, vagina

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative kuku
Definite accusative kukuyu
Singular Plural
Nominative kuku kukular
Definite accusative kukuyu kukuları
Dative kukuya kukulara
Locative kukuda kukularda
Ablative kukudan kukulardan
Genitive kukunun kukuların

See also[edit]


Yogad[edit]

Noun[edit]

kukú

  1. nail; claw; hoof

Noun[edit]

kuku

  1. possession