lu

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

lu

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Luba-Katanga.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

lu (uncountable)

  1. Archaic form of loo (card game).

Verb[edit]

lu (third-person singular simple present lus, present participle luing, simple past and past participle lued)

  1. Archaic form of loo (beat at card game).

Etymology 2[edit]

A romanization of Chinese (route)

Noun[edit]

lu (usually uncountable, plural lus)

  1. (historical) Synonym of route or circuit: an administrative division of imperial China.

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Anagrams[edit]


Aiwoo[edit]

Noun[edit]

lu

  1. life

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *illu, from Latin illum, accusative of ille. Compare Spanish lo.

Pronoun[edit]

lu, la f, lo n

  1. Third-person singular direct object; him, it

Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

lu inan

  1. pussy, vagina

Chinese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

lu

  1. (Cantonese) Used at end of sentence to indicate relief due to change of state
    終於做完lu / 终于做完lu [Cantonese]  ―  zung1 jyu1 zou6 jyun4 lu3 [Jyutping]  ―  finally it's finished!
  2. (Cantonese) Used at end of sentence to indicate disappointment due to change of state
    用完lu / 用完lu [Cantonese]  ―  di1 cin2 jung6 jyun4 lu3 [Jyutping]  ―  the money has been used up!

Alternative forms[edit]


Corsican[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ille (that), from Old Latin olle (that). Cognates include Italian lo (him), il (the) and French le (the, him).

Article[edit]

lu

  1. Archaic form of u.

Pronoun[edit]

lu

  1. Archaic form of u.

References[edit]

  • lu” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa
  • u, lu” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lu

  1. imperative of lue

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ly/
  • (file)

Participle[edit]

lu (feminine lue, masculine plural lus, feminine plural lues)

  1. past participle of lire

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *illu, from Latin illum. Compare Italian lo.

Pronoun[edit]

lu (third person masculine direct object)

  1. him

Related terms[edit]


Hausa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Ideophone[edit]

  1. swinging motion

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from ilu (he, him), elu (she, her) and olu (it).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

lu (plural li)

  1. Third-person singular pronoun for referents of any gender; he/him, she/her, it or that
    Me ne savas ka lu es viro o muliero.
    I don't know if he/she is a man or a woman.

Usage notes[edit]

Lu is widely used in Ido, and not exclusively when a gendered possessive determiner is inappropriate, but also in order to avoid repetition depending on the user's preferences.

Derived terms[edit]

  • li (they, them)
  • lua

Related terms[edit]

  • ilu (he, him) (masculine)
  • elu (she, her) (feminine)
  • olu (it) (neuter)

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Betawi Udik lo (you), from Hokkien (). Doublet of lo.

Pronoun[edit]

lu

  1. (chiefly Jakarta, slang) Second-person singular pronoun: you, your, yours

Synonyms[edit]

Indonesian informal second-person pronouns:


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

lu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of る゚
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ル゚

Jingpho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Burmese လှူ (hlu)

Verb[edit]

lu

  1. to offer
  2. to donate

References[edit]

  • Kurabe, Keita (2016-12-31), “Phonology of Burmese loanwords in Jinghpaw”, in Kyoto University Linguistic Research[1], volume 35, DOI:10.14989/219015, ISSN 1349-7804, pages 91–128

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

lu (lu5 / lu0, Zhuyin ˙ㄌㄨ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .

lu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  5. Nonstandard spelling of .
  6. Nonstandard spelling of .
  7. Nonstandard spelling of .
  8. 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.

Muong[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *m-luː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *bluuʔ.

A great number of Muong lects, as well as Vietnamese, had replaced this native etymology with Sinitic .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lu

  1. (Mường Bi) thigh
    Synonym: tùi

Neapolitan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

lu

  1. Alternative form of 'u

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

lu m

  1. (dialectal) alternative form of lur (lur, trumpet)

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduced form of Latin lupus.

Noun[edit]

lu m (oblique plural lus, nominative singular lus, nominative plural lu)

  1. wolf

Sassarese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • l' (apocopic, before a vowel sound)
  • -llu (pronoun, enclitic)
  • -ru (pronoun, enclitic)

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *(il)lu, from Latin illum, accusative of ille (that).

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

lu m sg (plural li, feminine la)

Sassarese definite articles
singular plural
masculine lu/l' li/l'
feminine la/l'
  1. the (masculine singular)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Becomes l' before a vowel.

Pronoun[edit]

lu m (plural li, feminine la)

  1. (followed by chi) that
    Di curori vi ni so umbè. Ca è lu chi tu priferi?
    There are lots of colors. Which one do you prefer?
    (literally, “Of colors there are a lot. Which one is that which you prefer?”)
  2. him (accusative)
    Lu cunnosci?Do you know him?
  3. it (accusative)
    Abà ti lu digguNow I'll tell you (literally, “Now I tell it to you”)

References[edit]

  • Rubattu, Antoninu (2006) Dizionario universale della lingua di Sardegna, 2nd edition, Sassari: Edes

Sicilian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *illu, from Latin illum, from ille.

Article[edit]

lu m sg (f la, plural li)

  1. (definite article) the

Related terms[edit]

Sicilian articles
Masculine Feminine
indefinite singular un, nu na
definite singular lu, û la, â
definite plural li, î li, î

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Tocharian A[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *luhxeh₂, through a Proto-Tocharian *luwā-. Compare Tocharian B luwo. May be distantly related Old Church Slavonic ловъ (lovŭ, the chase), Serbo-Croatian lȏv (chase; game animal); cf. also Ancient Greek λέων (léōn, lion).

Noun[edit]

lu

  1. animal

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *luu, from Proto-Uralic *luwe.

Noun[edit]

lu

  1. bone

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of lu
nominative sing. lu
genitive sing. lun
partitive sing. lud
partitive plur. luid
singular plural
nominative lu lud
accusative lun lud
genitive lun luiden
partitive lud luid
essive-instructive lun luin
translative luks luikš
inessive lus luiš
elative luspäi luišpäi
illative ? luihe
adessive lul luil
ablative lulpäi luilpäi
allative lule luile
abessive luta luita
comitative lunke luidenke
prolative ludme luidme
approximative I lunno luidenno
approximative II lunnoks luidennoks
egressive lunnopäi luidennopäi
terminative I ? luihesai
terminative II lulesai luilesai
terminative III lussai
additive I ? luihepäi
additive II lulepäi luilepäi

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “кость”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Khmer លូ (luu, large jar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) lu

  1. big vase used to contain water

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lu

  1. Soft mutation of llu.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
llu lu unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Zazaki[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

lu ?

  1. fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Zou[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lu

  1. head

References[edit]

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 42