malu

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See also: Malu, malú, maḻu, mału, mälu, mǎlù, and mālu

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Samoan malu.

Noun[edit]

malu (plural malus)

  1. A culturally significant tattoo on a Samoan woman's upper leg.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Malay malu.

Adjective[edit]

malu (comparative more malu, superlative most malu)

  1. (Singapore) shy; embarrassed
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Anagrams[edit]

Aromanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

malu

  1. Alternative form of mal

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin malus.

Adjective[edit]

malu m sg (feminine singular mala, neuter singular malo, masculine plural malos, feminine plural males)

  1. bad
  2. evil

Gamilaraay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

malu

  1. silent
  2. quiet

References[edit]

  • (2017) Giacon J Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay Dictionary Supplement

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

malu

  1. shade
  2. shelter, protection
  3. control

Verb[edit]

malu

  1. (stative) peaceful, safe
  2. (stative) reserved, taboo

Related terms[edit]

Indonesian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

malu

  1. ashamed

Noun[edit]

malu

  1. shame

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

malu f

  1. inflection of mala:
    1. accusative/instrumental singular
    2. genitive plural

Verb[edit]

malu

  1. first-person singular past indicative of malt

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

malu (Jawi spellingمالو⁩, plural malu-malu, informal 1st possessive maluku, 2nd possessive malumu, 3rd possessive malunya)

  1. sensitive plant; Mimosa pudica

Adjective[edit]

malu (Jawi spellingمالو⁩)

  1. shy.
  2. embarrassed.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: malu

Further reading[edit]

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish malo "bad".

Adjective[edit]

malu

  1. bad

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish mal "illness".

Noun[edit]

malu

  1. illness, disease

Samoan[edit]

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Noun[edit]

malu

  1. female tattoo

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin malus. Compare Italian malo.

Adjective[edit]

malu (feminine singular mala, masculine plural malos, feminine plural malas)

  1. bad

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

malu

  1. inflection of mal:
    1. indefinite masculine/neuter dative/locative singular
    2. feminine accusative singular

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin malus (bad, wicked).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.lu/
  • Hyphenation: mà‧lu

Adjective[edit]

malu (feminine singular mala, masculine and feminine plural mali)

  1. bad

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *malɨd from Proto-Celtic *meleti, from Proto-Indo-European *ml̥h₂-é-ti, from *melh₂- (to crush, grind) +‎ *-éti.[1][2] Cognate with Latin molō,[3] Ancient Greek μύλη (múlē), English meal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

malu (first-person singular present malaf)

  1. to grind
  2. to break, to fragment

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*mal-o-, *mel-o-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 255
  2. ^ Zair, Nicholas (2012) The reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European laryngeals in Celtic, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 169
  3. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “malu”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies