manu

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See also: Manu, Man U, manú, ma nữ, and mānu

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Debatably connected to Maori mānu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu (plural manus)

  1. (New Zealand, diving) A method of diving similar to a cannonball/bomb but with the lower back entering the water first, causing a large splash.
    • 2013 February 22, Elisha Rolleston, “Best water bombs: Nothin' but manus”, in Stuff[1]:
      For those that don't know what a manu is, you've got your standard bomb, which everyone does, where you curl up and enter the water feet first. But a manu is when you are in a v-shape and essentially your tailbone or lower back enters the water first while you hold that v-shape.
    • 2022 February 23, Diane McCarthy, “Special space allocated for manus after near drowning”, in RNZ[2], archived from the original on 2022-02-23, retrieved 2022-02-23:
      An area of the outdoor pool at Whakatāne Aquatic Centre has been set aside for manus (bombing) after a nine-year-old boy nearly drowned last month.

Brooke's Point Palawano[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

manu

  1. (interrogative) why

Dibabawon Manobo[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

manu

  1. (interrogative) how much

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Pacific *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manuk, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

Noun[edit]

manu (plural manumanu)

  1. bird (animal)

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. (colloquial) studio director
    Synonym: studio-ohjaaja

Declension[edit]

Inflection of manu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative manu manut
genitive manun manujen
partitive manua manuja
illative manuun manuihin
singular plural
nominative manu manut
accusative nom. manu manut
gen. manun
genitive manun manujen
partitive manua manuja
inessive manussa manuissa
elative manusta manuista
illative manuun manuihin
adessive manulla manuilla
ablative manulta manuilta
allative manulle manuille
essive manuna manuina
translative manuksi manuiksi
instructive manuin
abessive manutta manuitta
comitative manuineen
Possessive forms of manu (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person manuni manumme
2nd person manusi manunne
3rd person manunsa

Anagrams[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.nu/, [ˈmɐnu]

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. bird (animal)

Derived terms[edit]


Kanakanabu[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. child

Kapingamarangi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. bird (animal)

Kichwa[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. debt

References[edit]


Laboya[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. chicken

References[edit]

  • Rina, A. Dj.; Kabba, John Lado B. (2011), “manu”, in Kamus Bahasa Lamboya, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat [Dictionary of Lamboya Language, West Sumba Regency], Waikabubak: Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat, page 65

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

manū f

  1. ablative singular of manus

Latvian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

manu

  1. accusative singular masculine form of mans
  2. instrumental singular masculine form of mans
  3. genitive plural masculine form of mans
  4. accusative singular feminine form of mans
  5. instrumental singular feminine form of mans
  6. genitive plural feminine form of mans

Verb[edit]

manu

  1. 1st person singular present indicative form of manīt

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. chicken

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. bird (animal)
  2. (figuratively) a person held in high esteem

References[edit]

  • manu” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

Mori Bawah[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. bird; chicken

References[edit]

  • The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar, 2013, →ISBN, page 685

Mussau-Emira[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. water

References[edit]

  • J. &. M. Brown., Mussau grammar essentials (2007)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *manu. Near cognates include Old Norse mǫn and Old High German mana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu f

  1. mane

Rapa Nui[edit]

Te manu.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *manu. Cognates include Hawaiian manu and Maori manu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.nu/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧nu

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. bird

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Veronica Du Feu (1996) Rapanui (Descriptive Grammars), Routledge, →ISBN, page 52
  • Paulus Kieviet (2017) A grammar of Rapa Nui[3], Berlin: Language Science Press, →ISBN, page 218

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. bird (animal)

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin manus. Compare Catalan , French main, Galician man, Italian mano, Occitan man, Portuguese mão, Romanian mână, Spanish mano.

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. hand

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin manus (hand).

Noun[edit]

manu f (plural manu)

  1. hand

Tahitian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *manu, from Proto-Oceanic *manu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, from Proto-Austronesian *manuk.

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. bird (animal)

Tetum[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *manuk, compare Malay manuk.

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. bird
  2. chicken

Tokelauan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.nu/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧nu

Etymology 1[edit]

Te manu (1.1/1.2).

From Proto-Polynesian *manu. Cognates include Hawaiian manu and Samoan manu.

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. animal, beast
  2. (specifically) bird
  3. The upright piece of a canoe's front or back.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. (transitive) to push
  2. (transitive) to strike

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[4], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 218

Tongan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manu

  1. animal
    Pamphlets in the Tonga language, "Koe Hisitolia o Natula", page 58:
    Oku faa vahe ae kalasi huhu kihe faahiga e hiva, o behe:—
    1. Koe manu nima ua (Bimana)
    There are nine things like parts called the classes which have breasts, like so:—
    1. The animals with two hands (Bimana)

Derived terms[edit]

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