mugu

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mugu (plural mugus)

  1. Alternative spelling of moegoe

Dharug[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mugu

  1. hatchet
    • 1793, Watkin Tench, A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson
      ‘Bulla mogo parrabugo’ (two hatchets to-morrow) I repeatedly cried; but having probably experienced our insincerity, he rejected the proposal with disdain.

References[edit]

  • Troy, Jakelin (1994). “The Sydney Language”, Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Sydney: Macquarie Library, 67.

Guugu Yimidhirr[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Paman *muku "bone", from Proto-Pama-Maric *muku, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *muku.

Noun[edit]

mugu

  1. back
  2. seed, shell

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Barry Alpher Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method, edited by Claire Bowern and Harold Koch (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004)
  • Haviland, John B. 1979. ‘Guugu Yimidhirr Sketch Grammar’. R. M. W. Dixon, B. Blake (eds.) Handbook of Australian Languages, Vol I.
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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

mugu

  1. predicative singular of mug