nanu

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See also: ñañu

Asturian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nānus.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nanu m sg ‎(feminine singular nana, masculine plural nanos, feminine plural nanes)

  1. dwarf

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Low German na ‎(well) +‎ nu ‎(now).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nanu

  1. (chiefly Northern Germany) An expression of wonderment or confusion.
    • 2015 July 6, “Starts trotz Nachtflugverbot”, Frankfurter Rundschau:
      Nanu, was macht denn der Flieger da zu so später Stunde?
      Well now, what are the planes doing at so late an hour?

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2000, Hans Meyer, Walther Kiaulehn, Siegfried Mauermann, Der richtige Berliner in Wörtern und Redensarten, page 141