ngu

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See also: Ngu, ngú, ngù, ngũ, ngū, ngủ, ngữ, ngư, and ngự

Gbanziri[edit]

Noun[edit]

ngu

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Herrmann Jungraithmayr, ‎Daniel Barreteau, ‎Uwe Seibert, L'homme et l'eau dans le bassin du lac Tchad (1997), page 75

Mündü[edit]

Noun[edit]

ngu

  1. Alternative form of ngú

References[edit]

  • Herrmann Jungraithmayr, ‎Daniel Barreteau, ‎Uwe Seibert, L'homme et l'eau dans le bassin du lac Tchad (1997), page 75

Sango[edit]

Noun[edit]

ngû

  1. water

References[edit]

  • William Samarin, A Grammar of Sango (1963)

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *[t1]ŋuul, *[t1]ŋul, *[t1]ŋəl (stupid). Related to ngây (to look stupid), ngốc (stupid) and ngố (doltish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ngu

  1. foolish, doltish, stupid
    • 2006, Nguyễn Nhật Ánh, Chuyện xứ Lang Biang part 2: Biến cố ở trường Đămri, Kim Đồng, chapter 13
      Tụi Kăply rúm người lại, lấm lét nhìn nhau, cố đoán xem cái "lũ ngu" mà ông K'Tul đang chửi te tua kia có phải là tụi nó hay không.
      Kăply and his friends cringed, furtively looking at each other, trying to guess whether that "idiotic bunch" Mr K'Tul was verbally abusing would be them.

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