niu

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See also: Niu, NIU, niū, niú, niǔ, niù, and níu

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

niu

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Niuean.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

niu (plural nius)

  1. (New Zealand, historical) A tall pole with yardarms from which hung ropes, circled by worshippers in the Pai Mārire religious movement.

Anuta[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Arosi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Bariai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

References[edit]

Bughotu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Bwanabwana[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Catalan niu, from Latin nīdus, from Proto-Italic *nizdos (nest), from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós (nest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

niu m (plural nius)

  1. nest

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

East Futuna[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Elfdalian[edit]

Elfdalian cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : niu
    Ordinal : niund

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse níu, from Proto-Germanic *newun. Cognate with Swedish nio.

Numeral[edit]

niu

  1. nine

Fijian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Pacific *niu, from Proto-Oceanic *niuʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut (fruit of coco palm)

Gedaged[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Gela[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

niu

  1. Romanization of 𐌽𐌹𐌿

Greenlandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Inuit *niu (leg, root), from Proto-Eskimo *ńiʁu (leg). Compare niulu (foot (of object), root (of plant)). Cognates include Inupiaq niu and Inuktitut ᓂᐅ (nio).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

niu (plural nissut)

  1. leg

Declension[edit]

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ (compare with Tagalog niyog, Malay nyiur).

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut (fruit of coco palm)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Pukui, Mary Kawena; Elbert, Samuel H. (1986), “niu”, in Hawaiian Dictionary, revised & enlarged edition, Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, →ISBN, page 267-8

Inuktitut[edit]

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. Latin spelling of ᓂᐅ (nio)

Inupiaq[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Inuit *niu, from Proto-Eskimo *niʀu.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. leg

Kairiru[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Kapingamarangi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Kwaio[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Lusi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Manam[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

niu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of niū.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of niú.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of niǔ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of niù.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ (compare with Tagalog niyog, Malay nyiur).

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Motu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Niuean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Derived terms[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse níu. Compare Faroese níggju, Icelandic níu, Elfdalian niu, and Swedish nio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

niu

  1. (dialectal, Voss) alternative form of ni (nine)

Proto-Norse[edit]

Romanization[edit]

niu

  1. Romanization of ᚾᛁᚢ

Pukapukan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut (fruit of coco palm)

Rennellese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French nu.

Noun[edit]

niu m (plural niu)

  1. nu (Greek letter)

Declension[edit]

Rotuman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut (fruit of coco palm)

Sa'a[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut (fruit of coco palm)

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nidus.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. (Campidanese) nest

Satawalese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

References[edit]

Tahitian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. (archaic) coconut

To'abaita[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut

Tongan[edit]

Tongan Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut palm
  2. coconut

Tuvaluan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *niu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *niuʀ.

Noun[edit]

niu

  1. coconut