puku

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See also: puķu, pūķu, -puku, and пуку

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpuːkuː/
  • Hyphenation: pu‧ku

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

puku (plural pukus)

  1. A small antelope found in Central Africa (Kobus vardonii)
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Maori puku.

Noun[edit]

puku (plural pukus)

  1. (New Zealand) The belly.
    • 2011, Anahera Gildea, ‎Anita Tipene, ‎Ann French, Huia Short Stories 9: Contemporary Maori Fiction (volume 9)
      He groaned loud with his mouth open. Then he wet himself. And then he rolled over on to his puku.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

puk- +‎ -u

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpuku/, [ˈpuku]
  • Rhymes: -uku
  • Hyphenation: pu‧ku

Noun[edit]

puku

  1. suit, dress
  2. attire, outfit
  3. As modifier in compound terms may also denote changing (of clothes), e.g. in pukukoppi (changing cubicle) or pukuhuone (changing room, locker room).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of puku (Kotus type 1/valo, k-v gradation)
nominative puku puvut
genitive puvun pukujen
partitive pukua pukuja
illative pukuun pukuihin
singular plural
nominative puku puvut
accusative nom. puku puvut
gen. puvun
genitive puvun pukujen
partitive pukua pukuja
inessive puvussa puvuissa
elative puvusta puvuista
illative pukuun pukuihin
adessive puvulla puvuilla
ablative puvulta puvuilta
allative puvulle puvuille
essive pukuna pukuina
translative puvuksi puvuiksi
instructive puvuin
abessive puvutta puvuitta
comitative pukuineen
Possessive forms of puku (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person pukuni pukumme
2nd person pukusi pukunne
3rd person pukunsa

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Guinea-Bissau Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese pouco. Cognates with Kabuverdianu poku.

Pronoun[edit]

puku

  1. few

Ingrian[edit]

Noun[edit]

puku

  1. dress

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

puku (invariable)

  1. puku (Kobus vardonii)

Maori[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

puku

  1. (anatomy) stomach, belly

Northern Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English book.

Noun[edit]

puku

  1. book

Old Tupi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

puku

  1. long, elongate

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Tsou[edit]

Noun[edit]

puku

  1. owl