ranu

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See also: rånü

Hiri Motu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Motu ranu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *danum, from Proto-Austronesian *daNum.

Noun[edit]

ranu

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Comparative Austronesian Dictionary
  • Riall W. Nolan, Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea (1983), page 133

Javanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ranu

  1. lake

Malagasy[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Austronesian *daNum.

Noun[edit]

ranu

  1. (Bushi) water

References[edit]


Motu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *danum, from Proto-Austronesian *daNum.

Noun[edit]

ranu

  1. water

References[edit]

  • A Comparative Vocabulary of the Dialects of British New Guinea (1895)
  • Blust's Comparative Austronesian Dictionary

Wuvulu-Aua[edit]

Noun[edit]

ranu

  1. (Aua) water

References[edit]

  • Comparative Austronesian Dictionary
  • Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia (1988): POC *dranum 'water' > PAd *dranu > Aua ranu, Wuvulu xanu