ratu

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratu (plural ratus)

  1. A Fijian chief.
    • 2006, Thomas Reuter, Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land (page 257)
      For the purposes of this discussion, however, it is sufficient to know that all land is traditionally vested in the ratu, and there are no higher order structures of customary landownership.

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratu m (plural ratos)

  1. mouse

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu. Cognate with Toba Batak datu, Malay datuk, Javanese ratu.

Noun[edit]

ratu

  1. a monarch or honorific title used by Fijians of chiefly rank for males

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • adi (for females)

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Javanese ratu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu.

Noun[edit]

ratu

  1. A monarch, usually addressing a female one (a queen).

Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Javanese ratu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu.

Noun[edit]

ratu

  1. king, queen, monarch.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ratū

  1. ablative supine of reōr

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratu m

  1. accusative singular form of rats
  2. instrumental singular form of rats
  3. genitive plural form of rats

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu (compare Fijian ratu, Indonesian ratu, Javanese ratu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratu

  1. a monarch
    1. a queen
    2. (obsolete) a king

Old Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu.

Noun[edit]

ratu

  1. king

Descendants[edit]