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.

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratu m (plural ratos)

  1. mouse
  2. while; short time
  3. reflection

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Pacific *ratu, from Proto-Oceanic *ratu, 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]

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay ratu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu. Doublet of datu and datuk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈratu/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧tu

Noun[edit]

ratu (plural ratu-ratu, first-person possessive ratuku, second-person possessive ratumu, third-person possessive ratunya)

  1. (archaic) monarch.
    Synonym: raja
  2. queen:
    1. queen regnant: female monarch
      Synonym: rani
    2. queen consort: wife of a king
      Synonyms: permaisuri, rani
    3. powerful or forceful female person
    4. (chess) the most powerful piece, able to move any number of spaces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
      Synonyms: menteri, ster

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Indonesian · buah catur (see also: catur) (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
raja menteri, patih, ratu, ster benteng gajah, loper, menteri, luncung, luncur, peluncur kuda bidak, pion, prajurit

Further reading[edit]


Javanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

ratu (krama-ngoko ratu)

  1. monarch; king or queen
    Synonym: nata
  2. (chess) king
  3. queen

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Javanese · wong-wongan catur (see also: catur, sekak) (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
ratu patih bètèng mantri jaran bidhag

References[edit]

  • "ratu" in Tim Balai Bahasa Yogyakarta, Kamus Basa Jawa (Bausastra Jawa). Kanisius, Yogyakarta

Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese rato.

Noun[edit]

ratu

  1. mouse
  2. rat

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ratū

  1. ablative supine of reor

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 (Jawi spelling راتو‎, plural ratu-ratu, informal 1st possessive ratuku, impolite 2nd possessive ratumu, 3rd possessive ratunya)

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

Further reading[edit]


Old Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *datu.

Noun[edit]

ratu

  1. king

Descendants[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratu (Cyrillic spelling рату)

  1. dative/locative singular of rat