ru

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch ruw, from Middle Dutch ruuch, ru, from Old Dutch *rūh, from Proto-Germanic *rūhwaz. See the Dutch entry for more.

Adjective[edit]

ru (attributive ruwe, comparative ruwer, superlative ruuste)

  1. rough
    Synonym: rof

Breton[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ru

  1. red

Chuukese[edit]

Numeral[edit]

ru

  1. two

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ru, riu, from Vulgar Latin rius, from Latin rīvus (brook, small stream), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rih₂wós, from *h₃reyh₂- (to flow; to move, set in motion) + *-wós.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁy/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ru m (plural rus)

  1. (archaic) small stream

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Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

ru

  1. father

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ru

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kabyle[edit]

Verb[edit]

ru

  1. to cry, shed tears

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Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of eru, from Proto-Malayic *(h)Aru, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *(h)aru, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *(h)aru, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(q)aʀuhu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ru (Jawi spelling رو)

  1. Alternative form of eru

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ru

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German.

Adjective[edit]

ru (masculine and feminine ru, neuter ru or rutt, definite singular and plural ru or rue, comparative ruare, indefinite superlative ruast, definite superlative ruaste)

  1. uneven on the surface
  2. raspy, hoarse

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Sumerian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ru

  1. Romanization of 𒊒 (ru)

Tarok[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Mapeo dɔ́ɔ́ ("fall, fall downwards"), Owere ("fall (as rain)").

Verb[edit]

ru

  1. to fall (downwards)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

ru ()

  1. to sing (a baby) to sleep
    hát ruto sing a lullaby
    • (Can we date this quote?), Văn Thành Nho (lyrics and music), “Đất nước lời ru [Our Land, a Lullaby]”:
      Ru con, mẹ ru con,
      Tiếng ru cả cuộc đời.
      Ru con lời ru,
      Cất lên từ ngàn đời.
      Lull you, I lull you,
      With the song of a lifetime.
      Lull you, with a lullaby,
      Resonating with eternity.

Etymology[edit]

Probably a part of the r-series along with rày, răng, rứa, ri, rằng.

Particle[edit]

ru (𠱋)

  1. (literary, dated) final particle used for negation or to form rhetorical questions
    Synonyms: sao, đâu, ư

West Makian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ru

  1. neck

References[edit]

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[1], Pacific linguistics

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rjóðr, from Proto-Germanic *reudaz.

Adjective[edit]

ru

  1. Red, ruddy.

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