susu

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See also: Susu, süsü, su su, and šūšu

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from West African Igbo or Yoruba isusu / esusu (pooling the funds)[1].

Noun[edit]

susu (plural susus)

  1. (finance) An informal money pooling scheme practised in Africa, the Caribbean, and some immigrant communities.
    • 2004, Mr. Rodolphe Blavy, Mr. Anupam Basu, Dr. Murat  Yülek, Microfinance in Africa: Experience and Lessons From Selected African Countries, International Monetary Fund →ISBN, page 9
      The informal credit sector has been very active in Ghana and covers a range of activities known as susu, including individual savings []
    • 2011, Tamara Mose Brown, Raising Brooklyn: Nannies, Childcare, and Caribbeans Creating Community, NYU Press →ISBN, page 128
      Irene empathized with her susu members as immigrants who were earning low wages in New York, but there appeared to be some socioeconomic advantages to being an organizer that she was not acknowledging.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sasha Abramsky (2000-10-22), “NEW YORKERS & CO.; Newcomers Savings and Loan”, in New York Times[1]

Further reading[edit]


'Are'are[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. breast

References[edit]


Chamorro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pre-Chamorro *susu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (anatomy) breast

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. idea
  2. thought

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. to think

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sueur

Noun[edit]

susu m (plural susus)

  1. (colloquial) sweat

Guinea-Bissau Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese sujo. Cognate with Kabuverdianu suja.

Adjective[edit]

susu

  1. dirty

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay susu, from Proto-Malayic *susu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu (plural, first-person possessive susuku, second-person possessive susumu, third-person possessive susunya)

  1. (uncountable) milk
    Aku minum segelas susu setiap hari.
    I drink a glass of milk every day.
  2. (colloquial, vulgar) breasts (of a woman)
    Kecil sekali susunya!
    (Those are) very small breasts!

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. to breastfeed
    Ibu itu sedang menyusui anaknya.
    The mother is breastfeeding her son.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

susu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of すす

Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (uncountable) milk
    Aku ngombe sagelas susu saben dina.
    Aku ngombe sagelas susu saben dina.
    I drink a glass of milk everyday.
  2. (colloquial, vulgar) breasts (of a woman)
    Cilik banget susune!
    Cilik banget susune!
    So small, her breasts are!

Synonyms[edit]


Kapampangan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu. Compare Indonesian susu, Tagalog suso, Fijian sucu, Tongan huhu and Hawaiian ū.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. breast

Laboya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu. Compare Laboya huhhu (milk).

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (anatomy) female breast

References[edit]

  • Rina, A. Dj.; Kabba, John Lado B. (2011), “susu”, in Kamus Bahasa Lamboya, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat [Dictionary of Lamboya Language, West Sumba Regency], Waikabubak: Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat, page 89

Limos Kalinga[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu. Compare Indonesian susu, Tagalog suso, Fijian sucu, Tongan huhu and Hawaiian ū.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (anatomy) breast

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *susu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

susu (Jawi spelling سوسو‎, informal 1st possessive susuku, impolite 2nd possessive susumu, 3rd possessive susunya)

  1. (uncountable) milk
  2. (less used) breast (female organ)

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: susu
  • Tok Pisin: susu

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. to breastfeed

Palauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Oceanic, from Proto-Oceanic *susu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu. Palauan regularly has the sound change *s > t, found in tut.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (Anatomy) female breast
  2. milk

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. milk

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a reduplication of English shoe.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. shoe

Tagakaulu Kalagan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (anatomy) breast

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay susu, from Proto-Malayic *susu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu.

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. milk
  2. (anatomy) breast

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

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