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 *sus, 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]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of sueur with clipping.

Pronunciation[edit]

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) (breast), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, from Proto-Austronesian *susu. The current sense of "milk" is developed from "breast" (commonly displaced by payudara) → "breast milk" (now replaced by the specific term air susu ibu, literally "mother's milk water") → "milk" (generalized to all types of milk).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈsusu]
  • Hyphenation: su‧su

Noun[edit]

susu (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.
    1. a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals to nourish their young. From certain animals, especially cows, it is also called dairy milk and is a common food for humans as a beverage or used to produce various dairy products such as butter, cheese, and yogurt.
    2. a white (or whitish) liquid obtained from a vegetable source such as almonds, coconuts, oats, rice, and/or soy beans. Also called non-dairy milk.
  2. (countable) breast
    1. (now colloquial, vulgar) two organs on the front of a female chest.
      Kecil sekali susunya!(Those are) very small breasts!
    2. the analogous organs in other animals.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

susu

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

Further reading[edit]


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 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: su‧su
  • IPA(key): /ˈsusu/, [ˈsuː.so]

Noun[edit]

súsu

  1. breast
  2. baby bottle

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susuq. Compare Ilocano soso, Tagalog suso, Cebuano suso, Old Javanese susuh, and Balinese susuh.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: su‧su
  • IPA(key): /sʊˈsuʔ/, [sʊˈsoːʔ]

Noun[edit]

susû

  1. snail

Derived terms[edit]


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, 2nd possessive susumu, 3rd possessive susunya)

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

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: susu
  • Petjo: soesoe
  • Tok Pisin: susu

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. to breastfeed

Further reading[edit]


Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. second-person plural imperative of sies

Manchu[edit]

Romanization[edit]

susu

  1. Romanization of ᠰᡠᠰᡠ

Maquiritari[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. breast milk
  2. breast with milk

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “susu”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon
  • Lauer, Matthew Taylor (2005) Fertility in Amazonia: Indigenous Concepts of the Human Reproductive Process Among the Ye’kwana of Southern Venezuela[2], Santa Barbara: University of California, page 217
  • Gongora, Majoí Fávero (2017) Ääma ashichaato: replicações, transformações, pessoas e cantos entre os Ye’kwana do rio Auaris[3], corrected edition, São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo, page 178

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

Tetum[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *susu, compare Malay susu.

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. to suck

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]

See also[edit]


West Makian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay susu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. breast

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. (transitive) to suckle

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of susu (action verb)
singular plural
inclusive exclusive
1st person tosusu mosusu asusu
2nd person nosusu fosusu
3rd person inanimate isusu dosusu
animate
imperative nususu, susu fususu, susu

References[edit]

  • James Collins (1982) Further Notes Towards a West Makian Vocabulary[4], Pacific linguistics
  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[5], Pacific linguistics

Yakan[edit]

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. breast

Derived terms[edit]