susu

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See also: Susu, süsü, and šūšu

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from West African Igbo or Yoruba isusu / esusu.[1]

Noun[edit]

susu ‎(plural susus)

  1. (finance) Informal money pooling scheme
    • 2011, Tamara Mose Brown, Raising Brooklyn: Nannies, Childcare, and Caribbeans Creating Community, NYU Press (ISBN 9780814791424), 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. Those organizers, like ...
    • 2004, Mr. Rodolphe Blavy, Mr. Anupam Basu, Dr. Murat  Yülek, Microfinance in Africa: Experience and Lessons From Selected African Countries, International Monetary Fund (ISBN 9781451904024), page 9
      Building on Informal Sector Savings and Credit Mechanisms: The Example of the Ghana Susu System The informal credit sector has been very active in Ghana and covers a range of activities known as susu, including individual savings ...

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sasha Abramsky Newcomers Savings and Loan October 22, 2000 New York Times

Chamorro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. (uncountable) milk
    Aku minum segelas susu setiap hari.
  2. (colloquial, vulgar) breasts (of a woman)
    Kecil sekali susunya!

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. to breastfeed
    Ibu itu sedang menyusui anaknya.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

susu

  1. rōmaji reading of すす

Javanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

susu

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

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

nusu
na- +‎ susu

Verb[edit]

  1. To suckle.
    Kêbo nusu gudhèl. (proverb):
    A buffalo suckles a calf. (an oldman learns from the youngster):
    Wong wadon iku nembe nyusoni anake. (passive voice):
    That woman is being suckled her child.

Kapampangan[edit]

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. breast

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

susu

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

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

susu

  1. to breastfeed

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

susu

  1. milk

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

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]