tabu

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See also: Tabu, tabú, tabù, and tabū

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu (plural tabus)

  1. Alternative spelling of taboo

Verb[edit]

tabu (third-person singular simple present tabus, present participle tabuing, simple past and past participle tabued)

  1. Alternative spelling of taboo

Anagrams[edit]


Comanche[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu

  1. rabbit

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu n

  1. taboo

Related terms[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English taboo, Tongan tapu

Noun[edit]

tabu

  1. taboo

Declension[edit]

References[edit]


Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *tabu. Cognate with Maori tapu, Hawaiian kapu.

Adjective[edit]

tabu

  1. forbidden

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑbu/, [ˈt̪ɑbu]

Noun[edit]

tabu

  1. taboo

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tabu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative tabu tabut
genitive tabun tabujen
partitive tabua tabuja
illative tabuun tabuihin
singular plural
nominative tabu tabut
accusative nom. tabu tabut
gen. tabun
genitive tabun tabujen
partitive tabua tabuja
inessive tabussa tabuissa
elative tabusta tabuista
illative tabuun tabuihin
adessive tabulla tabuilla
ablative tabulta tabuilta
allative tabulle tabuille
essive tabuna tabuina
translative tabuksi tabuiksi
instructive tabuin
abessive tabutta tabuitta
comitative tabuineen

Compounds[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tabu (not comparable)

  1. (predicative only) taboo
    Das ist tabu.
    That’s taboo.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The adjective is not used attributively (for which tabuisiert or compounds with Tabu are used).

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • tabu in Duden online

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

tābū

  1. ablative supine of tābeō

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English taboo, from Tongan tapu.

Noun[edit]

tabù m

  1. taboo

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable.


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Tongan tapu (prohibited).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu n (indeclinable)

  1. taboo

Further reading[edit]

  • tabu in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun[edit]

tabu m (plural tabus)

  1. taboo (cultural inhibition or ban)

Adjective[edit]

tabu (plural tabu, comparable)

  1. taboo (culturally forbidden from use, approach or mention)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English taboo.

Noun[edit]

tabu m (Cyrillic spelling табу)

  1. taboo

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Polynesian *tapu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu n

  1. taboo

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • tabu in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu n

  1. taboo

Declension[edit]

Declension of tabu 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tabu tabut tabun tabuna
Genitive tabus tabuts tabuns tabunas

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu

  1. predicative singular of tab