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]


Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʌbu/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧bu

Noun[edit]

tábu m 

  1. transition

References[edit]

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 57

Comanche[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu

  1. rabbit

Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cs

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu n

  1. taboo

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • tabu in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • tabu in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English taboo, Tongan tapu

Noun[edit]

tabu

  1. taboo

Declension[edit]

References[edit]


Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Pacific *tabu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *tambu, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *tambu. Cognate with Maori tapu, Hawaiian kapu.

Adjective[edit]

tabu

  1. forbidden

Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑbu/, [ˈt̪ɑbu]
  • Rhymes: -ɑbu
  • Syllabification: ta‧bu

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
Possessive forms of tabu (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person tabuni tabumme
2nd person tabusi tabunne
3rd person tabunsa

Compounds[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /taˈbuː/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

tabu (indeclinable, predicative only)

  1. 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
  • tabu” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hungarian[edit]

Hungarian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia hu

Etymology[edit]

From English taboo.[1] Ultimately from Tongan tapu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒbu]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧bu
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Noun[edit]

tabu

  1. taboo

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tabu tabuk
accusative tabut tabukat
dative tabunak tabuknak
instrumental tabuval tabukkal
causal-final tabuért tabukért
translative tabuvá tabukká
terminative tabuig tabukig
essive-formal tabuként tabukként
essive-modal
inessive tabuban tabukban
superessive tabun tabukon
adessive tabunál tabuknál
illative tabuba tabukba
sublative tabura tabukra
allative tabuhoz tabukhoz
elative tabuból tabukból
delative taburól tabukról
ablative tabutól tabuktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
tabué tabuké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tabuéi tabukéi
Possessive forms of tabu
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tabum tabuim
2nd person sing. tabud tabuid
3rd person sing. tabuja tabui
1st person plural tabunk tabuink
2nd person plural tabutok tabuitok
3rd person plural tabujuk tabuik

References[edit]

  1. ^ tabu in Tótfalusi, István. Magyar etimológiai nagyszótár (’Hungarian Comprehensive Dictionary of Etymology’). Budapest: Arcanum Adatbázis, 2001; Arcanum DVD Könyvtár →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

  • tabu in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

From English taboo, from Tongan tapu (prohibited, sacred), from Proto-Polynesian *tapu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *tambu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtabu/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧bu

Noun[edit]

tabu (first-person possessive tabuku, second-person possessive tabumu, third-person possessive tabunya)

  1. taboo

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Lithuanian[edit]

Lithuanian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia lt

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:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English taboo, from Tongan tapu (prohibited).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu n (indeclinable)

  1. taboo

Further reading[edit]

  • tabu in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tabu in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧bu
  • 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)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tabou

Noun[edit]

tabu n (plural tabuuri)

  1. taboo

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sh

Etymology[edit]

English taboo.

Noun[edit]

tabu m (Cyrillic spelling табу)

  1. taboo

Slovak[edit]

Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sk

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 slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Tongan tapu.

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

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tabu (not comparable)

  1. taboo

Usage notes[edit]

As adjective only used predicatively.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]


Ternate[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tabu (Jawi تابو‎)

  1. (transitive) to shoot, fire
    tabu si usperato fire the gun

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of tabu
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st totabu fotabu mitabu
2nd notabu nitabu
3rd Human otabum, motabuf itabu, yotabu
Non-human itabu itabu, yotabu
* m - masculine, f - feminine, - archaic

References[edit]

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu

  1. predicative singular of tab