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]

Noun[edit]

tábu m

  1. transition

Comanche[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu

  1. rabbit

Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cs

Noun[edit]

tabu n

  1. taboo

Related terms[edit]


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]

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

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.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

tābū

  1. ablative supine of tābeō

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]

From Tongan tapu (prohibited).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tabu n (indeclinable)

  1. taboo

Further reading[edit]

  • tabu in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

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]

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 korpus.sk

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

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