tatu

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See also: Tatu, tatú, tatù, Ta-tu, Ta Tu, and тату

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tatu (plural tatus)

  1. Archaic form of tattoo. (decorative ink design on the skin)

Verb[edit]

tatu (third-person singular simple present tatus, present participle tatuing, simple past and past participle tatued)

  1. Archaic form of tattoo. (decorative ink design on the skin)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

tatu (plural tatus)

  1. Alternative form of tatou (giant armadillo)

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Aromanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tatu f (plural tãtãnj, definite articulation tatul)

  1. Alternative form of tatã

Chichewa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-tátʊ̀.

Numeral[edit]

tatu

  1. three

Guaraní[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tupi-Guarani *tatu

Noun[edit]

tatu

  1. armadillo

Hungarian[edit]

tatu

Etymology[edit]

From French tatou, from Old Tupi tatu (armadillo).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒtu]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧tu
  • Rhymes: -tu

Noun[edit]

tatu (plural tatuk)

  1. armadillo

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tatu tatuk
accusative tatut tatukat
dative tatunak tatuknak
instrumental tatuval tatukkal
causal-final tatuért tatukért
translative tatuvá tatukká
terminative tatuig tatukig
essive-formal tatuként tatukként
essive-modal
inessive tatuban tatukban
superessive tatun tatukon
adessive tatunál tatuknál
illative tatuba tatukba
sublative tatura tatukra
allative tatuhoz tatukhoz
elative tatuból tatukból
delative taturól tatukról
ablative tatutól tatuktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
tatué tatuké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tatuéi tatukéi
Possessive forms of tatu
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tatum tatuim
2nd person sing. tatud tatuid
3rd person sing. tatuja tatui
1st person plural tatunk tatuink
2nd person plural tatutok tatuitok
3rd person plural tatujuk tatuik

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Javanese tatu.

Noun[edit]

tatu

  1. wound

Kituba[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tatu

  1. three

Old Javanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

tatu

  1. wound

Old Tupi[edit]

tatu (Dasypus novemcinctus)

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Tupi-Guarani *tatu, from Proto-Tupian *jat͡sju.[1][2]

Cognate with Guaraní tatu and Sateré-Mawé sahu.

Noun[edit]

tatu (unpossessable)

  1. armadillo

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • French: tatou, tattou
    • Breton: tatou
    • English: tatou
    • Hungarian: tatu
    • Romanian: tatu
  • Portuguese: tatu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warý Kamaiurá (2012-03-02) Awetí e Tupí-Guaraní, relações genéticas e contato linguístico[1] (in Portuguese), Brasília: UnB, page 35
  2. ^ Andrey Nikulin (2020) Proto-Macro-Jê: um estudo reconstrutivo[2] (in Portuguese), Brasília: UnB

Further reading[edit]

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧tu

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old Tupi tatu.

Noun[edit]

tatu m (plural tatus)

  1. armadillo
  2. (colloquial, South Brazil) booger
  3. (colloquial, South Brazil) fool
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of tatuagem.

Noun[edit]

tatu f (plural tatus)

  1. (colloquial) tattoo

Romanian[edit]

Tatu

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tatou.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tatu m (plural tatu)

  1. armadillo (burrowing mammal covered with bony, jointed, protective plates)

Declension[edit]

  • Because of its unusual ending, this noun cannot be inflected normally. Inflected forms are often avoided.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tatu (Cyrillic spelling тату)

  1. dative/locative singular of tat

Noun[edit]

tatu (Cyrillic spelling тату)

  1. accusative singular of tata

Shona[edit]

Shona cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tatu
    Ordinal : chitatu

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-tátʊ̀.

Adjective[edit]

-tatú

  1. three

Inflection[edit]

Swahili[edit]

Swahili numbers (edit)
30
[a], [b] ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: -tatu
    Ordinal: -a tatu

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-tátʊ̀.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Numeral[edit]

-tatu (declinable)

  1. three

Inflection[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tatu (n class, plural tatu)

  1. (card games) three

See also[edit]

Playing cards in Swahili · karata za kucheza (layout · text)
ree, rea, rei mbili tatu nne tano sita saba
nane tisa kumi ghulamu, mzungu wa tatu malkia, mzungu wa pili, bibi mfalme, mzungu wa nne, basha jokari

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧tu
  • IPA(key): /taˈtu/, [tɐˈtu]
  • IPA(key): /taˈtuʔ/, [tɐˈtuʔ]

Noun[edit]

tatú or tatû (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜆᜓ)

  1. Alternative form of tato

Derived terms[edit]

Tahitian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

tatu

  1. to mark

Tumbuka[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-tátʊ̀.

Numeral[edit]

tatu

  1. three

Yao[edit]

Yao cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tatu

Etymology[edit]

Cognates include Swahili tatu.

Numeral[edit]

tatu

  1. three

Usage notes[edit]

This number follows a noun and takes the noun class characteristic prefix, e.g. mabweta gatatu (three boxes). See the Yao language article on Wikipedia for details on noun class prefixes.