u-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Typographical substitution for μ, the symbol for micro, in environments where the correct symbol is not available.

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. Alternative form of μ- as an abbreviation of micro-.

Chuukese[edit]

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. (subject marker for tense modifying pronouns) I

Czech[edit]

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. (away) from
    ustoupit "yield" (< u- "away from" + stoupit "step")
  2. (inchoative)
  3. (telicity)
    vidět "see" ~ uvidět "catch sight out of"
  4. (on perfective verbs) unintentionally, inadvertently, by mistake
    řeknout "say once" ~ uřeknout (se) "misspeak/say unintentionally once"
  5. (root modality) [i.e., deontic + dynamic modality: ability, obligation, permission, readiness]
    zvednout "lift once" ~ uzvednout "be able to lift once"
    nést "carry" ~ unést "be able to carry"

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Danish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. in-, un-, non-; (prefix meaning not, reversing the meaning)

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Kamba[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *ʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. you singular (used for conjugating verbs to the subjective or nominative case of the personal pronoun)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. un-, im- (in certain cases)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ú- or ó-, English and German un-. With the intensifying function probably influenced by ov-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. un- (not)
    flaksuflaks
    luck → bad luck
  2. used to create an undesired version of the following noun
    vêruvêr
    weather → severe weather
    tidutid
    time → inconvenient time
  3. used to strengthen/intensify the following noun
    talutal
    number → huge number

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Phuthi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *u-, from Proto-Bantu *ʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial wu-)

  1. you, thou; second-person singular subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ú-, from Proto-Bantu *ʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial ka-)

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ú-, from Proto-Bantu *gʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial wu-)

  1. he, she, it; class 3 subject concord.

Polish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. Appears in front of some verbs meaning: to make something behave in a certain way

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Swahili[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • w- (before a vowel)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *dʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (plural n-)

  1. The prefix for noun class 11 denoting natural objects or extensions.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *bʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (usually uncountable, irregular plural ma-)

  1. The prefix for noun class 14 denoting abstract qualities or collections of small things; -ness or -ity.
    1. Used to form the names of countries.
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Swazi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *ʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial wu-)

  1. you, thou; second-person singular subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ú-, from Proto-Bantu *ʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial ka-)

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ú-, from Proto-Bantu *gʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial wu-)

  1. he, she, it; class 3 subject concord.

Taos[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. (transitive) Third person singular subject + third person duoplural object.

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *u-, from Proto-Bantu *ʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial wu-)

  1. you, thou; second-person singular subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. Class 1a noun prefix.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ú-, from Proto-Bantu *ʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial ka-)

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ú-, from Proto-Bantu *gʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial wu-)

  1. he, she, it; class 3 subject concord.

Etymology 5[edit]

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. Class 11 noun prefix; form of ulu- used before stems of more than one syllable.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *u-, from Proto-Bantu *ʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial wu-)

  1. you, thou; second-person singular subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. Class 1a noun prefix.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ú-, from Proto-Bantu *ʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial ka-)

  1. he, she, it; class 1 subject concord.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ú-, from Proto-Bantu *gʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

u- (medial wu-)

  1. he, she, it; class 3 subject concord.

Etymology 5[edit]

Contracted from earlier ulu-, from Proto-Nguni *úlu-, from Proto-Bantu *dʊ́-dʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

u-

  1. Class 11 noun prefix.

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