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Ku

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *ku, from Proto-Indo-European *k?u ("where?"). Compare Avestan (k?), Sanskrit (k).

Adverb

ku

  1. where

See also


Bambara

Noun

ku

  1. tail
  2. yam

Derived terms


Bura

Pronunciation

Noun

ku

  1. hole

References


Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *k?(n)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['ku]
  • (file)

Preposition

ku

  1. (informal) to (in the direction of, and arriving at)

Synonyms


Ewe

Verb

kuku

  1. to die

Faroese

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin k?.

Noun

ku n (genitive singular kus, plural ku)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Q.

Declension

Declension of ku
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ku kuið ku kuini
accusative ku kuið ku kuini
dative kui kuinum kuum kuunum
genitive kus kusins kua kuanna

French

Alternative forms

  • cu (much less common)
  • qu (less common)

Pronunciation

Noun

ku m (plural kus)

  1. cue, The name of the Latin-script letter Q.

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology 1

From Portuguese quando. Cognates with Kabuverdianu kantu.

Pronoun

ku

  1. when

Etymology 2

From Portuguese com. Cognates with Kabuverdianu ku.

Preposition

ku

  1. with

Indonesian

Etymology

From Malay ku, shortened form of aku, from Proto-Malayic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ku

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

Derived terms

Synonyms


Ingrian

Pronoun

ku

  1. when

Japanese

Romanization

ku

  1. R?maji transcription of ?
  2. R?maji transcription of ?

Javanese

Etymology 1

Shortened form of aku, from Old Javanese aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Pronoun

ku (personal pronoun, informal)

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

Etymology 2

Clipping of iku

Determiner

ku

  1. that, those

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese com.

Preposition

ku

  1. with


Kurdish

Conjunction

ku

  1. that (connecting noun clause, introducing the result of the main clause)
    Min bihîst ku ew pir dewlemend e.
    I heard that he is very rich.
  2. implied that (where it is grammatically necessary)
    Min tuti?t tune ku bidim.
    I have nothing to give. OR I have nothing that I give.

Pronoun

ku

  1. which, that (of those mentioned or implied)
    Dîmenderparêzên ku ekranê diguherînin bi kar bîne.
    Use screen savers that manipulate the screen.

Derived terms


Latin

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

k? f (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter Q.

Coordinate terms

References

  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), part III: "Summary of the Ancient Evidence", page 32
    Clearly there is no question or doubt about the names of the vowels A, E, I, O, U. They are simply long A, long E, etc. (?, ?, ?, ?, ?). Nor is there any uncertainty with respect to the six mutes B, C, D, G, P, T. Their names are b?, c?, d?, g?, p?, t? (each with a long E). Or about H, K, and Q: they are h?, k?, k? -- each, again, with a long vowel sound.

Livonian

Alternative forms

Etymology

Related to Estonian kuidas and Finnish kuinka.

Pronoun

ku

  1. how

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

Preposition

ku (with dative)

  1. Alternative form of k (used before ch, g, and k)

Malay

Alternative forms

Etymology

Shortened form of aku, from Proto-Malayic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ku (Jawi spelling , Informal, rough even towards older people)

  1. I (personal pronoun)
    Kutahu.
    I know.
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
    Dia mengenaliku.
    He knows me.
  3. me (object of a preposition)
    Dia pergi denganku.
    He went with me.
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)
    Ini barangku.
    This is my stuff.

Derived terms

See also


Mandarin

Romanization

ku

  1. Nonstandard spelling of k?.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of k?.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian Creole

Noun

ku

  1. Alternative spelling of kou

Middle English

Noun

ku

  1. Alternative form of cou

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse kýr (accusative singular ), from Proto-Germanic *k?z, from Proto-Indo-European *gws ("cow").

Noun

ku m or f (definite singular kuen or kua, indefinite plural kuer or kyr, definite plural kuene or kyrne)

  1. a cow

Derived terms

References

  • "ku" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse kýr (accusative singular ), from Proto-Germanic *k?z, from Proto-Indo-European *gws ("cow"). Akin to English cow.

Noun

ku f (definite singular kua, indefinite plural kyr, definite plural kyrne)

  1. cow
    Det går eit par kyr i beitet og beitar.
    There are a couple of cows grazing in the pasture.

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Verb

ku

  1. imperative of kua

Further reading

  • "ku" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Papiamentu

Etymology 1

From Portuguese com and Spanish con and Kabuverdianu ku.

Conjunction

ku

  1. with
  2. plus
  3. and

Etymology 2

From Portuguese que and Spanish que and Kabuverdianu ki.

Adverb

ku

  1. than
  2. that
  3. which

Polish

Etymology

From Old Polish k, from Proto-Slavic *k?(n), from Proto-Indo-European *kom.

Pronunciation

Preposition

ku (+ dative)

  1. towards, to

Further reading

  • ku in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Ter Sami

Etymology

From Proto-Uralic *ki, the same root from which the Finnish ken is derived.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ku

  1. who

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Tocharian A

Etymology

From Proto-Tocharian *ku, from Proto-Indo-European *?w? ("dog"). Compare Tocharian B ku, Latin canis, Old Irish , Old English hund.

Noun

ku m

  1. dog

Tocharian B

Etymology

From Proto-Tocharian *ku, from Proto-Indo-European *?w? ("dog"). Compare Tocharian A ku, Latin canis, Old Irish , Old English hund.

Noun

ku m

  1. dog

Tsonga

Particle

ku

  1. to
    Ku ba ndlopfu hi xibakele. - To hit an elephant with a fist.

References

  • "ku" in Xitsonga Dictionary

Unami

Etymology

From Proto-Algonquian *-w (negative particle).

Pronunciation

Adverb

ku

  1. not

Veps

Etymology 1

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

Conjunction

ku

  1. if
  2. when
  3. than (in comparisons)
Synonyms
  • (than): mi

Etymology 2

From Proto-Finnic *kuu, from Proto-Uralic *ku?e.

Noun

ku

  1. moon
  2. month
Inflection
Inflection of ku
nominative sing. ku
genitive sing. kun
partitive sing. kud
partitive plur. kuid
singular plural
nominative ku kud
accusative kun kud
genitive kun kuiden
partitive kud kuid
essive-instructive kun kuin
translative kuks kuik?
inessive kus kui?
elative kuspäi kui?päi
illative ? kuihe
adessive kul kuil
ablative kulpäi kuilpäi
allative kule kuile
abessive kuta kuita
comitative kunke kuidenke
prolative kudme kuidme
approximative I kunno kuidenno
approximative II kunnoks kuidennoks
egressive kunnopäi kuidennopäi
terminative I ? kuihesai
terminative II kulesai kuilesai
terminative III kussai
additive I ? kuihepäi
additive II kulepäi kuilepäi

Derived terms

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), "?, , , , ", in Uz' venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovar? [New Russian-Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Wakhi

Etymology

Pronoun

ku

  1. who

Yurok

Noun

ku

  1. dove

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