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Lu

English

Etymology 1

Noun

lu (uncountable)

  1. Archaic form of loo. (card game)

Verb

lu (third-person singular simple present lus, present participle luing, simple past and past participle lued)

  1. Archaic form of loo. (beat at card game)

Etymology 2

A romanization of Chinese ? ("route")

Noun

lu (usually uncountable, plural lus)

  1. (historical) Synonym of route or circuit: an administrative division of imperial China.

References

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for lu in
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Anagrams


Aiwoo

Noun

lu

  1. life

References


Asturian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *illu, from Latin illum, accusative of ille. Compare Spanish lo.

Pronoun

lu, la f, lo n

  1. Third-person singular direct object; him, it

Basque

Noun

lu

  1. pussy, vagina

Danish

Verb

lu

  1. imperative of lue

French

Pronunciation

Verb

lu m (feminine singular lue, masculine plural lus, feminine plural lues)

  1. past participle of lire

Friulian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *illu, from Latin illum. Compare Italian lo.

Pronoun

lu (third person masculine direct object)

  1. him

Related terms


Ido

Etymology

Back-formation from ilu ("he, him"), elu ("she, her") and olu ("it").

Pronunciation

Pronoun

lu (plural li)

  1. Third-person singular pronoun for referents of any gender; he/him, she/her, it or that
    Me ne konocas se lu es viro o muliero.
    I don't know if he/she is a man or a woman.

Usage notes

Lu is widely used in Ido, and not exclusively when a gendered possessive determiner is inappropriate, but also in order to avoid repetition depending on the user's preferences.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • ilu ("he, him") (masculine)
  • elu ("she, her") (feminine)
  • olu ("it") (neuter)

See also


Indonesian

Etymology

From Hokkien ? ().

Pronoun

lu

  1. (Jakarta, slang) Second-person singular pronoun: you, your, yours

Synonyms

Indonesian informal second-person pronouns:


Interlingue

Article

lu

  1. the

Usage notes

Used as a definite article to form abstract concepts: lu bon the good.


Mandarin

Romanization

lu (Zhuyin )

  1. Pinyin transcription of ?

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  1. Nonstandard spelling of l?.
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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.

Neapolitan

Pronunciation

Pronoun

lu

  1. Alternative form of 'u

Novial

Pronoun

lu (plural lus, accusative lum)

  1. it

Related terms


Old French

Alternative forms

Etymology

Reduced form of Latin lupus.

Noun

lu m (oblique plural lus, nominative singular lus, nominative plural lu)

  1. wolf

Sicilian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *illu, from Latin illum, from ille.

Article

lu m sg (plural li)

  1. (definite article) the

Related terms

Sicilian articles
Masculine Feminine
indefinite singular un, nu na
definite singular lu, û la, â
definite plural li, î li, î

See also


Tocharian A

Etymology

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *luhxeh?, through a Proto-Tocharian *luw?-. Compare Tocharian B luwo. May be distantly related to Old Church Slavonic lov? (lov?, "chase"), Serbo-Croatian lõv ("chase; game animal"); compare also Ancient Greek ? (lé?n).

Noun

lu

  1. animal

Veps

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *luu, from Proto-Uralic *luwe.

Noun

lu

  1. bone

Inflection

Inflection of lu
nominative sing. lu
genitive sing. lun
partitive sing. lud
partitive plur. luid
singular plural
nominative lu lud
accusative lun lud
genitive lun luiden
partitive lud luid
essive-instructive lun luin
translative luks luik?
inessive lus lui?
elative luspäi lui?päi
illative ? luihe
adessive lul luil
ablative lulpäi luilpäi
allative lule luile
abessive luta luita
comitative lunke luidenke
prolative ludme luidme
approximative I lunno luidenno
approximative II lunnoks luidennoks
egressive lunnopäi luidennopäi
terminative I ? luihesai
terminative II lulesai luilesai
terminative III lussai
additive I ? luihepäi
additive II lulepäi luilepäi

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

Vietnamese

Etymology

Compare Khmer (luu, "large jar").

Pronunciation

Noun

(classifier cái) lu

  1. big vase used to contain water

Zazaki

Alternative forms

Noun

lu ?

  1. fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Zou

Noun

lu

  1. head

References


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