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Is gnu a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word gnu is a Scrabble US word. The word gnu is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'gnu'

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2 letters words from 'gnu'

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UG 3UN 2

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Definitions and meaning of gnu

gnu

Etymology

Taken from Nama, likely onomatopoeic of the grunt-type noise of the gnu.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /njuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /nuː/, /njuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophones: new, nu, knew

In the UK, "gnu" is pronounced nearly ubiquitously as /ɡəˈnuː/ due to the cultural impact of the 1957 Flanders and Swann song The Gnu.

Noun

gnu (plural gnus or gnu)

  1. A large antelope of the genus Connochaetes, native to Africa having curved horns.

Synonyms

  • wildebeest

Translations

Further reading

  • gnu on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • gnu at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Ngu, Ung, gun, nug

Danish

Etymology

From German Gnu, from Afrikaans ghnoe, from Bantu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡnuː/, [ɡ̊nuːˀ]

Noun

gnu c (singular definite gnuen, plural indefinite gnuer)

  1. gnu, wildebeest

Inflection


Finnish

Alternative forms

  • gnuu

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡnu(ː)/, [ˈɡnu(ː)]
  • Rhymes: -u
  • Syllabification: gnu

Noun

gnu

  1. gnu, wildebeest (antelope of the genus Connochaetes)
  2. black wildebeest, white-tailed gnu, Connochaetes gnou (large antelope native to south Africa)
  3. blue wildebeest, brindled gnu, Connochaetes taurinus (large antelope native to eastern Africa)

Declension

Synonyms

  • (Connochaetes gnou): valkohäntägnu
  • (Connochaetes taurinus): juovagnu

Derived terms

  • valkohäntägnu, Connochaetes gnou (black wildebeest, white-tailed gnu)
  • juovagnu, Connochaetes taurinus, (blue wildebeest, brindled gnu)

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɲu/
  • Rhymes: -u

Noun

gnu m (invariable)

  1. gnu
  2. wildebeest, kokoon

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From an African language, via German Gnu

Noun

gnu m (definite singular gnuen, indefinite plural gnuer, definite plural gnuene)

  1. a gnu or wildebeest (large antelope)

References

  • “gnu” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From German Gnu, from Afrikaans ghnoe. Ultimately Nama.

Noun

gnu m (definite singular gnuen, indefinite plural gnuar, definite plural gnuane)

  1. a gnu or wildebeest (large antelope)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse gnúa. Cognate with Icelandic núa.

Verb

gnu (present tense gnur, past tense gnudde, past participle gnudd/gnutt, passive infinitive gnuast, present participle gnuande, imperative gnu)

  1. (transitive) to rub hard
  2. (transitive) to compress, crush
  3. (intransitive) to work hard and evenly
  4. (intransitive) to nag

References

  • “gnu” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • ung

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡnu/

Noun

gnu n

  1. gnu

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɡnu/, /ɡi.ˈnu/
  • Rhymes: -u

Noun

gnu m (plural gnus)

  1. gnu

Westrobothnian

Etymology

Compare Old Norse gnýr (clash, din) and gnyðr (murmur).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ŋʉ́ː], [ɡ̊ɳʉ́ː] (example of pronunciation)
    Rhymes: -ʉ́ː

Noun

gnu n (definite singular gnue)

  1. roaring, rumbling

Alternative forms

  • gny

Verb

gnu

  1. singular present of gnuu
  2. singular imperative of gnuu

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a kind of African antelope.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)