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Definitions and meaning of mu

mu

Etymology 1

From Ancient Greek μῦ ().

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /muː/, /mjuː/
    • Homophone: moo (first pronunciation only)
    • Homophone: mew (second pronunciation only)
  • (General American) IPA(key): /mju/
    • Homophone: mew

Noun

mu (countable and uncountable, plural mus)

  1. The 12th letter of the Modern Greek alphabet.
Derived terms
  • mu-meson, muon
  • mu-metal
Translations

Etymology 2

From Japanese (mu, nothing, neither yes nor no)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /muː/
    • Homophone: moo
  • (US) IPA(key): /mjuː/, /muː/
    • Homophone: mew (first pronunciation only)
    • Homophone: moo (second pronunciation only)

Interjection

mu

  1. (Zen Buddhism) Neither yes nor no.
    • 1974, Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:
      Mu means "no thing." Like "Quality" it points outside the process of dualistic discrimination. Mu simply says, "No class; not one, not zero, not yes, not no." [...] It's a great mistake, a kind of dishonesty, to sweep nature's mu answers under the carpet.
    • 1979, Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid:
      Achilles: Oh, but MU is Jōshū’s answer. By saying MU, Jōshū let the other monk know that only by not asking such questions can one know the answer to them.
      Tortoise: Jōshū “unasked” the question. […]
      Achilles: […] And the answer of “MU” here rejects the premises of the question, which are that one or the other must be chosen.
    • 1996, Dan Simmons, "Looking for Kelly Dahl", The Year's Best Science Fiction, page 424:
      "Mu," said Kelly Dahl.
      On one level mu means only yes, but on a deeper level of Zen it was often used by the master when the acolyte asked a stupid, unanswerable or wrongheaded question such as "Does a dog have the Buddha-nature?" The Master would answer only, "Mu," meaning—I say "yes" but mean "no," but the actual answer is: Unask the question.
    • 2002, Norman Waddell and Masao Abe, The Heart of Dōgen's Shōbōgenzō, page 72:
      The Fifth Patriarch's utterance You say mu [Buddha-nature] because Buddha-nature is emptiness articulates clearly and distinctly the truth that emptiness is not "no". In uttering Buddha-nature-emptiness one does not say "half a pound." One does not say "eight ounces." One says "mu."
    • 2010, Joan Price, Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions, page 70:
      A monk once asked Master Joshu, 'Has a dog the Buddha Nature or not?' Joshu said, 'Mu!'

Noun

mu (uncountable)

  1. (Zen Buddhism) Nothingness; nonexistence; the illusory nature of reality.
Usage notes

Used to answer a question that if answered with "yes" or "no" would imply something false.

Synonyms
  • (nothingness): See also Thesaurus:inexistence

See also

  • (non-affirmative, non-negative answer): n/a

Etymology 3

From Mandarin ()

Noun

mu (plural mu)

  1. A unit of surface area, currently equivalent to 666 and 2/3 meters squared.
    • 2007 — Chang Liu, “Peasants and Revolution in Rural China: Rural Political Change in the North China Plain and the Yangzi Delta, 1850-1949”, page 87
      Of 114 village farming families, only ten had more than 30 mu of land and only five had more than 60 mu.

Anagrams

  • 'um, -um, UM, um, um-

Anguthimri

Noun

mu

  1. (Mpakwithi) buttocks

References

  • Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 187

Asturian

Interjection

mu

  1. moo (sound made by a cow or bull)

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmu]

Pronoun

mu

  1. singular dative masculine of on

Synonyms

  • jemu

Extremaduran

Adverb

mu

  1. very

See also

  • muchu

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /my/

Noun

mu m (plural mu)

  1. mu (Greek letter)

Further reading

  • “mu” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Hanga Hundi

Noun

mu

  1. (a) crocodile

Further reading

  • Hanga Hundi Organised Phonology Data (2011)

Hausa

Pronoun

  1. we (1st person plural pronoun)

Ikobi-Mena

Noun

mu (Mena), mụ (Ikobi)

  1. water

References

  • Karl J. Franklin, Comparative Wordlist 1 of the Gulf District and adjacent areas (1975), page 67

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mu/

Pronoun

mu

  1. (text messaging, informal) Alternative spelling of -mu.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun

mu m or f (invariable)

  1. The name of the letter M

Japanese

Romanization

mu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Jingpho

Etymology

Borrowed from Burmese မူး (mu:)

Noun

mu

  1. two anna bit

References

  • Kurabe, Keita, “Phonology of Burmese loanwords in Jinghpaw”, in Kyoto University Linguistic Research[1], volume 35, 2016-12-31, DOI:10.14989/219015, ISSN 1349-7804, pages 91–128

Jurchen

Noun

mu

  1. water

References

  • Gisaburō Norikura Kiyose, A Study of the Jurchen Language and Script: Reconstruction and Decipherment (1977)

Kituba

Pronoun

mu

  1. I

Kom (Cameroon)

Etymology 1

Noun

mu

  1. water

Etymology 2

Adjective

mu

  1. old

References

  • Randy Jones, Provisional Kom - English lexicon (2001, Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Lashi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mu/

Verb

mu

  1. to happen

References

  • Hkaw Luk, A grammatical sketch of Lacid[2], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis), 2017

Malay

Etymology

Shortened form of kamu, from Proto-Malayic *kamu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kamu, *kamiu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kamu, *kamiu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mu/
  • Rhymes: -mu, -u

Pronoun

mu

  1. you

See also


Mandarin

Romanization

mu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. 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.

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈmuː/

Pronoun

  1. accusative/genitive of mun

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mu/

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • jemu, niemu

Pronoun

mu m

  1. dative singular mute of on

Pronoun

mu n

  1. dative singular mute of ono

See also

  • Appendix:Polish pronouns

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection

mu

  1. moo (sound made by cows and bulls)
Derived terms
  • (verb) muczeć
  • (noun) muczenie

Further reading

  • mu in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -u

Etymology 1

Latin mūlus (mule)

Noun

mu m (plural mus)

  1. mule
    Synonym: mulo

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Alternative forms

  • muu, muuu, etc.

Interjection

mu

  1. moo (the call of a cow)

Romanian

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection

mu

  1. moo (sound made by cows)

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish imb. Cognates include Irish um and Manx mysh.

Preposition

mu (+ dative, triggers lenition)

  1. about, around
  2. about, concerning
  3. about, approximately

Inflection

Derived terms


Serbo-Croatian

Pronoun

mu (Cyrillic spelling му)

  1. to him (clitic dative singular of ȏn (he))
  2. to it (clitic dative singular of òno (it))
  3. (emphatic, possessive, dative) his, of his (clitic dative singular of ȏn (he))
  4. (emphatic, possessive, dative) its, of its (clitic dative singular of òno (it))

Declension


Spanish

Etymology 1

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -u

Interjection

mu

  1. moo (sound of a cow)
Derived terms
  • no decir ni mu

Etymology 2

Noun

mu f (plural múes)

  1. Misspelling of mi. (mu, the Greek letter Μ, μ)

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʉː

Interjection

mu

  1. moo

Noun

mu n

  1. moo; the sound of a cow or a bull

See also

  • råma

Turkish

Particle

mu

  1. Used to form interrogatives.
    Ona bu soruyu sordun mu?
    Did you ask him/her this question?
    Mutlu musun?
    Are you happy?
    Pikniğe gitmiyor muyuz?
    Aren't we going for a picnic?

Usage notes

  • Personal suffixes are added to the interrogative particles, as well as the past tense suffixes.
  • This form is used when the last vowel of the previous word is "o" or "u". Other forms used with different vowels are: mı?, mi? and mü?

Tzotzil

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mu/

Etymology 1

Adjective

mu

  1. delicious

Etymology 2

Particle

mu

  1. (negation) not
Synonyms
  • muk'
Derived terms

(particles)

  • mu'yuk

References

  • “mu(1)”, “mu(2)” in Laughlin, Robert M. (1975) The Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantán. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. [et al.] (1988) The Great Tzotzil Dictionary of Santo Domingo Zinacantán, vol. I. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Vietnamese

Etymology

Compare Zhuang moz.

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [mu˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [mʊw˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [mʊw˧˧]

Noun

mu • ()

  1. pubes, the pubic region
  2. the shells of some animals
    Synonym: mai

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish muy (very).

Adverb

mu

  1. extremely

Zou

Verb

mu

  1. see

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Greek) a letter of the Greek alphabet.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)