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Definitions and meaning of nu

nu

Etymology 1

Name for the letter of the Greek alphabet Ν (N) and ν (n).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /njuː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /nu/
  • Rhymes: -uː

Noun

nu (uncountable)

  1. The letter of the Greek alphabet Ν (N) and ν (n).
  2. A measure of constringence in lenses or prisms.
Translations

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Yiddish נו(nu).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /nu/

Interjection

nu

  1. (Jewish) An exclamation of surprise, emphasis, doubt, etc.
Translations

Etymology 3

Phonetic respelling of new.

Adjective

nu (comparative more nu, superlative most nu)

  1. (slang spelling) new
Derived terms
  • nu-disco
  • nu-house
  • nu jazz
  • nu metal

Anagrams

  • 'un, -un-, UN, Un, un, un-

Ainu

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/

Verb

nu (Kana spelling )

  1. (transitive) to hear
  2. (transitive) to sense (a smell)
  3. (possibly obsolete, transitive, + otta) to ask, enquire

Derived terms

  • inu (to listen)

Aiwoo

Verb

nu

  1. to drink

References

  • Ross, M. & Næss, Å. (2007) , “An Oceanic origin for Äiwoo, the language of the Reef Islands?”, in Oceanic Linguistics, volume 46, issue 2. Cited in: "Äiwoo" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *nu, from Proto-Indo-European *nu (now). Related to ni. Compare Ancient Greek νῦν (nûn), Old High German nu (now).

Adverb

nu

  1. when

Related terms

  • ni

References


Ama

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/

Noun

nu

  1. house

Aromanian

Etymology

From Latin nōn. Compare Romanian nu.

Adverb

nu

  1. no
  2. not

Interjection

nu

  1. no

Antonyms

  • ie

Au

Noun

nu

  1. tree

References

  • Scorza, David. Au language word, phrase, clause. Ms. 82pp. (1976)

Blagar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/

Numeral

nu

  1. one

References

  • W. A. L. Stokhof, Preliminary notes on the Alor and Pantar languages (East Indonesia) (1975)
  • Internet Archive, The Rosetta Project, Blagar Swadesh List

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈnu/
  • Rhymes: -u

Adjective

nu (feminine nua, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nues)

  1. nude, naked
  2. (of things, such as trees, mountains, houses, etc.) barren, bare

Derived terms

  • nuesa
  • nudista

Dalmatian

Etymology 1

From Latin novem.

Numeral

nu

  1. nine

Etymology 2

From Latin nōs.

Pronoun

nu

  1. (second-person plural pronoun) we
Related terms
  • noi

See also

  • ju
  • te
  • jal, jala
  • vu
  • jali, jale

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse (now), from Proto-Indo-European *nu (now).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/, [nu]

Noun

nu n (singular definite nuet, not used in plural form)

  1. now (present time), present (current time)
  2. moment
  3. instant

Adverb

nu

  1. now

Synonyms

Conjunction

nu

  1. now

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch nu, from Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *nu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ny/
  • Rhymes: -y

Adverb

nu

  1. now, at the present moment
  2. now, this time (indicating a certain amount of impatience)

Synonyms

  • nou
  • thans
  • heden

Conjunction

nu

  1. now (that)
    Nu je het zegt, weet ik het weer.
    Now you're saying it, I do remember it.

East Central German

Etymology

From Sorbian or Czech. Cf. no.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɵ/

Adverb

nu

  1. (Upper Saxon) yes

Elfdalian

Etymology

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *nu. Cognate with Swedish nu.

Adverb

nu

  1. now, at this time

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/

Interjection

nu

  1. well (as in “Well, I think...”)

Ewe

Noun

nu

  1. mouth

French

Etymology

From Old French nu, from Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ny/

Adjective

nu (feminine singular nue, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nues)

  1. (person): naked, nude
  2. (body, tree): bare

Noun

nu m (plural nu or nus)

  1. nu (Greek letter)

Further reading

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

Anagrams

  • un

Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese nuu, from Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós.

Adjective

nu m (feminine singular núa, masculine plural nus, feminine plural núas)

  1. naked, nude
  2. bare, barren

Related terms

  • nudez

Gaulish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *nu, from Proto-Indo-European *nu.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): [nu]

Adverb

nu

  1. now

German

Etymology 1

From Middle High German nu, nuo. The form without a final -n remained common in some dialects and was reinforced by German Low German nu, from Middle Low German .

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nuː/

Adverb

nu

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of nun
Derived terms
  • im Nu

Interjection

nu

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of nun

Etymology 2

From a Slavic dialect, probably Sorbian. Compare Czech ano (yes), Polish no (yeah; well), Russian ну (nu, yeah; well). In the sense of a filled pause touching on etymology 1 above.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [nɵ]

Interjection

nu

  1. (colloquial, regional, Saxony) yes; yeah; expresses agreement or understanding
  2. (colloquial, regional, Saxony) well; fills pause

Gothic

Romanization

nu

  1. Romanization of 𐌽𐌿

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -u

Noun

nu m or f (invariable)

  1. The name of the letter N

Anagrams

  • un, un'

Japanese

Romanization

nu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese nós.

Pronoun

nu

  1. we

References

  • Gonçalves, Manuel (2015) Capeverdean Creole-English dictionary, →ISBN

Kosraean

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ñiuʀ. Compare Pohnpeian nih, Fijian niu, Tongan niu, Hawaiian niu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/

Noun

nu

  1. coconut

Lashi

Etymology

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ŋwa. Cognates include Burmese နွား (nwa:) and Chinese (niú).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/, [nũ]

Noun

nu

  1. cow

References

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis).

Latvian

Particle

nu

  1. well
  2. now

Interjection

nu

  1. well

Mandarin

Romanization

nu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  5. 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

Pronoun

nu

  1. Alternative spelling of nou

See also


Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch nu, from Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb

nu

  1. now, currently
  2. today
  3. here
  4. just now

Descendants

  • Dutch: nu
  • Limburgish: noe

Conjunction

nu

  1. now that
  2. since, because

Descendants

  • Dutch: nu
  • Limburgish: noe

Further reading

  • “nu”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “nu (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle English

Adverb

nu

  1. Alternative spelling of nou

Muong

Etymology

Cognate with Vietnamese nâu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nuː¹/

Adjective

nu

  1. brown

Neapolitan

Alternative forms

  • 'nu
  • n'

Etymology

From Latin ūnus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/

Article

nu m sg

  1. a, an

Norman

Etymology

From Old French nu, from Latin nūdus.

Adjective

nu m

  1. (Jersey) bare

Northern Sami

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈnuː/

Adverb

  1. so, thus, like that
  2. so, to that extent

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Noun

nu m (definite singular nuen, indefinite plural nuer, definite plural nuene)

  1. a trough

Etymology 2

From Old Norse .

Adverb

nu

  1. (archaic or dialectal) now; Alternative form of

Interjection

nu

  1. Alternative form of

Noun

nu n (definite singular nuet, uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of

References

  • “nu” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Noun

nu m (definite singular nuen, indefinite plural nuar, definite plural nuane)

  1. a trough

Etymology 2

From Old Norse .

Adverb

nu

  1. (dialectal) now; Alternative form of no

Interjection

nu

  1. Alternative form of no

Noun

nu n (definite singular nuet, uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of no

References

  • “nu” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb

  1. now

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: nu
    • Dutch: nu
    • Limburgish: noe

Further reading

  • “nū (I)”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nuː/

Adverb

  1. now

Derived terms

  • nū rihte

Descendants

  • Middle English: nu, nou, now
    • English: now
    • Scots: now

Old French

Etymology

From Latin nūdus.

Adjective

nu m (oblique and nominative feminine singular nue)

  1. naked

Adverb

nu m (feminine nue)

  1. naked

Descendants

  • French: nu

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb

  1. now

Pali

Etymology

From Sanskrit नु (nu), from Proto-Indo-European *nu.

Particle

nu

  1. then, now

Pará Arára

Alternative forms

Noun

nu

  1. tumour; abscess

References

  1. 2010, Isaac Costa de Souza, A Phonological Description of “Pet Talk” in Arara (MA), SIL Brazil, page 42.

Plautdietsch

Adverb

nu

  1. now

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/

Interjection

nu

  1. quick!, forward!
  2. (dialectal) Alternative form of no.

See also

  • nuże

Further reading

  • nu in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • M. Arcta Słownik ilustrowany języka polskiego/Nu! on the Polish Wikisource.pl.Wikisource:M. Arcta Słownik ilustrowany języka polskiego/Nu!

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • (obsolete, now a common misspelling)
  • (obsolete)

Etymology

From Old Portuguese nuu, from Latin nūdus, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnu/
  • Rhymes: -u

Adjective

nu (feminine singular nua, masculine plural nus, feminine plural nuas, comparable)

  1. naked, nude

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin nōn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/

Adverb

nu

  1. no
  2. not

Antonyms

  • da

Saterland Frisian

Interjection

nu

  1. well

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nǫ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/

Conjunction

nu (Cyrillic spelling ну)

  1. (Croatia) but
  2. (Croatia) however

Synonyms

  • ali, no, nut

Shuar

Determiner

nu

  1. that, those

References

  • Chicham: Dictionario Enciclopédico Shuar-Castellano

Sicilian

Article

nu m sg

  1. (indefinite) a, an

Usage notes

Nu is used only before words beginning with the letter z or s and a consonant, like the Italian uno

See also


South Slavey

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnu/

Noun

nu

  1. Liard dialect form of ndu

References

  • Keren Rice (1989) A Grammar of Slave, Berlin, West Germany: Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 11

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *nu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nʉː/
  • Rhymes: -ʉː

Adverb

nu (not comparable)

  1. now, at this moment

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English new.

Adjective

nu

  1. new
  2. fresh

Volapük

Adverb

nu

  1. now

Derived terms

  • nuik

Wauja

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/

Pronoun

nu

  1. me (first-person singular indirect object pronoun)
    Pinyanka nu! Katsa umawiu? Nama!
    Tell me! What did [he] say? Come on!
    Puputatain nu kuapi.
    Give me a little [bit of] cotton thread.

Related terms

  • natu (I,me, my, mine)

References

  • E. Ireland field notes. Needs to be checked by a native speaker.

Wolof

Pronoun

nu

  1. we (first-person plural object pronoun)

See also


Zia

Pronoun

nu

  1. he
  2. she

Zou

Noun

nu

  1. mother

References

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

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  • a Greek letter.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)