u

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Translingual

Etymology 1

Minuscule variation of U, a modern variation of classical Latin V, from seventh century Old Latin adoption of Old Italic letter 𐌖 (V).

Letter

u (upper case U)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
See also
  • (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  Yy  Zz
  • (Variations of letter U):  Úú  Ùù  Ŭŭ  Ûû  Ǔǔ  Ůů  Üü  Ǘǘ  Ǜǜ  Ǚǚ  Ǖǖ  Űű  Ũũ  Ṹṹ  Ųų  Ūū  Ṻṻ  Ủủ  Ȕȕ  Ȗȗ  Ưư  Ứứ  Ừừ  Ữữ  Ửử  Ựự  Ụụ  Ṳṳ  Ṷṷ  Ṵṵ  Ʉʉ  ᵾ  ᶙ  ᴜ  Uu  Ꜷꜷ  Ȣȣ  ᵫ
  • (other scripts) Cyrillic у (u), Greek υ (y, upsilon), Hebrew ו(w, vav)
  • u on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

Symbol

u

  1. (metrology) symbol for unified atomic mass unit
  2. (phonetics) Used in the International Phonetic Alphabet and in several romanization systems of non-Latin scripts to represent a close back rounded vowel (/u/).
  3. (physics) up quark

Gallery

See also

Other representations of U:


English

Etymology

From Middle English lower case letter v (also written u), from Old English lower case u, from 7th century replacement by lower case u of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (u, ur), derived from Raetic letter u.

Before the 1700s, the pointed form v was written at the beginning of a word, while a rounded form u was used elsewhere, regardless of sound. So whereas valor and excuse appeared as in modern printing, have and upon were printed haue and vpon. Eventually, in the 1700s, to differentiate between the consonant and vowel sounds, the v form was used to represent the consonant, and u the vowel sound. v then preceded u in the alphabet, but the order has since reversed.

Pronunciation

Letter name
  • IPA(key): /juː/
  • Homophones: ewe, yew, you, hew (in h-dropping dialects), hue (in h-dropping dialects)
Phoneme
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /a/, /ʉː/, /ʊ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ʌ/, /uː/, /ʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ʌ/, /u/, /ʊ/

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U, plural u's)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the English alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.
    I prefer the u in Arial to the one in Times New Roman.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) letter; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Noun

u (plural ues)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter U/u.
  2. A thing in the shape of the letter U

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) letter; a, bee, cee, dee, e, ef, gee, aitch, i, jay, kay, el, em, en, o, pee, cue, ar, ess, tee, u, vee, double-u, ex, wye, zee / zed

Translations

Derived terms

  • u-turn
  • u-bolt

Pronoun

u (second person, singular or plural, nominative or objective)

  1. (abbreviation, slang, text messaging, Internet) you (in text messaging and internet conversations)
    Take me with u.

Abbreviation

u

  1. Underwater.

Derived terms

  • u-boat (1)

Acehnese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [u]

Noun

u

  1. coconut (fruit of the coco palm)

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /y/

Etymology 1

From Dutch u.

Pronoun

u

  1. (formal) you (singular, subject and object)

See also

Etymology 2

From Dutch uw.

Determiner

u

  1. (formal) your (singular)

See also


Ajië

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [u]

Verb

u

  1. to swim

References

  • 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 *wa, from Proto-Indo-European *su̯om.

Pronoun

u

  1. reflexive pronoun

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin aut.

Conjunction

u

  1. or

Aromanian

Etymology

Probably from an early (proto-Romanian) root *eaua, from Latin illam, accusative feminine singular of ille. Compare Romanian o.

Pronoun

u f (short/unstressed accusative form of ea)

  1. (direct object) her

Related terms

  • ãl (masculine equivalent)
  • li (plural)

Asturian

Etymology 1

From Latin aut.

Conjunction

u

  1. or

Etymology 2

From Latin ubi.

Pronoun

u

  1. where (relative pronoun)

Adverb

u

  1. where

Related terms

  • ú

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /u/

Letter

u lower case (upper case U)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) hərf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ə ə, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, X x, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, Q q, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈu/

Etymology 1

Noun

u f (plural us)

  1. The Latin letter U (lowercase u).

Etymology 2

Noun

u m (plural uns)

  1. (cardinal) one

Corsican

Article

u m

  1. the

Related terms

  • a, i, e, l'

Pronoun

u m

  1. him, it

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /u/

Preposition

u + genitive

  1. at
  2. by

Dutch

Etymology

Originally the accusative/dative form of jij/gij, from Middle Dutch u, from Old Dutch iu, from Proto-Germanic *iwwiz, West Germanic variant of *izwiz, dative/accusative of *jūz, from Proto-Indo-European *yū́. Doublet of jou.

The use as a nominative stems from an original possessive uwe edelheid (your gentility), which was later shortened to U E. and finally to u.

Cognate with West Frisian jo, Low German jo, ju, English you, German euch.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /y/

Pronoun

u

  1. (personal, second-person singular, subjective) you (polite).
  2. (personal, second-person singular, objective) you (polite).
  3. (personal, second-person singular, objective) thee (dialectal).
  4. (personal, second-person plural, subjective) you (polite).
  5. (personal, second-person plural, objective) you (polite).
  6. (reflexive, second-person singular) thyself (dialectal)
  7. (reflexive, second-person plural) yourselves (dialectal)

Usage notes

  • The capitalization of u (as in U or Uw) is now considered old-fashioned, and no longer compulsory. In religious contexts, it is still often capitalized.
  • See usage notes at gij.

Inflection


Alternative forms

  • (Brabantian) a

Synonyms

  • jou
  • U

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Dutch alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: t
  • Next letter: v

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /u/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /u/

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, Ĉ ĉ, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ĝ ĝ, H h, Ĥ ĥ, I i, J j, Ĵ ĵ, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, R r, S s, Ŝ ŝ, T t, U u, Ŭ ŭ, V v, Z z

Noun

u (accusative singular u-on, plural u-oj, accusative plural u-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter U/u.

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) litero; a, bo, co, ĉo, do, e, fo, go, ĝo, ho, ĥo, i, jo, ĵo, ko, lo, mo, no, o, po, ro, so, ŝo, to, u, ŭo, vo, zo

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /uː/

Letter

u (upper case U)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bókstavur; A a, Á á, B b, D d, Рð, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ó ó, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, Ú ú, V v, Y y, Ý ý, Æ æ, Ø ø

Finnish

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Finnish alphabet, called uu and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kirjain; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s (Š š), T t, U u, V v (W w), X x, Y y, Z z (Ž ž), Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /y/
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃

Noun

u m (plural us)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter U/u.

Fula

Pronunciation

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Common to all varieties of Fula (Fulfulde / Pulaar / Pular).

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) karfeeje; ', A a, B b, Mb mb, Ɓ ɓ, C c, D d, Nd nd, Ɗ ɗ, E e, F f, G g, Ng ng, Ɠ ɠ, H h, I i, J j, Nj nj, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, Ñ ñ, Ɲ ɲ, O o, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, W w, Y y, Ƴ ƴ

Galician

Etymology 1

From Latin ū.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈu/

Noun

u m (plural us)

  1. the name of the letter U.

Etymology 2

From Latin ubi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈu/

Adverb

u

  1. (archaic) where, whereby
    • 1264, E. Portela Silva (ed.), La región del obispado de Tuy en los siglos XII a XV. Santiago: Tip. El Eco Franciscano, page 364:
      pelo camino que vay peraa devesa de valadares asy como vay o porto do rrio u pasan os carros
      by the road that goes to the wood of Valadares as it goes by the ford of the river where the carts cross
    Synonym: onde
  2. where (interrogative adverb)
    Synonym: onde

References

  • “u” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “u” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “u” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Gothic

Romanization

u

  1. Romanization of 𐌿

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese tu.

Pronoun

u

  1. you (second person singular).

Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation, letter name) IPA(key): /u/

Letter

u (upper case U)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Interlingue

Adverb

u

  1. where

Italian

Etymology

From Latin ū (the name of the letter V).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /u/
  • Rhymes: -u
  • Hyphenation: u

Noun

u f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter U/u.

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) lettera; a, bi, ci, di, e, effe, gi, acca, i, i lunga, kappa, elle, emme, enne, o, pi, cu, erre, esse, ti, u, vu, doppia vu, ics, ipsilon, zeta

Japanese

Romanization

u

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /uː/

Noun

ū (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter V.

Coordinate terms

  • (Latin-script letter names) littera; ā, bē, cē, dē, ē, ef, gē, hā, ī, kā, el, em, en, ō, pē, kū, er, es, tē, ū, ix / īx / ex, ȳ / ī graeca / ȳpsīlon, zēta

References

  • u in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • u in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • 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. (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). Nor is there any uncertainty with respect to the six mutes B, C, D, G, P, T. Their names are bē, cē, dē, gē, pē, tē (each with a long E). Or about H, K, and Q: they are hā, kā, kū—each, again, with a long vowel sound."

Latvian

Etymology

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [u]

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • Letters of the Latvian alphabet:
    burti: Aa, Āā, Bb, Cc, Čč, Dd, Ee, Ēē, Ff, Gg, Ģģ, Hh, Ii, Īī, Jj, Kk, Ķķ, Ll, Ļļ, Mm, Nn, Ņņ, Oo, Pp, Rr, Ss, Šš, Tt, Uu, Ūū, Vv, Zz, Žž

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [u]

Noun

u m (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter U/u.

See also

  • Latvian letter names:
    a (A), garais ā (Ā), (B), (C), čē (Č), (D), e (E), garais ē (Ē), ef (F), (G), ģē (Ģ), (H), i (I), garais ī (Ī), (J), (K), ķē (Ķ), el (L), (Ļ), em (M), en (N), (Ņ), o (O), (P), er (R), es (S), (Š), (T), u (U), garais ū (Ū), (V), (Z), žē (Ž)

Lithuanian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ʊ/

Letter

u (upper case U)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Lithuanian alphabet, called u trumpoji and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, Ą ą, B b, C c, Č č, D d, E e, Ę ę, Ė ė, F f, G g, H h, I i, Į į, Y y, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, R r, S s, Š š, T t, U u, Ų ų, Ū ū, V v, Z z, Ž ž

Livonian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /u/

Letter

u (upper case U)

  1. The thirty-fifth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kēratēḑ; A a, Ā ā, Ä ä, Ǟ ǟ, B b, D d, Ḑ ḑ, E e, Ē ē, F f, G g, H h, I i, Ī ī, J j, K k, L l, Ļ ļ, M m, N n, Ņ ņ, O o, Ō ō, Ȯ ȯ, Ȱ ȱ, Õ õ, Ȭ ȭ, P p, R r, Ŗ ŗ, S s, Š š, T t, Ț ț, U u, Ū ū, V v, Z z, Ž ž



Malay

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Maltese

Alternative forms

  • w (before a vowel; also after a vowel, unless the following word begins with a consonant cluster)

Etymology

From Arabic وَ(wa), from Proto-Semitic *wa. Cognate with Hebrew וְ־(wə-).

Conjunction

u

  1. and; used to connect words, phrases, etc.

Mauritian Creole

Pronoun

u (informal to)

  1. Alternative spelling of ou

See also


Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

From Old Dutch iuwa, from Proto-Germanic *izweraz.

Determiner

u

  1. your (plural)
  2. your (singular, informal)
Usage notes

See the usage notes for gi.

Descendants
  • Dutch: uw
  • Limburgish: eur

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronoun

u

  1. accusative and dative of gi

Further reading

  • “uwe”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • “u (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English

Noun

u

  1. Alternative form of ew

Middle French

Etymology

From Latin u, v.

Letter

u

  1. u (letter)
  2. v (letter)

Usage notes

  • u and v were represented by a single character in Middle French, although scholars consider them to be separate letters both in terms of usage and in terms of pronunciation.

Middle High German

Pronoun

ū

  1. (personal pronoun, dative, Middle German) Alternative form of iu.

Middle Low German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /uː/

Pronoun

û

  1. (personal pronoun, dative, accusative) Alternative form of .
  2. (possessive) Alternative form of .

Declension

Possessive pronoun:


Norman

Alternative forms

  • ieil (Guernsey)
  • yi (Jersey)

Etymology

From Old French ueil, from Vulgar Latin oclus, from Latin oculus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see).

Noun

u m (plural uûs or uur)

  1. (France, anatomy) eye

Norwegian

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ʉː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ʉː/, /ʉ/, /ʊ/

Letter

u

  1. The 21st letter of the Norwegian alphabet

Old French

Etymology 1

From Latin ubi.

Adverb

u

  1. (interrogative) where
Descendants
  • Middle French: ou
    • French:

Etymology 2

From Latin u, v.

Letter

u

  1. u (letter)
  2. v (letter)
Usage notes
  • u and v were represented by a single character in Old French, although scholars consider them to be separate letters both in terms of usage and in terms of pronunciation.

Old Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin ubi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈu/

Adverb

u

  1. where
    • 13th century, Vindel manuscript, Martín Codax, Mia irmana fremosa, treides comigo (facsimile)
      Mia irmana fremoſa treides de grado / ala ygreia de uigo u e o mar leuado / E miraremos las ondas.
      Lovely sister, come willingly / To the church in Vigo, where the sea is up, / And we will gaze at the waves.

Descendants

  • Galician: u
  • Portuguese: u

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *u, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ew.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /u/

Preposition

u (+ genitive)

  1. at

Further reading

  • u in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈu/
  • Homophone: o

Etymology 1

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Noun

u m (plural us)

  1. u (name of the letter U, u)

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) letra; A a (Á á, À à,  â, àã), B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e (É é, Ê ê), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í), J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ô ô, Õ õ), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Etymology 2

From Old Portuguese u, from Latin ubi. Cognate with Galician u, French , Italian ove and Romanian iuo.

Adverb

u

  1. (obsolete) where
    • 1534, Gil Vicente, Auto de Mofina Mendes:
Synonyms
  • (where): onde

Etymology 3

Article

u m

  1. Eye dialect spelling of o.

Pumpokol

Etymology

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaw (/ *ʔu) ("thou").

Pronoun

u

  1. you (second-person plural subjective)

Synonyms

  • úe

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /u/

Letter

u (lowercase, capital U)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /u/. Preceded by ţ and followed by v.

Romansch

Etymology

From Latin aut.

Conjunction

u

  1. or

Rumu

Noun

u

  1. water

References

  • Rumu-English-Motu dictionary; Rumu (misc)
  • Transnewguinea.org, citing G. E. MacDonald, The Teberan Language Family, pages 111-121, in The Linguistic Situation in the Gulf District and Adjacent Area, Papua New Guinea (editor K. J. Franklin) (1973)
  • Karl J. Franklin, Comparative Wordlist 1 of the Gulf District and adjacent areas (1975), page 67

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

See Translingual section.

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase) U

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /u/

Letter

u (Cyrillic spelling у)

  1. The 27th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by t and followed by v.

Etymology 2

From Proto-Slavic *u, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ew.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /u/

Preposition

u (Cyrillic spelling у)

  1. (+ locative case) in, at (without change of position, answering the question gdjȅ/gdȅ)
  2. (+ accusative case) to, into (with change of position, answering the question kùda)
  3. (+ accusative case) on, in, at, during (in expressions concerning time)
  4. (+ locative case) in, during (in expressions concerning time)

Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /u/, /w/

Letter

u (upper case U)

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bukva; A a,  â, B b, C c, Č č, Ʒ ʒ, Ǯ ǯ, D d, Đ đ, E e, F f, G g, Ǧ ǧ, Ǥ ǥ, H h, I i, J j, K k, Ǩ ǩ, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, O o, Õ õ, P p, R r, S s, Š š, T t, U u, V v, Z z, Ž ž, Å å, Ä ä, ʹ

Somali

Preposition

u

  1. to
  2. for

Usage notes

  • In Somali, prepositions fall before the verb and not before the noun they modify:
    u sheeg -- to tell (lit. to call to)
    u keen -- to bring to

Spanish

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /u/

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. The 22nd letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Noun

u f (plural úes)

  1. Name of the letter U.

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /u/, [u], [w]

Conjunction

u

  1. or
Alternative forms
  • ú (obsolete)
Usage notes

Used instead of o when the following word starts with a vowel sound which is pronounced /o/.

Further reading

  • “u” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Letter name
  • IPA(key): /ʉː/
Phoneme
  • IPA(key): /ʉː/, /ɵ/

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Swedish alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

Tolai

Pronoun

u

  1. Second-person singular pronoun: you (singular)

Declension



Torres Strait Creole

Noun

u

  1. (eastern dialect) a mature coconut

Usage notes

U is the sixth stage of coconut growth. It is preceded by pes and followed by drai koknat.


Turkish

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Noun

u

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter U/u.

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) harf; a, be, ce, çe, de, e, fe, ge, yumuşak ge, he, ı, i, je, ke, le, me, ne, o, ö, pe, re, se, şe, te, u, ü, ve, ye, ze

Turkmen

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /u/, /uː/

Letter

u (upper case U)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called u and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harp; A a, B b, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ä ä, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, Ž ž, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ň ň, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, W w, Y y, Ý ý, Z z

Tzotzil

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʔu/

Noun

u

  1. moon
  2. month

Synonyms

  • (moon): jch'ul me'tik

References

  • “ˀu(1)” in Laughlin, Robert M. (1975) The Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantán. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Uyghur

Romanization

u

  1. Latin (ULY) transcription of ئۇ(u)

Uzbek

Pronoun

u (Cyrillic у)

  1. Demonstrative pronoun used to indicate a thing that is far away from the speaker. that.

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

Noun

u

  1. (Northern Vietnam) mother; mom
Synonyms
  • mẹ
  • mợ
  • mạ

Etymology 2

From Proto-Vietic *ʔuː (hump (of a zebu)).

Noun

(classifier khối, cục) u (幽, 𢉾)

  1. excrescence; protuberance; swelling
  2. (oncology, pathology) tumor
Derived terms
See also
  • ung thư

Verb

u

  1. to get bumpy; to swell

Etymology 3

From Portuguese u.

Noun

u

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter U/u.

Volapük

Conjunction

u

  1. or

Alternative forms

  1. (in front of vowels) ud

Zulu

Letter

u (lower case, upper case U)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

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