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English

Etymology 1

Name for the letter of the Greek alphabet Ν and ν.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
nu

Plural
-

nu (-)
  1. Name for the letter of the Greek alphabet Ν and ν.
  2. A measure of constringence in lenses or prisms.
Translations

Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

Interjection

nu

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An exclamation of surprise, emphasis, doubt, etc.
Translations

Etymology 3

Corruption of new.

Adjective

nu (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
nu

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) new

Danish

Adverb

nu

  1. now

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adverb

nu

  1. now

Synonyms


Esperanto

Pronunciation

Interjection

nu

  1. well (as in “Well, I think...”)

Ewe

Noun

nu

  1. mouth

French

Pronunciation

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] nudus.

Adjective

nu m. (f. nue, m. plural nus, f. plural nues)

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

German

Interjection

nu [[Category:Template:lang:de interjections|nu]]

  1. well, well now

Synonyms


Japanese

Romaji

nu

  1. : hiragana letter nu

Lojban

Cmavo

nu

  1. Event abstractor, similar in meaning to an infinitive or gerund. klama go, goes, went. lo klama a goer. lo nu klama a going.

See also


Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

nu

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, , , or , or having an additional diacritic and one of two tones, or .

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *nu.

Adverb

  1. now

Polish

Interjection

nu [[Category:Template:lang:pl interjections|nu]]

  1. quick!, forward!

See also


Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /nu/, /'nu.a/

Adjective

nu m. (feminine nua)

  1. naked, nude

Romanian

Pronunciation

Adverb

nu [[Category:Template:lang:ro adverbs|nu]]

  1. no

Sicilian

Article

nu m. (indefinite article, singular)

  1. a, an
The Sicilian Indefinite Article
Masculine Feminine
Singular un, nu na

Usage notes

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


Swedish

Pronunciation

Adverb

nu

  1. now

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