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Suku

Suku

See also: suku and sūku

English

Proper noun

Suku

  1. A Yaka language spoken by approximately fifty thousand people in the south of Bandundu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (zone H.30 in Guthrie’s classification).

Synonyms

  • (Yaka language): Kisuku

suku

suku

See also: Suku and sūku

Aruop

Noun

suku

  1. water

References

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Ewe

Noun

suku

  1. school

Finnish

(index su)

Etymology

From Pre-Proto-Finnic *suki-, from Proto-Indo-European *suH-. Cognate with English son.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsuku/
  • Rhymes: -uku
  • Hyphenation: su‧ku

Noun

suku

  1. extended family (meaning kin: in addition to parents and children, includes cousins, uncles, aunts, grandparents and farther relatives, cf. perhe).
  2. (taxonomy) genus
  3. (linguistics) gender
  4. (linguistics) used in partitive singular as English adjective cognate (descended from the same source lexeme of ancestor language)
    Englannin "mother" on sukua kreikan sanalle "μητέρα" (mētéra).
    English "mother" is cognate to Greek "μητέρα" (mētéra).

Declension

Inflection of suku (Kotus type 1/valo, k-v gradation)
nominative suku suvut
genitive suvun sukujen
partitive sukua sukuja
illative sukuun sukuihin
singular plural
nominative suku suvut
accusative nom. suku suvut
gen. suvun
genitive suvun sukujen
partitive sukua sukuja
inessive suvussa suvuissa
elative suvusta suvuista
illative sukuun sukuihin
adessive suvulla suvuilla
ablative suvulta suvuilta
allative suvulle suvuille
essive sukuna sukuina
translative suvuksi suvuiksi
instructive suvuin
abessive suvutta suvuitta
comitative sukuineen

Derived terms

Maija Meikäläinen on omaa sukuaan Mäkelä.
Maija Meikäläinen is nee Mäkelä.
  • suvullinen

Compounds

  • sukurakas
  • sukurakkaus
  • sukurasite
  • sukuriita
  • sukuseura

Anagrams


Japanese

Romanization

suku

  1. rōmaji reading of すく

Latvian

Noun

suku

  1. accusative singular form of ****
  2. instrumental singular form of ****
  3. genitive plural form of ****

Northeast Maidu

Etymology 1

Probably cognate to Wintu suku (dog, horse).

Noun

suku

  1. a dog

Etymology 2

Unclear. Possibly the same as Etymology 1, above.

Noun

suku

  1. a transgender person; a female-bodied person who lives as a man, or vice versa

See also

References

  • Sabine Lang, Men as Women, Women as Men (ISBN 0292777957, 2010): The data available for Maidu suku suggest that "suku" was a complex term that was used to refer to both male and female "berdaches"; [...] female-bodied suku [...] were treated as men and initiated as such into the men's secret society, but also [...] were subjected to gang rape (or voluntary intercourse) in the dance house by all of the men present and were regarded as "prostitutes."
  • Serena Nanda, Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations (1999, ISBN 1478609788), page 24: In addition to occupation, female gender variants might assume other characteristics of men. Cocopa warrhameh wore a masculine hairstyle and had their noses pierced, like boys (Lang 1998:283). Among the Maidu, the female suku also had her nose pierced on the occasion of her initiation into the men's secret society. Mohave hwame were tattooed like men instead of women.

Sranan Tongo

Noun

suku

  1. search
  2. proposal

Tetum

Noun

suku

  1. village