- the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν).
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of nu1
- well? so? so what?
Origin of nu2
- U [oo] /u/, Thauin Nu, 1907–1995, Burmese political leader: prime minister 1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62.
- Egyptian Religion Nun.
- oldest of the ancient Egyptian gods, personifying the primordial ocean from which the world was formed; father of Ra, the sun god.
Examples from the Web for nu
Contemporary Examples of nu
Nu Nu Yin, 30, left her accounting job in August to open Fantastic Inle Travel & Tours with her lover.A Little Too Off the Beaten Path in Burma
June 2, 2014
Russ Chimes is determined to make fans bust out their best moves with his nu disco, indie-dance track, “Turn Me Out.”Alicia Keys, Will.i.am & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)
April 26, 2013
But nu, this is his job, and he is not here to tell us anything, only to seem to have said something.Oren Makes Friends, Not News
October 16, 2012
Historical Examples of nu
"They all comes from th' nu'th'ard and west'ard o' th' post," said Ed.The Gaunt Gray Wolf
Nuuanu (Nu'u--nu) a valley back of Honolulu that leads to the "Pali."Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
Nathaniel Bright Emerson
Yeas; an' compared with what 'twas, 'tes almost so gude as nu.Five Tales
All errors, including the use of mu for nu, are in the original.Printers' Marks
The name is the same except for the "infixes" -nu- and -ke-.Seven Mohave Myths
A. L. Kroeber
- the 13th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν), a consonant, transliterated as n
Word Origin for nu
- U (uː), original name Thakin Nu. 1907–95, Burmese statesman and writer; prime minister (1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62). He attempted to establish parliamentary democracy, but was ousted (1962) by Ne Win
- a female member of a religious order
- (sometimes capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon usually having a black-and-white plumage with a ridged peak or cowl of short white feathers
Word Origin for nun
- the 14th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (נ or, at the end of a word, ן), transliterated as n
Old English nunne "nun, vestal, pagan priestess, woman devoted to religious life under vows," from Late Latin nonna "nun, tutor," originally (along with masc. nonnus) a term of address to elderly persons, perhaps from children's speech, reminiscent of nana (cf. Sanskrit nona, Persian nana "mother," Greek nanna "aunt," Serbo-Croatian nena "mother," Italian nonna, Welsh nain "grandmother;" see nanny).
- The 13th letter of the Greek alphabet.