- the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν).
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of nu1
- 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 nus
Contemporary Examples of nus
And G. Leonard Baker served as an adviser to the NUS Investment Committee.Yale’s Singapore University Criticized For Free-Speech Restrictions
July 24, 2012
Historical Examples of nus
Corvi´nus (Mathias), the Hungarian, was a scare-name to the Turks.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama
E. Cobham Brewer
He was king of the Ethiopians, and son of Titho´nus and Aurora.The Student's Mythology
Catherine Ann White
Alumnus, al-um′nus, n. one educated at a college is called an alumnus of it:—pl.
On les trouve abandonnés à sa porte, nus comme des enfans nouveaunés, faute de membrane cutanée, ou même papyracée.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Didn't I nus yoh fum de time yoh was a teenchy little baby, an' wasn't ole Mis' and yoah paw sas'fied wid me?An Unoficial Patriot
- National Union of Students
- 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
Word Origin and History for nus
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.