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Webster 1913 Edition


Gnu

Gnu

,
Noun.
[Hottentot
gnu
, or
nju
: cf. F.
gnou
.]
(Zool.)
One of two species of large South African antelopes of the genus
Catoblephas
, having a mane and bushy tail, and curved horns in both sexes.
[Written also
gnoo
.]
☞ The common gnu or wildebeest (
Catoblephas gnu
) is plain brown; the brindled gnu or blue wildebeest (
C. gorgon
) is larger, with transverse stripes of black on the neck and shoulders.

Webster 1828 Edition


Gnu

GNU

,
Noun.
A species of Antelope, in Southern Africa, whose form partakes of that of the horse, the ox, and the deer.

Definition 2022


Gnu

Gnu

See also: GNU, gnu, gnú, and gnû

German

Noun

Gnu n (genitive Gnus, plural Gnus)

  1. gnu

Declension

gnu

gnu

See also: Gnu, GNU, gnú, and gnû

English

Noun

a few gnus

gnu (plural gnus or gnu)

  1. A large antelope of the genus Connochaetes, native to Africa having curved horns.

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Translations

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Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

From German Gnu, from Afrikaans ghnoe, from Bantu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡnuː/, [ɡ̊nuːˀ]

Noun

gnu c (singular definite gnuen, plural indefinite gnuer)

  1. gnu, wildebeest

Inflection


Finnish

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡnuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Hyphenation: gnu

Noun

gnu

  1. gnu, wildebeest (antelope of the genus Connochaetes)
  2. black wildebeest, white-tailed gnu, Connochaetes gnou (large antelope native to south Africa)
  3. blue wildebeest, brindled gnu, Connochaetes taurinus (large antelope native to eastern Africa)

Declension

Synonyms

  • (Connochaetes gnou): valkohäntägnu
  • (Connochaetes taurinus): juovagnu

Derived terms


Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɲu/
  • Rhymes: -u

Noun

gnu m (invariable)

  1. gnu

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From an African language, via German Gnu

Noun

gnu m (definite singular gnuen, indefinite plural gnuer, definite plural gnuene)

  1. a gnu or wildebeest (large antelope)

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From an African language, via German Gnu

Noun

gnu m (definite singular gnuen, indefinite plural gnuar, definite plural gnuane)

  1. a gnu or wildebeest (large antelope)

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Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

gnu n

  1. gnu

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɡnu/, /ɡi.ˈnu/
  • Rhymes: -u

Noun

gnu m (plural gnus)

  1. gnu