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くぬ【此ぬ・斯ぬ】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

kunu

Definition

Adnominal Demonstrative

  1. Proximal adnominal demonstrative used to introduce a thing, an idea, a concept or a person close to the speaker.
    1. くぬてぃー此ぬ手・斯ぬ手】
      kunu tii
      "This hand"
    2. くぬ此ぬ間・斯ぬ間】
      kunuma
      "This time", "At the time", "Recently"

Etymology

Derived from vowel raising of the form この【此の・斯の】 kono "this". Cognate to Yuwan Amami くん kun; Kagoshima こん kon; and standard Japanese この【此の・斯の】 kono "this". Ultimately formed from the proximal deictic root 【此・斯】 ko-, followed by the genitive particle 【乃・之】 no.

意味:この【此の・斯の】

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