ahu

noun (1)
\ ˈä-ˌhü \
plural -s

Definition of ahu

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the common gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) of central Asia

ahu

noun (2)
\ ˈä-ˌhü \
plural -s

Definition of ahu (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Polynesia : a mound or stone heap serving as a boundary, waymark, or memorial
2 : a sacred Polynesian burial place

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First Known Use of ahu

Noun (1)

1791, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for ahu

Noun (1)

Persian āhū, from Middle Persian āhūk

Noun (2)

Hawaiian, Maori, Tahitian, & Marquesan

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“Ahu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahu. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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