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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E"mu
A large Australian bird, of two species (Dromaius Novæ-Hollandiæ and D. irroratus), related to the cassowary and the ostrich. The emu runs swiftly, but is unable to fly.

Note: ☞ The name is sometimes erroneously applied, by the Brazilians, to the rhea, or South American ostrich.

Etymology: Cf. Pg. ema ostrich, F. émou émeu, emu

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smaller
  2. Any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism

Probably from Portuguese ema (“ostrich”), perhaps from Arabic.

  1. A large flightless bird native to Australia, Dromaius novaehollandiae.

emu was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Esperanto, Finnish, Galician, Japanese, Portuguese, and Swedish

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Fun Facts about the name Emu

  • How unique is the name Emu? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Emu was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Emu born Jan 24, 1948

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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