cau

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See also: câu, cầu, čau, and ĉaŭ

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin cavus.

Noun[edit]

cau m (plural caus)

  1. den; burrow; lair
  2. (by extension) hiding place
  3. (figuratively) sty; hovel
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb caure (to fall).

Verb[edit]

cau

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of caure
  2. second-person singular imperative form of caure

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

cau

  1. Being lacked by; missing from.

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Rafsi[edit]

cau

  1. rafsi of claxu.

Welsh[edit]

Pronounciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /kaɨ̯/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /kai̯/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kag-o-, from Proto-Indo-European *kagʰe/o ‘catch, grasp’ (compare Oscan may he take (kahad), Albanian kam (to have, hold).

Verb[edit]

cau (stem: cae-)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to close, to shut
  2. (transitive) to fasten
  3. (intransitive) to heal, to close
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  • cae (enclosure, field)
  • caer (castle, hold)

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Cornish kow, Breton kev.

Adjective[edit]

cau (feminine cau, plural cau, equative ceued, comparative ceuach, superlative ceuaf)

  1. hollow, empty
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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cau gau nghau chau