thau

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

thau n (invariable)

  1. tav, taw (letter)

Thao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *Cau (person, human being) (compare Tagalog tao). The sense of "pupil (of the eye)" is ultimately from the same root; compare Tagalog balintataw (pupil). Association between "child" and "pupil" is universal linguistically; compare English pupil, Chinese (child) - (pupil), and Vietnamese người (person) - ngươi (pupil).

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Noun[edit]

thau

  1. person, human being; in particular, a Thao person
  2. pupil, apple of the eye