Macao

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See also: macao, mação, and Mação

English[edit]

Map including MACAU MACAO (PORTUGAL) (DMA, 1975)

Proper noun[edit]

Macao

  1. Alternative spelling of Macau
    • 1684, Edm. Halley, “A Theory of the Tides at the Bar of Tunking”, in Philosophical Transactions[1], volume XIV, Oxford, OCLC 919493643, page 687:
      It would be however a very acceptable thing if ſome curious Navigators would inform us, what tides or Currents are found at Macao, Quemoy, and other places on the Coast of China and on Formoſa ; it being moſt probable that this flood cometh out of the North Eaſt, alongſt the Coaſt of China, for that the Northerly Moonsoon is found to occaſion the higheſt ſpring-tides.
    • 1701, Joan Luyts, Herman Moll, A System of Geography, Part the Second[2], London, OCLC 6460837, page 52:
      Macao is a ſmall Iſland in the Bay of Quantung, a Province of China, at a little diſtance from it ; in which is a Town bearing the ſame Name, heretofore the moſt famous and wealthy Mart of the Portugueſes, and granted to them by the Chineſes ; but its Reputation is now a great deal leſs :[...]
    • 1784, James Cook, James King, Cook's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean[3], volume IV, London: John Stockdale, pages 211-213:
      Captain King began now to entertain apprehenſions, leſt, in the proſecution of our ſearch for thoſe iſlands, we ſhould get ſo far to the ſouth as to be under the neceſſity of paſſing to leeward of the Pratas ; in which caſe, it might have proved extremely difficult for ſuch bad ſailing veſſels as our to fetch Macao, eſpecially if the wind ſhould continue to blow (as it now did) from the north-north-eaſt and north.
    • 1905, J. Dyer Ball, Macao: The Holy City; The Gem of the Orient Earth[4], China Baptist Publication Society, page 1:
      The Portuguese Colony of Macao is situated on a rocky peninsula in the Heung Shan (Fragrant Hills) District in the Kwong Chau Prefecture of the Kwong Tung, or Canton Province, in the south eastern part of the Empire of China.
    • 1975 March 9, “Mme. Chiang warns against detente”, in Free China Weekly[5], volume XVI, number 9, Taipei, page 1:
      The First Lady charged that the Maoists are making use of the Portuguese, through their small enclave of Macao, to carry out trade in drugs that are aimed in enslaving and demoralizing the people of the free world. She said the narcotics trade also is providing Chinese Communist leaders with a major source of revenue for use in carrying out their subversive, revolutionary tactics in other countries.
    • 1988, T. Jeff Williams, Macao[6], Chelsea House, page 15:
      The territory of Macao is made up of a small peninsula on the Chinese coast and two neighboring islands. Located at the mouth of the Pearl River, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) from the Chinese city of Canton, Macao was once a safe harbor for Chinese fishermen.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.ka.o/
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Proper noun[edit]

Macao m

  1. Macau (A Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China just west of Hong Kong)

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Macao n

  1. Macau (A Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China just west of Hong Kong)

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Macao n

  1. Macau
    Synonym: Makau

Further reading[edit]

  • Macao in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Macao in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Macao m

  1. Obsolete spelling of Macau