From mȧu, the rendering of Egyptian mjw (“cat”) in Karl Richard Lepsius’s 19th-century transcription system.
Mau (plural Maus)
- A kind of short-haired domestic cat.
From Middle High German mouwe, from Old High German mouwa, from Proto-West Germanic *mauwu, from Proto-Germanic *mawwō (“muff, sleeve”). Cognate with Dutch mouw.
Mau f (plural Maue, diminutive Mäuche)
- (chiefly Ripuarian) sleeve