Tao

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Wade-Giles romanization of Mandarin (Dào, literally The Way) Wade-Giles romanization: Tao⁴.

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Tao

  1. (Chinese philosophy) In Taoism, The Way, specifically the transcendental basis of nature and, and/or the ideal way to live one's life.
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Noun[edit]

Tao (countable and uncountable, plural Taos)

  1. Alternative form of tao (art or skill in harmony with essential nature)

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tao

  1. A unisex given name from Mandarin

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Etymology 3[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Tao

  1. an Austronesian ethnic group native to Orchid Island (Lanyu) of Lanyu, Taitung County, Taiwan
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