Tau

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See also: tau, tàu, Tàu, tãu, tău, taʻu, ta'u, and täü

German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German tou, from Old High German tou, from Proto-Germanic *dawwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (smoke, haze). Compare Low German Dau, Dutch dauw, English dew, compare also Danish dug.

Noun[edit]

Tau m (genitive Taus or Taues, no plural)

  1. dew
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German, from Old Saxon tou, from Proto-Germanic *tawwą.

Noun[edit]

Tau n (genitive Taus or Taues, plural Taue)

  1. strong rope
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Ancient Greek, see tau.

Noun[edit]

Tau n (genitive Taus, plural Taus)

  1. tau (greek letter)
    • 1866, Willibald Raila, Der Vokal-Akzent, ein bisher unformulirtes Gesez der Sprachen, insbesonders der deütschen Sprache, p. 35:
      Aus zwei Sigma zwei Tau, z. B. πραττειν – πρασσειν zu sprechen, ahmt der Deütsche auch dem Griechen nach, z. B. Splitter und Splisser.
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