ao

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ao (not comparable)

  1. Initialism of amongst/among/and others.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese あお (ao).

Noun[edit]

ao (uncountable)

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  1. A Japanese color that includes what English-speakers would call blue and green. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Anagrams[edit]


Anuta[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Tikopia ao.

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. day (period of 24 hours)
  2. day (period between sunrise and sunset)

References[edit]


Aromanian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ao

  1. Alternative form of aoa

Synonyms[edit]


Bahnar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bahnaric *ʔa:w, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ʔaawʔ (upper garment). Cognates include Vietnamese áo, Khmer អាវ (aau), Muong ảo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. shirt

Borôro[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. hair

Carabayo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Yuri ato (father).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. father

References[edit]

  • Seifart and Echeverri, Evidence for the Identification of Carabayo, the Language of an Uncontacted People of the Colombian Amazon, as Belonging to the Tikuna–Yurí Linguistic Family, PLoS ONE 9(4) (2014)

Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From contraction of preposition a (to, towards) + masculine definite article o (the)

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

ao m (feminine á, masculine plural aos, feminine plural ás)

  1. Contraction of a o (to the, towards the).



Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. clothes

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qalejaw (compare Tagalog araw).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. light
  2. daylight
  3. day
  4. dawn

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. world
  2. earth

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Maori ao).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. cloud

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あお

Lavukaleve[edit]

Verb[edit]

ao

  1. (intransitive) go in, enter

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of āo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of áo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of ào.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Maore Comorian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-ao (declinable)

  1. Alternative form of -awo (their)

Maori[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qalejaw (compare Tagalog araw).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. daytime

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. world

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Hawaiian ao).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. cloud
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • ao” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

Minanibai[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. water

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

ao (plural aos, feminine à, feminine plural às)

  1. Contraction of a o (to the).

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:ao.


Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *ao (to scoop up). Cognates include Tokelauan ao and Maori ao.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.o/
  • Hyphenation: a‧o

Verb[edit]

ao

  1. (transitive) to serve (food)

References[edit]

  • Paulus Kieviet (2017) A grammar of Rapa Nui[1], Berlin: Language Science Press, →ISBN, page 395

Samoan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian [Term?] (compare Tagalog araw).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. day

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Hawaiian ao).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. cloud

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

-ao (declinable)

  1. their (third-person plural animate possessive adjective)

Inflection[edit]

See also[edit]


Ternate[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. planks for a canoe

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Tokelauan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.o/
  • Hyphenation: a‧o

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qaho. Cognates include Hawaiian ao and Samoan ao.

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. daylight
  2. daytime

Verb[edit]

ao

  1. (intransitive) to be daylight

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qao. Cognates include Hawaiian ao and Samoan ao.

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. cloud

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *ao. Cognates include Maori ao and Samoan ao.

Verb[edit]

ao

  1. (transitive) to gather

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *qao. Cognates include Maori ao and Samoan ao.

Verb[edit]

ao

  1. (intransitive) to be good at gathering food

Etymology 5[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *qao (authority). Cognates include Tahitian ao (heaven) and Samoan ao (chief).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. head, chief

Etymology 6[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

ao

  1. (transitive) to shape (wood)

Etymology 7[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ao. Cognates include Tahitian ao and Tuvaluan ao.

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. A grossly misformed coconut without any flesh or juice inside.
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 2

Tongan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Hawaiian ao).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. cloud
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. headdress
  2. front of an island

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably a non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (bay, inlet, SV: áo).

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) ao (, , , 𪵲, 𬇚)

  1. pond
    • Nguyễn Khuyến, "Thu điếu (Autumn Fishing)"
      Ao thu lạnh lẽo; nuớc trong veo;
      Một chiếc thuyền câu bé tẻo teo;
      The cold autumn pond; the clear water;
      A tiny, itsy-bitsy, fishing boat;
    • 1686 Matsuo Bashō, Haru no Hi, "No. 41"; 2007 Vietnamese translation by Nhật Chiêu; English translation by Reginald Horace Blyth
      Ao cũ, con ếch nhảy vào, vang tiếng nước xao.
      The old pond; A frog jumps in — The sound of the water.
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ao ()

  1. to measure roughly, to measure approximately
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms

Further reading[edit]


Yoruba[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. (Ekiti) Ekiti form of awó (guinea fowl)
    Synonym: ẹtù