au

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

au

  1. IAU recommended unit symbol for astronomical unitsⲉⲓⲟⲟⲣ

Usage notes[edit]

IAU bodies, such as the Minor Planet Center, themselves frequently use AU instead of "au"

Synonyms[edit]

  • ua (BIPM recommendation for the unit symbol of astronomical units)
  • (Unicode glyph for astronomical unit)

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

au (uncountable)

  1. Abbreviation of atomic units.
  2. Abbreviation of arbitrary units.
  3. Abbreviation of astronomical units.
  4. Abbreviation of absorbance units.

Anagrams[edit]


Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ouh, from Proto-Germanic *auk. Cognate with German auch, Dutch ook, English eke, Swedish och.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

au

  1. also, too

Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin avis, avem.

Noun[edit]

au f (plural aus)

  1. bird

Arin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaw / *ʔu (thou).

Pronoun[edit]

au

  1. you (second-person singular subjective)

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin au (oh! ow! oh dear! goodness gracious!).

Interjection[edit]

au

  1. now (as an incitement to action or to a decision)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin avis, avem, from Proto-Italic *awis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis (bird).

Noun[edit]

au f (plural aus)

  1. bird

Related terms[edit]


Cia-Cia[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *asu, from Proto-Austronesian *(w)asu.

Noun[edit]

au (Hangul spelling 아우)

  1. dog (animal)

Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The sense “north” may be reinforced by or a semantic loan from Venetian: vago su a Trénto (I go north to Trento, literally I go up to Trento). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Adverb[edit]

au (Sette Comuni)

  1. up, upwards
    au un abeup and down
    Au in de pèrghe machelts khalt
    Up in the mountains it is cold.
  2. north, up north
    Ich ghéa au kan Triin.
    I'm going up north to Trento.

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “au” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑu̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: au
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯

Interjection[edit]

au

  1. ouch!
    Au, ja dat doet pijn!Ouch, yeah that hurts!

Esperanto[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

au

  1. H-system spelling of

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Finnish auvo and Livonian o’v. Possibly from Proto-Germanic *auja-, compare Old Norse ey (luck, heavenly aid) and Gothic 𐌰𐍅𐌹- (awi-) in 𐌰𐍅𐌹𐌻𐌹𐌿𐌸 (awiliuþ). Possibly related to the verb avama.

Noun[edit]

au (genitive au, partitive au)

  1. honour/honor, respect

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun[edit]

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

See also[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯/, [ˈɑu̯]

Interjection[edit]

au

  1. ow, ouch

Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

au (used with a singular masculine noun)

  1. Contraction of à le (to the, for the, at the).
    Il étudie la musique au conservatoire.
    He studies music at the conservatory.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun[edit]

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
Usage notes[edit]
  • Unlike other personal pronouns, au has a separate object form aʻu.
Synonyms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *qaʀus, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus.

Noun[edit]

au

  1. era, period of time
  2. current (water)
  3. movement

Verb[edit]

au

  1. (intransitive) to flow
  2. (intransitive) to move

Hiri Motu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kahiw, from Proto-Austronesian *kaSiw.

Noun[edit]

au

  1. tree

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

au

  1. An exclamation of awe and surprise; wow.

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

au

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あう

Kedang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *asu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *asu, from Proto-Austronesian *(w)asu.

Noun[edit]

au

  1. dog (animal)

Kott[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaw (/ *ʔu) ("thou").

Pronoun[edit]

au (plural auoŋ)

  1. you (second-person singular subjective)
  2. you (second-person singular objective)

Maori[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *qaʀus, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus.

Noun[edit]

au

  1. current (water)

Meroitic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

au

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Meeks, Dimitri (1973) Liste des mots méroïtiques ayant une signification connue au supposée, Meroitic Newsletter / Bulletin d'informations méroïtiques № 13, pages 3–20
  1. ^ Claude Rilly, Alex de Voogt, The Meroitic Language and Writing System (2012, →ISBN)

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

au

  1. Alternative form of awe

Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of au – see (“to soak for a prolonged period of time; to suppress one's feelings for a long time; etc.”).
(This character, au, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)
For pronunciation and definitions of au – see (“cup”).
(This character, au, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Miskito[edit]

Particle[edit]

au

  1. yes

Antonyms[edit]


Niuean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun[edit]

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

See also[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse auk

Adverb[edit]

au

  1. also, too (used mostly in dialects)

Synonyms[edit]

  1. òg
  2. også

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

au!

  1. ouch!

References[edit]

  • “nb” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse auk

Adverb[edit]

au

  1. also, too

Synonyms[edit]

  1. òg
  2. ogso
  3. også

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

au!

  1. ouch!

References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Contraction[edit]

au

  1. Contraction of a + le (to the).

Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

au

  1. Alternative spelling of áu (ear)

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
au unchanged n-au
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

au

  1. ouch (expression of one's own physical pain)

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • au in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

au

  1. ouch (expression of minor physical pain)

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun[edit]

au

  1. I/me (personal pronoun)
    1995, Veronica de Feu, Rapanui: A Descriptive Grammar, page 153:
    Ko tikea 'a e au te moai nui nui ... 'I have seen a big statue.'
    Note: This source does not show non-ambiguous glottal stops.
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

au

  1. smoke

Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (old orthography)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from a Vulgar Latin *habunt[1], as a conjugated form of Latin habeō.

Verb[edit]

au

  1. third-person plural present indicative of avea
    (they) have

Verb[edit]

au

  1. (ele/ei) au (modal auxiliary, third-person plural form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (they) have...
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin aut.

Conjunction[edit]

au

  1. (rare) or
Synonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

au

  1. (interrogative, rhetorical) well?, (now) really?
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]


Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَو(ʾaw).

Conjunction[edit]

au

  1. or

Synonyms[edit]


Tahitian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun[edit]

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

au

  1. to sew

Tokelauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun[edit]

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

See also[edit]


Tongan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

Tuvaluan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun[edit]

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

See also[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

au

  1. bright and cheerful

Further reading[edit]