bao

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Mandarin (bāo) and Cantonese (baau1)

Noun[edit]

bao (countable and uncountable, plural baos)

  1. Any of various types of steamed bread or bun used in Chinese cuisine
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Swahili bao.

Noun[edit]

bao (uncountable)

  1. A mancala board game played in East Africa.
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Anagrams[edit]


Asi[edit]

Noun[edit]

bao

  1. tortoise; turtle

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /ˈbaʔoʔ/
  • Rhymes: -oʔ
  • Hyphenation: ba‧o

Noun[edit]

bao

  1. a tortoise
  2. a turtle

Hiligaynon[edit]

Noun[edit]

baó

  1. tortoise, turtle

Ilocano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧ó
  • IPA(key): /baˈʔu/, [bɐˈʔo]

Noun[edit]

baó

  1. mouse

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of báo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of bào.

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.

Mansaka[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Akin to Maranao bao'o.

Noun[edit]

bao

  1. turtle

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu.

Noun[edit]

baò

  1. smell

Marshallese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [pˠɑːɔ], (enunciated) [pˠɑ wɔ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /pˠæɰwɛw/
  • Bender phonemes: {bahwew}

Noun[edit]

bao

  1. bird
  2. chicken
  3. fowl

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bao m (plural baos)

  1. bao (Chinese bread)

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Swahili[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bao (ma class, plural mabao)

  1. board (piece of wood)
  2. goal
    Synonym: goli
  3. board game
  4. a traditional Swahili mancala board game played in most of East Africa

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧o
  • IPA(key): /ˈbaʔo/, [ˈbɐʔo]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

bao

  1. coconut shell stripped of its husk and meat
  2. (anatomy) cranium
    Synonym: bao ng ulo
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Etymology 2[edit]

See main entry.

Noun[edit]

bao

  1. Alternative form of balo (widow; widower)
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Ternate[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bao

  1. a water current

References[edit]

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

Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bao m (plural bai)

  1. worm
  2. bug

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái, chiếc) bao

  1. bag; sack; pack
  2. box; packet
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Verb[edit]

bao

  1. to enclose; to envelope; to cover
  2. to guarantee; to assure
  3. to take on everything; to undertake (the whole of) something as someone's proxy
  4. to treat; to pay (for someone else); to foot the bill; to cover (someone else); to stand

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Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

Determiner[edit]

bao

  1. (literary) so many
    bao người
    people everywhere
    bao ngày
    day after day
See also[edit]
Vietnamese demonstratives
Laurence Thompson (1965), Vietnamese Grammar
Unspecified Close to the
speaker or
newly introduced
Remote,
already identified
PLACE
đ- (first register)
đâu
‘wherever’
đây
‘here’
đấy
‘there’
REFERENCE
n- (second register)
nào
‘whichever’
này
‘this’
nọ
‘that’
PROPORTION
b- (first register)
bao
‘to whatever extent’
bây
‘to this extent’
bấy
‘to that extent’
MANNER
s- (first register)
v- (second register)
sao
‘however’
vầy
‘this way’
vậy
‘that way’
Nguyễn Phú Phong (1992), “Vietnamese Demonstratives Revisited”
D
(Indefinite)
D1
(Proximal)
D2
(Medial)
D3
(Distal)
+NOM(inal) đâu
place-what
đây
place-this
đấy
place-that1
±NOM(inal) đó
(place-)that1
kia
(place-)that2
–NOM(inal) nào
what
nầy
this
nấy/ấy
that1
nọ
that2

Waray-Waray[edit]

Noun[edit]

baó

  1. turtle; tortoise