bau

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See also: Bau, BAU, baú, báu, bầu, and bậu

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Mandarin (bāo) or Cantonese (baau1).

Noun[edit]

bau (uncountable)

  1. Any of various types of steamed bread used in Chinese cuisine

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Biritai[edit]

Noun[edit]

bau

  1. water

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Brunei Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *bau (compare Malay bau), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu or *bahuq.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bau/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧u

Noun[edit]

bau

  1. smell (sensation)

Burmeso[edit]

Noun[edit]

bau

  1. water

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bau, from Frankish *balk (beam). Cognate with Spanish bao.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bau m (plural baus)

  1. (nautical) crossbeam

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Dibabawon Manobo[edit]

Noun[edit]

bau

  1. widow; widower

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French balc, from Frankish *balk (beam).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bau m (plural baux)

  1. (nautical) crossbeam
    Synonym: barrot

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: bau
  • Catalan: bao

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bau

  1. singular imperative of bauen

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay bau, from Proto-Malayic *bau, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu, *bahuq.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbau̯]
  • Hyphenation: bau

Noun[edit]

bau (plural bau-bau)

  1. smell (sensation)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Javanese ꦧꦲꦸ (bahu), from Sanskrit बाहु (bāhu). Cognate of Dutch bouw.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbau̯]
  • Hyphenation: bau

Noun[edit]

bau (first-person possessive bauku, second-person possessive baumu, third-person possessive baunya)

  1. (historical) a unit of measure for area on Java, equivalent to about 0.7 hectare; a portion of agricultural land of this size

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaw/
  • Rhymes: -aw
  • Hyphenation: bàu

Interjection[edit]

bau

  1. bow wow (sound of a dog barking)

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Lashi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bau

  1. hill

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Lolo-Burmese *bəw, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *buw. Cognates include Burmese ပိုး (pui:) and Ao puxq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bau

  1. (transitive) to carry on one's back

References[edit]

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis), page 16

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *bau, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu, *bahuq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bau (plural bau-bau, informal 1st possessive bauku, 2nd possessive baumu, 3rd possessive baunya)

  1. smell (sensation)

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: bau

Palauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pre-Palauan *bawu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bau

  1. smell, odor, scent

Verb[edit]

bau

  1. (stative) sore, irritated

References[edit]

  • bau in Palauan Language Online: Palauan-English Dictionary, at tekinged.com.
  • bau in Palauan-English Dictionary, at trussel2.com.
  • bau in Lewis S. Josephs; Edwin G. McManus; Masa-aki Emesiochel (1977) Palauan-English Dictionary, University Press of Hawaii, →ISBN, page 7.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

bau

  1. the cry of a wolf
  2. boo, a loud exclamation intended to scare someone

Ternate[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bau

  1. (transitive) to borrow
Conjugation[edit]
Conjugation of bau
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st tobau fobau mibau
2nd nobau nibau
3rd Human obaum, mobauf ibau, yobau
Non-human ibau ibau, yobau
* m - masculine, f - feminine, - archaic

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bau

  1. a step-relative

References[edit]

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

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

bau

  1. Soft mutation of pau.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pau bau mhau phau
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

West Coast Bajau[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sama-Bajaw *bahaʔu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *baqəʀu, from Proto-Austronesian *baqəʀuh.

Adjective[edit]

bau

  1. new
  2. recent