cau

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See also: câu, cầu, cấu, cẩu, čau, cậu, and ĉaŭ

Catalan[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin cavum, cavus, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱówHwos (cavity).

Noun[edit]

cau m (plural caus)

  1. den; burrow; lair
  2. (by extension) hiding place
  3. (figuratively) sty; hovel
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb caure (to fall).

Verb[edit]

cau

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of caure
  2. second-person singular imperative form of caure

Kanakanabu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *Cau. Cognates with Tagalog tao, Cebuano tawo.

Noun[edit]

cau

  1. person

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *kaw.

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây, trái) cau

  1. areca

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

cau

  1. to frown
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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /kaɨ̯/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /kai̯/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kageti, from Proto-Indo-European *kagʰ- (catch, grasp) (compare Oscan [script needed] (kahad, may he take), Albanian kam (to have, hold).

Verb[edit]

cau (first-person singular present caeaf)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to close, shut
  2. (transitive) to fasten
  3. (intransitive) to heal, to close
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  • cae (enclosure, field)
  • caer (castle, hold)

Etymology 2[edit]

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Cognate with Cornish kow, Breton kev.

Adjective[edit]

cau (feminine singular cau, plural cau, equative ceued, comparative ceuach, superlative ceuaf)

  1. hollow, empty, sunken
  2. (figuratively) false, deceitful
  3. enclosing; shut, closed
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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cau gau nghau chau
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “cau”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies