clau

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

clau f

  1. key

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

clau m (plural claus)

  1. Alternative form of clavu

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan clau (compare Occitan clau), from Latin clāvis (compare Spanish llave, French clef), from Proto-Italic *klāwis, of ultimately Proto-Indo-European origin.

Noun[edit]

clau f (plural claus)

  1. key (object designed to open and close a lock)
  2. curly bracket

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

clau (indeclinable)

  1. key (indispensable, supremely important)

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Occitan clau (compare Occitan clau), from Latin clāvus (compare Spanish clavo, French clou), from Proto-Italic *klāwos, from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂u-.

Noun[edit]

clau m (plural claus)

  1. nail (a spike-shaped metal fastener used for joining wood or similar materials)

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan clau, from Latin clāvis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clau f (plural claus)

  1. key

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of glanhau.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

clau (first-person singular present cleuaf)

  1. (South Wales, colloquial) to clean

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
clau glau nghlau chlau
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.