fo

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

fo

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Faroese.

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of folio

Noun[edit]

fo (plural fos)

  1. (paper, printing) Abbreviation of folio., page and book size (10"-12.5" x 15"-20").
Synonyms[edit]
  • (page and book size): f
  • (book size): F

Etymology 2[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fo

  1. (informal) Alternative spelling of fo'

Anagrams[edit]


Asaro'o[edit]

Noun[edit]

fo

  1. (Molet Kasu, Molet Mur) water

Alternative forms[edit]

  • po (Asaro'o)

References[edit]


Beneraf[edit]

Noun[edit]

fo

  1. water

Further reading[edit]


Berik[edit]

Noun[edit]

fo

  1. water

Further reading[edit]


Bislama[edit]

Bislama cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : fo

Etymology[edit]

From English four.

Numeral[edit]

fo

  1. four

Cameroon Pidgin[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fo

  1. Alternative spelling of for

Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English follow.

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

fo

  1. (Internet, Internet slang) to follow (subscribe to see content from an account on a social media platform)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From clipping of English focus.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

fo (Hong Kong Cantonese)

  1. Alternative form of foc.

Verb[edit]

fo (Hong Kong Cantonese)

  1. Alternative form of foc.

Etymology 3[edit]

From clipping of English follow.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fo (Hong Kong Cantonese)

  1. (Internet slang) Alternative form of fol.

Dineor[edit]

Noun[edit]

fo

  1. water

Further reading[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fo (accusative singular fo-on, plural fo-oj, accusative plural fo-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter F.

See also[edit]


Ewe[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fo

  1. brother (older brother)
  2. cousin (older male cousin)

Verb[edit]

fo

  1. to peel (remove skin)

Fanagalo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English four.

Numeral[edit]

fo

  1. four

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔ/*, /ˈfɔ/
  • Rhymes:
  • Hyphenation:

Verb[edit]

fo

  1. (literary or regional) first-person singular present indicative of fare
    Synonym: faccio

Usage notes[edit]

fo is an alternative form (with respect to faccio) for the present indicative of the first person. Its usage is mainly literary and archaic[1] but is still used in some regional forms of Italian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ io faccio, io fo at Google Ngram Viewer

Itik[edit]

Noun[edit]

fo

  1. water

Further reading[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

fo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ふぉ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of フォ

Malagasy[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pusuq, cognate of Javanese pusuh and Tagalog puso.

Noun[edit]

fo

  1. (anatomy) heart

Further reading[edit]

  • fo in Malagasy dictionaries at malagasyword.org

Mambwe-Lungu[edit]

Noun[edit]

fo

  1. water

Further reading[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

fo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .

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.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fo, from Proto-Celtic *uɸo, from Proto-Indo-European *upo (under, up from under).

Preposition[edit]

fo

  1. under
  2. below

Inflection[edit]

Singular Plural
Person 1st 2nd 3rd m. 3rd f. 1st 2nd 3rd
Normal foym foyd fo foee foin feue foue
Emphatic foyms foyds fosyn foeeish foinyn feueish fouesyn

Pronoun[edit]

fo

  1. third-person singular masculine of fo
    under him/it

Derived terms[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the oblique stem of Old English ġefāh; equivalent to y- +‎ fo (adjective), ultimately from Proto-West Germanic *faih.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fo (plural fon or fos)

  1. A foe, enemy or opponent:
    1. An enemy of the true religion.
    2. A enemy combatant or armed force.
    3. (Christianity) Satan; the enemy of mankind.
  2. A harmful or ruinous force; that which causes terror.
Descendants[edit]
  • English: foe
  • Scots: fae
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English , a form of fāh, from Proto-West Germanic *faih, from Proto-Germanic *faihaz.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fo

  1. (rare) combative, opposed, inimical
  2. (rare) dangerous, foreboding
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: foe (obsolete as an adjective)
References[edit]

Adverb[edit]

fo

  1. (rare) In a way showing unfriendliness or opposition.
Descendants[edit]
  • English: foe (obsolete as an adverb)
References[edit]

Murui Huitoto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

fo

  1. Alternative spelling of foo

References[edit]

  • Shirley Burtch (1983) Diccionario Huitoto Murui (Tomo I) (Linguistica Peruana No. 20)‎[1] (in Spanish), Yarinacocha, Peru: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 91

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fol, from Latin follis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fo m (plural fos)

  1. (Jersey) madman

Nupe[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fo

  1. (transitive) to wash
    Synonym:
    Ǹdá á èwò fo.Father washed the garment.

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *uɸo, from Proto-Indo-European *upo (under, up from under).

Preposition[edit]

fo (with accusative or dative)

  1. under, beneath
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 109d5
      Ní taít Día fo tairṅgere conid·chumscaiged.
      God does not come under a promise that he should alter it.
  2. to, towards
    • c. 850-875, Turin Glosses and Scholia on St. Mark, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 484–94, Tur. 110c
      Ba bés leusom do·bertis dá boc leu dochum tempuil, ⁊ no·léicthe indala n‑aí fon díthrub co pecad in popuil, ⁊ do·bertis maldachta foir, ⁊ n⟨o⟩·oircthe didiu and ó popul tar cenn a pecthae ind aile.
      It was a custom with them that two he-goats were brought by them to the temple, and one of the two of them was let go to the wilderness with the sin of the people, and curses were put upon him, and thereupon the other was slain there by the people for their sins.
  3. through, throughout
  4. in the capacity of
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 20b13
      indidit a·tá irascemini sunt .i. irascemini fercaigthe-si, acht is fo imchomarc a·tá.
      It is not in affirmation that irascemini is here, i.e. irascemini you pl are angry, but it is in interrogation.
      [In other words, irascemini is here a question, not a statement. The Latin verb is actually in the future tense, but the Old Irish gloss of it is in the present tense.]

Inflection[edit]

*Late forms

Combinations with a definite article:

  • fon, fun (under the (accusative m/f sg))
  • fua (under the (accusative n sg))
  • fon(d), fun(d) (under the (dative sg))
  • fonna (under the (accusative pl))

Combinations with a possessive determiner:

  • fom (under my)
  • fot (under your sg)
  • foa, fua, (under his/her/its/their)
  • fóar (under our)

Combinations with a relative pronoun:

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: faoi
  • Manx: fo
  • Scottish Gaelic: fo

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fo. Cognates include Irish faoi and Manx fo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɔ/
  • Hyphenation: fo

Preposition[edit]

fo (+ dative, triggers lenition)

  1. under, below, beneath
  2. under the influence of

Usage notes[edit]

Inflection[edit]

Personal inflection of fo
Number Person Simple Emphatic
Singular 1st fodham fodhamsa
2nd fodhad fodhadsa
3rd m fodha fodhasan
3rd f fòidhpe fòidhpese
Plural 1st fodhainn fodhainne
2nd fodhaibh fodhaibhse
3rd fòdhpa fòdhpasan

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Colin Mark (2003), “fo”, in The Gaelic-English dictionary, London: Routledge, →ISBN, page 307

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English four.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

fo

  1. four

Venetian[edit]

Verb[edit]

fo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of far

Volapük[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fo

  1. in front of; before (place)

Antonyms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Reduction of efô, emphatic form of ef (he (literary)).

Pronoun[edit]

fo

  1. he, him.
Usage notes[edit]

Fo is used in north Wales and a variant of o. The choice between o and fo is dependent on grammatical and euphonic considerations. The forms e and fe are used in the south.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

fo

  1. Soft mutation of bo.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bo fo mo unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Yola[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

fo

  1. Alternative form of fho
    • 1867, CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, line 14:
      yer name waz ee-kent var ee vriene o' livertie, an He fo brake ye neckarès o' zlaves.
      your name was known to us as the friend of liberty, and he who broke the fetters of the slave.
    • 1927, “LAMENT OF A WIDOW”, in THE ANCIENT DIALECT OF THE BARONIES OF FORTH AND BARGY, COUNTY WEXFORD, line 1:
      Ochone! to fo shul Ich maak mee moan,
      Ochone, to whom shall I make my moan,

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 114
  • Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, page 130

Yoruba[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (intransitive) to jump, or leap in an upwards direction
  2. (intransitive) to fly
  3. (idiomatic) to miss, to escape one's attention, to forget
    ọkàn mí óMy mind missed it
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (transitive) to decapitate
    Synonyms: bẹ́, bẹ́rí, bẹ́lórí
    wọ́n fi idà fo orí olèThey used a sword to decapitate the head of the thief
Derived terms[edit]
  • ìfò (decapitation)
  • afò (executioner)

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (transitive) to omit
    Synonym: yọ
  2. (intransitive) to become omitted
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (transitive) to shrink (as of clothes)
  2. (intransitive) to become shortened in dimension; to contract; to no longer be able to fit
    aṣọ yìí The clothes no longer fits me
Derived terms[edit]
  • ìfò (the act of shrinking; contraction)