fo

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English[edit]

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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]


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)

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

fo

  1. (literary or regional) first-person singular present 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

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).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɔː/, /iˈfɔː/, /əˈfɔː/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː

Noun[edit]

fo (plural fon or fos)

  1. A foe or opponent; one that opposes and provides enmity:
    1. A religious opponent; the forces of evil and malice
    2. (Christianity) Satan; the enemy of mankind
    3. A rival combatant or armed force; one that opposes on the battlefield.
  2. A harmful or ruinous state or action; that which causes terror.
Descendants[edit]
  • English: foe
  • Scots: fae
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English , a form of fāh, 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 adjective)
References[edit]

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fol, from Latin follis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fo m (plural fos)

  1. (Jersey) madman

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
  2. towards
  3. through, throughout
  4. in the capacity of
    • c. 875, 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]

Preposition[edit]

fo

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

Usage notes[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • The following prepositional pronouns:
Person Number Prepositional pronoun Prepositional pronoun (emphatic)
Singular 1st fodham fodhamsa
2nd fodhad fodhadsa
3rd m fodha fodhasan
3rd f foidhpe foidhpese
Plural 1st fodhainn fodhainne
2nd fodhaibh fodhaibhse
3rd fodhpa fodhpasan

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]

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.

Verb[edit]

fo

  1. Soft mutation of bo.