fouz

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Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *wuːᴬ (to float), from Chinese (MC bɨu, “to float”). Cognate with Thai ฟู (fuu), Northern Thai ᨼᩪ, Khün ᨼᩪ, Isan ฟู, Lao ຟູ (), ᦝᦴ (fuu), Shan ၽူး (phúu) or ၾူး (fúu), Ahom 𑜇𑜥 (phuu), Bouyei fux.

Verb[edit]

fouz (old orthography fouƨ)

  1. to float

Adjective[edit]

fouz (old orthography fouƨ)

  1. uneasy; unsettled; apprehensive
  2. weak; feeble; unsteady
  3. frivolous; whimsical; impulsive
  4. boastful; vainglorious

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “from 無?”)

Adverb[edit]

fouz (old orthography fouƨ)

  1. not at all; not a bit
  2. (used before each of a pair of words) without ... or ...; neither ... nor ...
    fouz son fouz gyauqill-mannered; rude (literally, “without teaching or teaching”)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Chinese (MC bɨo).

Noun[edit]

fouz (old orthography fouƨ)

  1. incantation
    Synonym: fouzfap