gau

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See also: Gau, GAU, gấu, and gâu

English[edit]

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gau (plural gaus)

  1. (Tibetan Buddhism) A prayer box or small container worn as jewelry and containing an amulet or similar item.

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Basque[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

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Noun[edit]

gau inan

  1. night

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French[edit]

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gau m (plural gaux)

  1. (slang) louse

Kalo Finnish Romani[edit]

Noun[edit]

gau m

  1. village

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Lashi[edit]

Lashi cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : gau

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *d/s-kəw. Cognates include Sichuan Yi (ggu) and Burmese ကိုး (kui:).

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Numeral[edit]

gau

  1. nine

References[edit]

  • Mark Wannemacher (2011) A phonological overview of the Lacid language[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Poetic clipping of gaudium. Attributed to Ennius (circa 200 B.C.E.) by the poet Ausonius in his catalogue of monosyllabic Latin words, never attested directly.

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Noun[edit]

gau n (indeclinable) (archaic, poetic, hapax)

  1. Clipping of gaudium (joy).
    • c. 310 C.E.c. 395 C.E., Ausonius, Technopaegnion 144:
      Ennius ut memorat, repleat te laetificum gau.
      As Ennius says, may gladdening joy fill you.

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gau gau
Genitive gau gau
Dative gau gau
Accusative gau gau
Ablative gau gau
Vocative gau gau

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ganhuz, *ganhwaz (sudden, quick), of unknown origin. Cognate with Dutch gauw (quickly), German jäh (sudden, abrupt). More at gay.

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gau

  1. quick

Niuean[edit]

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gau

  1. chew

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gauð.

Noun[edit]

gau n (definite singular gauet, indefinite plural gau, definite plural gaua)

  1. a bark
  2. (collective) barking
  3. noise

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Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *ganhuz. More at gay.

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gau

  1. quickly; swiftly
  2. soon; at once

Welsh[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Cornish gow, Breton gaou.

Adjective[edit]

gau (feminine singular gau, plural geuon, equative geued, comparative geuach, superlative geuaf)

  1. false, fake
    Synonym: ffals
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Mutation[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Mutated form of cau (to close).

Verb[edit]

gau

  1. Soft mutation of cau.

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.

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *ganhuz.

Adverb[edit]

gau

  1. quickly
    Synonym: rap
  2. soon

Further reading[edit]

  • gau (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011