gau

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See also: Gau, GAU, gấu, and gâu

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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

Declension[edit]

Declension of gau (inanimate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive gau gaua gauak
ergative gauk gauak gauek
dative gauri gauari gauei
genitive gauren gauaren gauen
comitative gaurekin gauarekin gauekin
causative gaurengatik gauarengatik gauengatik
benefactive gaurentzat gauarentzat gauentzat
instrumental gauez gauaz gauez
inessive gautan gauean gauetan
locative gautako gaueko gauetako
allative gautara gauera gauetara
terminative gautaraino gaueraino gauetaraino
directive gautarantz gauerantz gauetarantz
destinative gautarako gauerako gauetarako
ablative gautatik gauetik gauetatik
partitive gaurik
prolative gautzat

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French[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡo/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -o

Noun[edit]

gau m (plural gaux)

  1. (slang) louse

Kalo Finnish Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Romani gav.

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Noun[edit]

gau m (nominative plural gaave)

  1. village[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kimmo Granqvist (2002), “Finnish Romani Phonology and Dialect Geography”, in SKY Journal of Linguistics[1], volume 15, Linguistic Association of Finland, archived from the original on January 28, 2022, pages 61-83
  2. ^ Kimmo Granqvist (2011), “Diftongit ja vokaaliyhtymät”, in Lyhyt Suomen romanikielen kielioppi [Consice grammar of Finnish Romani]‎[2] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland, →ISBN, ISSN 1796-041X, retrieved February 10, 2022, page 5

Further reading[edit]

  • Kimmo Granqvist (2011), “Eräitä keskeisiä äännevaihteluja”, in Lyhyt Suomen romanikielen kielioppi [Consice grammar of Finnish Romani]‎[3] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland, →ISBN, ISSN 1796-041X, retrieved February 10, 2022, page 12

Lashi[edit]

Lashi cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : gau

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

gau

  1. nine

References[edit]

  • Mark Wannemacher (2011) A phonological overview of the Lacid language[4], Chiang Mai: Payap University.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Poetic clipping of gaudium. Attributed to Ennius (circa 200 BCE) 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 CEc. 395 CE, 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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Adjective[edit]

gau

  1. quick

Niuean[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.

Adverb[edit]

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