iau

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See also: Iau, iaʻu, IAU, -iau, i-au, and iáu

Angevin[edit]

Noun[edit]

iau

  1. water

Further reading[edit]

  • A. J. Verrier, Glossaire étymologique et historique des patois et des parlers de l'Anjou (1908)
  • C. Ménière, Glossaire angevin étymologique comparé avec différents dialects (1881)

Bourbonnais-Berrichon[edit]

Noun[edit]

iau

  1. water

Alternative forms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Paul Duchon, Grammaire et dictionnaire du patois bourbonnais (canton de Varennes)

Champenois[edit]

Noun[edit]

iau

  1. (Auve) water

References[edit]

  • Tarbé, Prosper (1851) Recherches sur l'histoire du langage et des patois de Champagne[1] (in French), volume 1, Reims, page 110

Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of iau – see (“hungry”).
(This character, iau, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Norman[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ewe, Latin aqua.

Noun[edit]

iau f (plural iaux)

  1. water

Picard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French iaue, from Latin aqua, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂. Compare French eau

Noun[edit]

iau f

  1. water (drinkable liquid)
    • (Old anonymous Picard poem)
      Cate seuris rapache par chi,
      Je te barai du pain meusi,
      Et pis dal l'iau a bouère,
      Cate seuris tout noère.

Poitevin-Saintongeais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin aqua.

Noun[edit]

iau

  1. water

Alternative forms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Pierre Rézeau, Le "Vocabulaire poitevin" (1808–1825) de Lubin Mauduyt: Édition critique (1994)

Romanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

iau

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lua
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of lua
  3. third-person plural present indicative of lua

Tolai[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

iau

  1. First-person singular pronoun: I, me

Declension[edit]



Tourangeau[edit]

Noun[edit]

iau

  1. water
  2. rain

Alternative forms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Maurice Davau, Le Vieux parler tourangeau: sa phonétique, ses mots et locutions (1979)
  • René Coursault, Contes naïfs et nouvelles facétieuses: le parler tourangeau (1990)

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *jọw, from Proto-Celtic *yugom, from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm.

Noun[edit]

iau m or f (plural ieuau or ieuoedd)

  1. yoke (frame around the neck)

Etymology 2[edit]

From au (liver).

Noun[edit]

iau m or f (plural ieuau)

  1. (North Wales) liver
    Synonym: afu

Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

iau

  1. comparative degree of ifanc (young)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
iau unchanged unchanged hiau
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “iau”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies