kau

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See also: Kau, kāu, kaŭ, kaʻu, -kau, kau-, ká’ȕ, and kâu

Ajië[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kau

  1. big

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Dibabawon Manobo[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaù

  1. hat

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Pacific *kayu, from Proto-Oceanic *kayu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kahiw (compare Malay kayu), from Proto-Austronesian *kaSiw.

Noun[edit]

kau

  1. tree
  2. wood
  3. stick

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. Imperative singular of kauen.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *taqu, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqun.

Noun[edit]

kau

  1. season

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tau (compare Maori tau, Niuean tau, Tongan tau), from Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuq (compare Malagasy tao, Malay taruh).

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. to settle

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kau, from Proto-Malayic *kau(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kahu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kaSu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kau

  1. (poetic) Second-person singular pronoun: you, your, yours

Usage notes[edit]

Largely used in poetry and songs. Might be perceived as literary or disapproving.

Synonyms[edit]

Indonesian informal second-person pronouns:


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kau

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かう

Kapingamarangi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. to swim

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of engkau, from Proto-Malayic *kau(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kahu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kaSu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kau

  1. you, your

Usage notes[edit]

Used among contemporary friends and relatives, especially of the same gender; also used in disapproving tones.

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Mangarevan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. to swim

Maori[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *kau, from Proto-Oceanic *kayu, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kahiw, from Proto-Austronesian *kaSiw.

Verb[edit]

kau (used in the form rākau)

  1. tree; wood
  2. stick
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

Verb[edit]

kau (used in the form kauhoe-tia)

  1. to swim
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from English cow.

Noun[edit]

kau

  1. a cow
Derived terms[edit]

Marshallese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cow.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [kɑːu], (enunciated) [kɑ wu]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /kæɰwiw/
  • Bender phonemes: {kahwiw}

Noun[edit]

kau (construct form kauin)

  1. cow
  2. beef

References[edit]


Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. to swim

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cow.

Noun[edit]

kau

  1. cow

Tuamotuan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. to swim