kau

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See also: kāu, kaŭ, kaʻu, -kau, ka'u, kau-, and ká’ȕ

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kahiw, from Proto-Austronesian *kaSiw.

Noun[edit]

kau

  1. tree

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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 Indonesian taruh, Malagasy tao, Malay taruh).

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. to settle

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kau, 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

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kau

  1. Romaji transcription of かう

Kapingamarangi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. to swim

Lojban[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A priori.

Cmavo[edit]

kau

  1. (discursive indicator) postpositionally marks the focus of an interrogative content clause.

Etymology 2[edit]

From kampu.

Rafsi[edit]

kau

  1. rafsi of kampu.

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.

See also[edit]


Mangarevan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. to swim

Maori[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Verb[edit]

kau ‎(used in the form kauhoe-tia)

  1. to swim
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from English cow.

Noun[edit]

kau

  1. a cow
Derived terms[edit]

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. to swim

Tuamotuan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Verb[edit]

kau

  1. to swim