lao

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See also: Lao, láo, lào, Lào, lǎo, and lāo

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lao

  1. Lao, Laotian (ethnic Lao person)
  2. Lao, Laotian (language)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lao (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative lao laot
genitive laon laojen
partitive laoa laoja
illative laoon laoihin
singular plural
nominative lao laot
accusative nom.? lao laot
gen. laon
genitive laon laojen
partitive laoa laoja
inessive laossa laoissa
elative laosta laoista
illative laoon laoihin
adessive laolla laoilla
ablative laolta laoilta
allative laolleˣ laoilleˣ
essive laona laoina
translative laoksi laoiksi
instructive laoin
abessive laotta laoitta
comitative laoineen

Usage notes[edit]

Some speakers prefer to use the synonyms laosilainen (person) or laosin kieli (language) in infleced forms, particularly plural.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish lóeg, from Proto-Celtic *lāygo- (calf) (compare Welsh llo, Cornish leugh), from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂p- (cattle).

Noun[edit]

lao m (genitive lao, plural laonna)

  1. calf

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

lao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of lāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of láo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lào.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *hlēwaz, whence also Old English hlēow, Old Norse hlær

Adjective[edit]

lāo

  1. warm (of the weather)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lao m, f (plural laos)

  1. Lao (language)
  2. Lao (person)
  3. Lao (of or relating to Laos)

Noun[edit]

lao m, f (plural laos)

  1. Lao (person)

Proper noun[edit]

lao m

  1. Lao (language)
  2. Lao (ethnic group)

Swahili[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lao

  1. Ji class inflected form of -ao.