nou

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch nauw.

Adjective[edit]

nou (attributive noue, comparative nouer, superlative nouste)

  1. narrow

Aragonese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

nou

  1. (cardinal) nine

Campidanese Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin novus. Compare Italian nuovo.

Adjective[edit]

nou

  1. new

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard) IPA(key): /ˈnɔw/ (central)
  • Hyphenation: nou
  • Rhymes: -ɔw

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin novus.

Adjective[edit]

nou m (feminine nova, masculine plural nous, feminine plural noves)

  1. new

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin novem (nine).

Numeral[edit]

Catalan cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : nou
    Ordinal : novè
    Multiplier : nònuple
Catalan Wikipedia article on nou

nou

  1. (cardinal) nine

Noun[edit]

nou m (plural nous)

  1. nine

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin nux, nucis.

Noun[edit]

nou f (plural nous)

  1. nut, as the fruit of a tree

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

nou

  1. Third-person singular present indicative form of noure.
  2. Second-person singular imperative form of noure.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch nou, a variant of nu, from Old Dutch *nu, from Proto-Germanic *nu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nou

  1. now; alternative form of nu.
    Wat is er nou weer dan?
    What is it now?
  2. come on; modal particle indicating a certain degree of urgency or impatience on behalf of the speaker.
    Ga nou! Straks kom je nog te laat!
    Come on and get going! Or you'll be late!

Interjection[edit]

nou

  1. well; indicates a certain degree of doubt.
    Nou, ik weet het nog niet zo zeker.
    Well, I'm not so sure about that.
  2. wow; indicates amazement or surprise.
    Nou, het waait toch wel hard hoor!
    Wow, it's still pretty windy!

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nous (we), from Latin nos (we)

Pronoun[edit]

nou

  1. we
  2. us
  3. you pl

Hawaiian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nou

  1. yours, for you (second person singular)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Applied to o-type possessions.

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

nou

  1. (transitive) to throw, pitch

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nóu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nòu.

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.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nous

Pronoun[edit]

nou

  1. we; us (first-person plural personal pronoun)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin novus, from Proto-Indo-European *néwos.

Adjective[edit]

nou 3 nom/acc forms

  1. new

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Sardinian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin novus. Compare Catalan nou.

Adjective[edit]

nou

  1. new