nou

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

nou (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of noh (classical Japanese music drama)

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch nauw, from Middle Dutch nauwe. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Adjective[edit]

nou (attributive noue, comparative nouer, superlative nouste)

  1. narrow

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch nou, from Middle Dutch nou, variant of nu.

Adverb[edit]

nou

  1. now

Aiwoo[edit]

Noun[edit]

nou

  1. louse

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Antillean Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nous.

Pronoun[edit]

nou

  1. we
  2. us

Aragonese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin novem, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

Numeral[edit]

nou

  1. nine

Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin novus. Compare Romanian nou.

Adjective[edit]

nou m (feminine noauã, masculine plural noi, feminine plural noauã or nali/nale)

  1. new

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan (compare Occitan nòu), from Latin novus (compare French nouveau, Portuguese novo, Spanish nuevo), from Proto-Italic *nowos, from Proto-Indo-European *néwos.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. new
    Antonym: vell

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Etymology 2[edit]

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

From Old Occitan nou, from Latin novem (nine), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

Numeral[edit]

nou m or f

  1. nine

Noun[edit]

nou m (plural nous)

  1. nine
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Etymology 3[edit]

From a variant of Old Occitan (compare Occitan notz), from Latin nux, nucem (compare French noix, Spanish nuez), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *knew-.

Noun[edit]

nou f (plural nous)

  1. nut (a hard-shelled seed)
  2. walnut
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Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

nou

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of noure
  2. second-person singular imperative form of noure

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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 now! Or you'll be late!

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: nou

Interjection[edit]

nou

  1. so, well; when pressing someone
    Nou, vertel me de waarheid dan!
    So tell me the truth then!
  2. well; indicates a certain degree of doubt.
    Nou, ik weet het nog niet zo zeker.
    Well, I'm not so sure about that.
  3. wow; indicates amazement or surprise.
    Nou, het waait toch wel hard hoor!
    Wow, it's still pretty windy!

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronoun[edit]

nou (contracted form n)

  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.

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Verb[edit]

nou

  1. (transitive) to throw, pitch

Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nou

  1. Alternative form of nouzòt

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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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English , from Proto-West Germanic *nū.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nou

  1. now

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nou m or n (feminine singular nouă, plural noi)

  1. new

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Sardinian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin novus. Compare Catalan nou, Italian nuovo.

Adjective[edit]

nou

  1. new

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ʰnuːᴬ (mouse; rat). Cognate with Thai หนู (nǔu), Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᨶᩪ, Lao ໜູ (), ᦐᦴ (ṅuu), Tai Dam ꪘꪴ, Shan ၼူ (nǔu), Saek หนู่.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nou (Sawndip forms or 𮮬 or 𧉭, old orthography nou)

  1. mouse; rat
    Synonym: duznou

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