pao

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See also: páo, paó, pào, pão, pāo, pǎo, and pa'o

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

pao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of パオ

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

pao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of pāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of páo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of pǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of pào.

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 Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pālus, from Proto-Italic *pākslos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-slos, from *peh₂ǵ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pao m

  1. stick, stake

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

pao m (plural paos)

  1. Obsolete spelling of pau

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Portuguese paus.

Noun[edit]

pao (n class, plural pao)

  1. clubs (suit of cards)

Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pao

  1. Pa class inflected form of -ao.

Tahitian[edit]

Verb[edit]

pao

  1. dig