pau

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

pau (plural paus)

  1. Alternative form of pa (Maori fort)

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pau (not comparable)

  1. (Hawaii) done; over; finished
    • 1946, Armine Von Tempski, Bright Spurs (page 122)
      I had never known any haoles except Elmer and Marks and they were ice cold affairs. Everyone was always glad when their twice-a-month visit was pau. The very island seemed to sigh with relief []
    • 2004, Mike Ashman, ‎Kauaʻi Historical Society, Kauai as it was in the 1940s and '50s
      When the county truck was pau hauling rubbish for the day, []

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

pau

  1. (historical) A unit of capacity used in Brunei, Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak, equivalent to 2 imperial gills (approximately 0.284 litres or 0.6 US pints).

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pāc-, stem of pāx.

Noun[edit]

pau f (plural paus)

  1. peace
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pau m (plural paus)

  1. spotted dragonet (a fish of the species Callionymus maculatus)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Uncertain origin. Sometimes ascribed to Paul, but also as a phonetic reduction of *paup, alternating form of palp (the act of feeling).

Adjective[edit]

pau (feminine pava, masculine plural paus, feminine plural paves)

  1. credulous; gullable; rustic

Noun[edit]

pau m (plural paus)

  1. fool; rube

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese pao, from Latin pālus (stake), from Proto-Italic *pākslos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-slos, from *peh₂ǵ- (attach).

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Noun[edit]

pau m (plural paus)

  1. stick
  2. wood (material)
    • 1700, Domingo Blanco (ed.),A Poesía popular en Galicia. Vigo: Serais, p. 124:
      Santo San Bras de Viana feito de pau de amieiro
      Saint Saint [sic] Blaise of Viana, carved in alder wood

References[edit]

  • pau” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • pao” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • pau” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.

Hawaiian[edit]

Verb[edit]

pau

  1. (stative) finished, done
  2. (stative) destroyed

Limos Kalinga[edit]

Noun[edit]

pau

  1. mango

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese pao, from Latin pālus (stake), from Proto-Italic *pākslos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-slos, from *peh₂ǵ-. Compare Spanish palo, English pole.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pau m (plural paus)

  1. stick
  2. wood
  3. (slang, vulgar) penis, dick, cock, prick

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pau f (plural peuoedd)

  1. (archaic) land, nation

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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pau bau mhau phau
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pau c (plural pauwen, diminutive pauke)

  1. peacock