pou

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See also: Pou, póu, pòu, põu, pōu, pǒu, pɔu, po'u, and POU

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch pauw.

Noun[edit]

pou (plural poue, diminutive poutjie)

  1. peacock

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Amanab[edit]

Noun[edit]

pou

  1. a kind of snake

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a variant of Old Occitan [Term?] (compare Occitan potz), from Latin puteus (compare French puits, Spanish pozo). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *paw- (to strike).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pou m (plural pous)

  1. well

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pouil, peouil, püil, from Late Latin peduclus < peduculus, variant of Latin pēdīculus, from pēdis, from Proto-Indo-European *pezd-. The singular is a back-formation from the plural (see also genou with the same development).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pou m (plural poux)

  1. louse (insect)

Usage notes[edit]

Only seven words in French ending in -ou have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou.

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pour (for).

Preposition[edit]

pou

  1. for
    • 2019 March 19, “Rankont ann Itali ant Anvwaye Espesyal Etazini ak Larisi sou Kriz Venezuela a”, in Lavwadlamerik[1]:
      Anvwaye espesyal Etazini pou Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, ak vis-minis afè etranjè Larisi, Sergei Ryabkov, ap fè reyinyon nan vil Wòm ann Itali pou yo pale sou “sityasyon Venezuela kap agrave.”
      American Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams and Russian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov are meeting in the city of Rome, Italy to speak about "the worsening situation in Venezuela."

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

pou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of pōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of póu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of pǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of pòu.

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.

Maori[edit]

Noun[edit]

pou

  1. pillar

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • pu

Etymology[edit]

From French pour. Compare Haitian Creole pou.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

pou

  1. for

Verb[edit]

pou (medial form pou)

  1. (auxiliary) Used to indicate future tense.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French poi.

Adverb[edit]

pou

  1. little (not much, not a lot)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: peu

Old French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pou

  1. Alternative form of poi

Tulu-Bohuai[edit]

Noun[edit]

pou

  1. pig

Further reading[edit]

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)