pou

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See also: pōu, póu, pǒu, and pòu

Amanab[edit]

Noun[edit]

pou

  1. a kind of snake

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin puteus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pou m ‎(plural pous)

  1. well

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

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

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French poi.

Adverb[edit]

pou

  1. little (not much, not a lot)

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Old French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pou

  1. Alternative form of poi