sao

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See also: sáo, sāo, sǎo, sào, são, São, sảo, sạo, and sao᷄

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sao (plural saos)

  1. Any marine annelid of the genus Hyalinæcia, especially H. tubicola of Europe, which inhabits a transparent movable tube resembling a quill in color and texture.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sao in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さお

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǎo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sào.

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.

Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

saó

  1. (nautical) mooring cable or chains; cable for mooring ships to the pier when at anchor

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese ſao

Adverb[edit]

sao (, , 𡫡)

  1. why
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Adjective[edit]

sao

  1. problematic, bad
    sao lắm không?
    Is it very bad?
    Không sao đâu.
    No problem.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese ſao, from Proto-Vietic *k-raːw

Noun[edit]

(classifier , ngôi) sao (𣋀, 𣇟, 𤚧)

  1. star
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