tao

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See also: tāo, táo, tǎo, tào, tão, and tạo

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin (dào; Wade-Giles tao, “way, path”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tao ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Taoism) The essential principle underlying existence; ultimate reality.
  2. (Confucianism) The way or path to be followed.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑoˣ/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧o

Verb[edit]

tao

  1. Indicative present connegative form of takoa.
  2. Second person singular imperative present form of takoa.
  3. Second person singular imperative present connegative form of takoa.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑo/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧o

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. tao
Declension[edit]
Inflection of tao (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative tao
genitive taon
partitive taoa
illative taoon
singular plural
nominative tao
accusative nom. tao
gen. taon
genitive taon
partitive taoa
inessive taossa
elative taosta
illative taoon
adessive taolla
ablative taolta
allative taolle
essive taona
translative taoksi
instructive
abessive taotta
comitative

Anagrams[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic ‎(dào, way, path).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. tao

Derived terms[edit]


Ilocano[edit]

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. person
  2. human

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tao

  1. rōmaji reading of たお

Malagasy[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuq. Compare Indonesian taruh

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. act, action
  2. preparation

Verb[edit]

tao

  1. to do
  2. to prepare, arm, take precautions

Related terms[edit]

Focus (Voice)
Agent
(Active)
man-form: manao
mi-form: mitao
om-form: --
Patient
(Passive)
--
alternate: --
a-form: atao
voa-form: voatao
tafa-form: --
Goal
(Relative)
an-form: anaovana
i-form: itaovana

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of táo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tào.

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]

tao

  1. spear

Samoan[edit]

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. spear

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • tah'-oh

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Tagalog ᜆᜂ ‎(tao), from Old Tagalog ᜆᜏᜓ ‎(tawu).

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. person
  2. human

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *soː

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tao ‎(, , 𠋺)

  1. (informal, familiar) I; me (used to indicate a position superior to that of the person being addressed; reciprocal word – mày)

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