tao

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

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Wade–Giles romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese (tao⁴).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daʊ/, /tʰaʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊ

Proper noun[edit]

tao

  1. (Chinese philosophy and religion) Alternative letter-case form of Tao: the way of nature or way to live one's life.
    • 2021, Olof G. Lidin, From Taoism to Einstein, p. 196:
      The tao of Lao Tzu was a cosmic tao, inner and unwritten, a tao of Nature, while the tao of Confucius was moral and written.

Noun[edit]

tao (usually uncountable, plural taos)

  1. (by extension) The art or skill of doing something in harmony with the essential nature of the thing.
    the tao of sex... the tao of the heart... the tao of integuments...
  2. (historical, obsolete) Synonym of circuit: various administrative divisions of imperial and early Republican China.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (harmonious skill) zen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ dao, Wade-Giles romanization tao, in Encyclopædia Britannica

Anagrams[edit]


Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

tào

  1. to give
    Itao mo na sakuya an kuwarta.
    Just give me the money.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *tau, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau, from Proto-Austronesian *Cau.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

táo

  1. Alternative form of tawo

Butuanon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *tau, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau, from Proto-Austronesian *Cau.

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. person; human

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑoˣ/, [ˈt̪ɑo̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑo
  • Syllabification: ta‧o

Verb[edit]

tao

  1. inflection of takoa:
    1. indicative present connegative
    2. second-person singular imperative present/present connegative

Etymology 2[edit]

From Chinese (dào).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑo/, [ˈt̪ɑo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑo
  • Syllabification: 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
Possessive forms of tao (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person taoni taomme
2nd person taosi taonne
3rd person taonsa

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

tao m (plural taos)

  1. (philosophy) Tao

Further reading[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒoː]
  • Hyphenation: tao
  • Rhymes: -oː

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Mandarin (dào, way, path).

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. tao
Declension[edit]
Inflection of tao
singular plural
nominative tao taók
accusative taót taókat
dative taónak taóknak
instrumental taóval taókkal
causal-final taóért taókért
translative taóvá taókká
terminative taóig taókig
essive-formal taoként taókként
essive-modal
inessive taóban taókban
superessive taón taókon
adessive taónál taóknál
illative taóba taókba
sublative taóra taókra
allative taóhoz taókhoz
elative taóból taókból
delative taóról taókról
ablative taótól taóktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
taóé taóké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
taóéi taókéi
Possessive forms of tao
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. taóm taóim
2nd person sing. taód taóid
3rd person sing. taója taói
1st person plural taónk taóink
2nd person plural taótok taóitok
3rd person plural taójuk taóik
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation from the name of the act[1] on társasági adó és osztalékadó (corporate tax and dividend tax).

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. Acronym of társasági adó és osztalékadó.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of tao
singular plural
nominative tao taók
accusative taót taókat
dative taónak taóknak
instrumental taóval taókkal
causal-final taóért taókért
translative taóvá taókká
terminative taóig taókig
essive-formal taoként taókként
essive-modal
inessive taóban taókban
superessive taón taókon
adessive taónál taóknál
illative taóba taókba
sublative taóra taókra
allative taóhoz taókhoz
elative taóból taókból
delative taóról taókról
ablative taótól taóktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
taóé taóké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
taóéi taókéi
Possessive forms of tao
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. taóm taóim
2nd person sing. taód taóid
3rd person sing. taója taói
1st person plural taónk taóink
2nd person plural taótok taóitok
3rd person plural taójuk taóik
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Ilocano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau.

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. person
  2. human

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Wade-Giles romanization of Chinese (Dào, literally the Way) or (dào, "circuit").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.o/
  • Rhymes: -ao
  • Hyphenation: tà‧o

Noun[edit]

tao m (invariable)

  1. (philosophy) Tao

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たお

Malagasy[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tao or English tao.

Noun[edit]

tao n (uncountable)

  1. tao

Declension[edit]


Samoan[edit]

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. spear

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tao (ma class, plural matao)

  1. arch

Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tawo, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau, from Proto-Austronesian *Cau. Cognate with Thao caw, Ilocano tao, Cebuano tawo, and Motu tau.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧o
  • IPA(key): /ˈtaʔo/ (noun)
  • IPA(key): /taˈʔo/, [tɐˈʔo] (adjective)

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. human; human being; person; man
  2. (colloquial) people
  3. one of the faces of a coin
    Synonym: tihaya
  4. (colloquial) husband
  5. person left alone in a place as a guard or caretaker (when others are away)
    Synonyms: bantay, tanod

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

taó

  1. (archaic) mortal
    Synonym: mortal

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (North Central Vietnam) tau

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *soː (I; me).

There are 1st person single pronouns in Northern Austroasiatic branches with back vocalism and null-initial such as Mang ʔuː⁴, Khmu [Cuang] ʔoʔ, Riang [Sak] ʔoʔ¹, Pnar o. However, the only case of competing *s- vs. null-onset in Vietic is Proto-Vietic *suh ~ *ʔuh (nest), which gave rise to Vietnamese tổ and respectively.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tao (, , 𠋺)

  1. (impolite, familiar, disrepectful or hostile) I/me
    Antonyms: mày, mi

Anagrams[edit]


Yami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *tau, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau, from Proto-Austronesian *Cau.

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. person; human