tao

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

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

tao

  1. (Chinese philosophy) Alternative letter-case form of Tao: the way of nature and/or the way in which to live one's life.

Noun[edit]

tao ‎(usually uncountable, plural taos)

  1. (historical, obsolete) Synonym of circuit: various administrative divisions of imperial and early Republican China.

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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]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒo]
  • Hyphenation: tao

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. tao

Declension[edit]

Inflection (plural in -k, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tao taok
accusative taot taokat
dative taonak taoknak
instrumental taoval taokkal
causal-final taoért taokért
translative taová taokká
terminative taoig taokig
essive-formal taoként taokként
essive-modal
inessive taoban taokban
superessive taon taokon
adessive taonál taoknál
illative taoba taokba
sublative taora taokra
allative taohoz taokhoz
elative taoból taokból
delative taoról taokról
ablative taotól taoktól
Possessive forms of tao
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. taom taoim
2nd person sing. taod taoid
3rd person sing. taoja taoi
1st person plural taonk taoink
2nd person plural taotok taoitok
3rd person plural taojuk taoik

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), ultimately from Proto-Austronesian *Cau

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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