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 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
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]


Ilocano[edit]

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. person
  2. human

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tao

  1. Romaji transcription 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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