tao

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See also: tāo, táo, tǎo, tào, and tạo

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic (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.

Translations[edit]

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Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt̪ɑ.oˣ]
  • 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): [ˈt̪ɑ.o]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧o

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. tao
Declension[edit]

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. Compare Indonesian taruh

Verb[edit]

tao

  1. to do
  2. to 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

Noun[edit]

tao

  1. person
  2. human

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /taːw˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /taːw˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /taːw˧˥/

Pronoun[edit]

tao

  1. I, me