tou

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See also: tou-, tóu, tòu, toû, tōu, tǒu, to'u, and toʻu

'Are'are[edit]

Noun[edit]

tou

  1. heart

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch touw, from Middle Dutch touwe, from Old Dutch *tou, from Proto-Germanic *tawwą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tou (plural toue, diminutive toutjie)

  1. (countable) A rope.
  2. (uncountable) Rope.

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tōtus. Compare Catalan tot, French tout, Italian tutto, Portuguese todo, Romanian tot.

Determiner[edit]

tou m (feminine toa, neuter too, masculine plural toos, feminine plural toes)

  1. all

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tōfus (tuff).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tou (feminine tova, masculine plural tous, feminine plural toves)

  1. soft
    Antonym: dur

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Hawaiian[edit]

Determiner[edit]

tou

  1. Niʻihau form of kou (your)
    O wai tou inoa?
    What is your name?

Hlai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hlai *tʰu: (seven), from Pre-Hlai *tu: (Norquest, 2015).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Hlai) IPA(key): /tʰou˥˧/

Numeral[edit]

tou

  1. seven

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of とう

Leonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective[edit]

tou (feminine singular toda, masculine plural toos, feminine plural todas)

  1. all

Usage notes[edit]

When followed by an article, tou is combined with the next word to give the following combined forms:

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Lote[edit]

Noun[edit]

tou

  1. sugar cane

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tou (Zhuyin ˙ㄊㄡ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of

Romanization[edit]

tou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tóu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tòu.

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.

Middle English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tou

  1. Alternative form of þou (thou)

Nias[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tou

  1. above
    Antonym: yaŵa

References[edit]

  • Sundermann, Heinrich. 1905. Niassisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Moers: Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, p. 220.

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian twā. Compare Föhr-Amrum North Frisian tau.

Numeral[edit]

tou f or n (masculine tväär)

  1. (Mooring) two

Old Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tuum.

Adjective[edit]

tou (feminine tua, masculine plural tous, feminine plural tues)

  1. your, yours (singular)

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: teu

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of estou, first-person singular present indicative of estar.

Verb[edit]

tou

  1. Eye dialect spelling of estou.

Samoan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tou

  1. second person plural; you (three or more)

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Sardinian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tuus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tou (plural tuos, feminine tua, feminine plural tuas)

  1. your, yours

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Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian to, from Proto-West Germanic [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *tō. Cognates include West Frisian ta and German zu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

tou (neuter or distal adverb deertou, proximal adverb hiertou, interrogative adverb wiertou)

  1. to
  2. to, towards
  3. for, on the occasion of
    Iek skoankte him Wien tou sin Bäidedai.I gave him wine as a present for his birthday.

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tou (inflected toue, comparative touer, superlative toust)

  1. closed, locked

References[edit]

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “tou”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian tou, towe, tau, tauwe, from Proto-Germanic *tawwą.

Noun[edit]

tou n (plural touwen, diminutive touke)

  1. rope

Further reading[edit]

  • tou”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011