See also: ナウ

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Wasei eigo (和製英語), from English now. Said to originate on Twitter.[1]

SuffixEdit

なう or ナウ (-nau

  1. (slang, dated) doing ~ right now
    電話(でんわ)なう
    denwa nau
    on the phone right now
  2. (slang, dated) at ~ right now
    ロンドンなう
    Rondon nau
    in London right now
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

なう (-nau

  1. (non-productive) Attached to the stem of nouns and adjectives to create a verb indicating the doing of such.
    (ともな)
    tomonau
    to accompany, to follow; to bring along, to take along (< (とも) (tomo))

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

なう (naugodan (stem ない (nai), past なった (natta))

  1. 綯う: to twine (into a rope etc.)

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