English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Adverb edit

ao (not comparable)

  1. Initialism of amongst/among/and others.

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Japanese あお (ao).

Noun edit

ao (uncountable)

 
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  1. grue ("blue or green", considered one color)

Anagrams edit

Anuta edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Tikopia ao.

Noun edit

ao

  1. day (period of 24 hours)
  2. day (period between sunrise and sunset)

References edit

Aromanian edit

Adverb edit

ao

  1. Alternative form of aoa

Synonyms edit

Bahnar edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Bahnaric *ʔa:w, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ʔaawʔ (upper garment). Cognates include Vietnamese áo, Khmer អាវ (aau), Muong ảo.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ao

  1. shirt

Borôro edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ao

  1. hair

Carabayo edit

Etymology edit

Compare Yuri ato (father).

Noun edit

ao

  1. father

References edit

  • Seifart and Echeverri, Evidence for the Identification of Carabayo, the Language of an Uncontacted People of the Colombian Amazon, as Belonging to the Tikuna–Yurí Linguistic Family, PLoS ONE 9(4) (2014)

Estonian edit

Noun edit

ao

  1. genitive singular of agu

Galician edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From contraction of preposition a (to, towards) + masculine definite article o (the).

Pronunciation edit

Contraction edit

ao m (feminine á, masculine plural aos, feminine plural ás)

  1. Contraction of a o (to the, towards the).

Guaraní edit

Noun edit

ao

  1. clothes

Hawaiian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qaləjaw (compare Tagalog araw).

Noun edit

ao

  1. light
  2. daylight
  3. day
  4. dawn

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

ao

  1. world
  2. earth

Etymology 3 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Maori ao).

Noun edit

ao

  1. cloud

Italian edit

Interjection edit

ao

  1. Alternative spelling of ahó

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

ao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あお

Lavukaleve edit

Verb edit

ao

  1. (intransitive) go in, enter

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

ao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of āo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of áo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of ào.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Maore Comorian edit

Adjective edit

-ao (declinable)

  1. Alternative form of -awo (their)

Maori edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qalejaw (compare Tagalog araw).

Noun edit

ao

  1. daytime

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

ao

  1. world

Etymology 3 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Hawaiian ao).

Noun edit

ao

  1. cloud
Derived terms edit

References edit

  • ao” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori–English, English–Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.
  • Tregear, Edward (1891) Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary[1], Wellington, New Zealand: Lyon and Blair, page 14-5

Mbyá Guaraní edit

Noun edit

ao

  1. clothing, clothes

Minanibai edit

Noun edit

ao

  1. water

References edit

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ao

Contraction edit

ao (feminine à, masculine plural aos, feminine plural às)

  1. Contraction of a o (to the (masculine singular)).

Quotations edit

Rapa Nui edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Polynesian *ao (to scoop up). Cognates include Tokelauan ao and Maori ao.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.o/
  • Hyphenation: a‧o

Verb edit

ao

  1. (transitive) to serve (food)

References edit

  • Paulus Kieviet (2017) A grammar of Rapa Nui[2], Berlin: Language Science Press, →ISBN, page 395

Samoan edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian [Term?] (compare Tagalog araw).

Noun edit

ao

  1. day

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Hawaiian ao).

Noun edit

ao

  1. cloud

Swahili edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Adjective edit

-ao (declinable)

  1. their (third-person plural animate possessive adjective)

Inflection edit

See also edit

Tagalog edit

Pronunciation edit

Interjection edit

ao (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜂ) (Bataan, informal)

  1. yes (said for emotional emphasis)
    Synonym: oo nga
    Antonym: hindi

Ternate edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ao

  1. planks for a canoe

References edit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Tokelauan edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈa.o]
  • Hyphenation: a‧o

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qaho. Cognates include Hawaiian ao and Samoan ao.

Noun edit

ao

  1. daylight
  2. daytime

Verb edit

ao

  1. (intransitive) to be daylight

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qao. Cognates include Hawaiian ao and Samoan ao.

Noun edit

ao

  1. cloud

Etymology 3 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *ao. Cognates include Maori ao and Samoan ao.

Verb edit

ao

  1. (transitive) to gather

Etymology 4 edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *qao. Cognates include Maori ao and Samoan ao.

Verb edit

ao

  1. (intransitive) to be good at gathering food

Etymology 5 edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *qao (authority). Cognates include Tahitian ao (heaven) and Samoan ao (chief).

Noun edit

ao

  1. head, chief

Etymology 6 edit

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

Verb edit

ao

  1. (transitive) to shape (wood)

Etymology 7 edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ao. Cognates include Tahitian ao and Tuvaluan ao.

Noun edit

ao

  1. A grossly misformed coconut without any flesh or juice inside.
Synonyms edit

References edit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[3], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 2

Tongan edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Hawaiian ao).

Noun edit

ao

  1. cloud
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

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

Noun edit

ao

  1. headdress
  2. front of an island

Vietnamese edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Probably a non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (bay, inlet, SV: áo).

Noun edit

(classifier cái) ao (, , , 𪵲, 𬇚)

  1. pond
    • Nguyễn Khuyến, "Thu điếu (Autumn Fishing)"
      Ao thu lạnh lẽo; nuớc trong veo;
      Một chiếc thuyền câu bé tẻo teo;
      The cold autumn pond; the clear water;
      A tiny, itsy-bitsy, fishing boat;
    • 1686 Matsuo Bashō, Haru no Hi, "No. 41"; 2007 Vietnamese translation by Nhật Chiêu; English translation by Reginald Horace Blyth
      Ao cũ, con ếch nhảy vào, vang tiếng nước xao.
      The old pond; A frog jumps in — The sound of the water.
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Derived terms

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

ao ()

  1. to measure roughly, to measure approximately
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Further reading edit

Yoruba edit

 

Alternative forms edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

  1. (Ekiti) Ekiti form of awó (guinea fowl; (in particular) Western crested guineafowl)
    Synonyms: ẹtù, etù

Etymology 2 edit

Cognate with Igala àwó, Olukumi awó, Itsekiri éwó, proposed to be derived from Proto-Yoruba *à-wó, ultimately from Proto-Yoruboid *à-wó

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

àó

  1. (Ekiti) slap
    Synonyms: ìfọ́tí, àbàtàó, àbàrá, ìgbátí
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Etymology 3 edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ao

  1. (Ekiti) Alternative form of awo (secret, that which is secretive)
    Synonyms: àṣírí, ohun ìkọ̀kọ̀
  2. (Ekiti) Alternative form of awo (cult, sect; especially pertaining to Ifa or the Ifa oracle)
  3. (Ekiti) Alternative form of awo (the worship of Ifá)
  4. (Ekiti) Alternative form of awo (priest of Ifá or Ọrúnmìlà)
    Synonyms: babaláo, aláo, ọlị́fá
  5. (Ekiti, by extension) Alternative form of awo (respected member of a guild; especially one of musicians and dramatists)
  6. (Ekiti) a prefix in given names and surnames used by Ifa priests and their descendants
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Related terms edit

Etymology 4 edit

Compare with Ifè àwò

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ào

  1. (Ekiti) Ekiti form of àwo (plate)
    Synonyms: tánganran, aféfe

Etymology 5 edit

From a- (nominalizing prefix) +‎ ò (to look)

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

  1. (Ekiti) Ekiti form of awò (lens)
    Synonym: aò-ojú
Derived terms edit