EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Mandarin (bāo) and Cantonese (baau1).

NounEdit

bao (countable and uncountable, plural baos)

  1. Any of various types of steamed bread or bun used in Chinese cuisine
SynonymsEdit
TranslationsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Swahili bao.

NounEdit

bao (uncountable)

  1. A mancala board game played in East Africa.
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AnagramsEdit



AsiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bao

  1. tortoise; turtle

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /ˈbaʔoʔ/
  • Rhymes: -oʔ
  • Hyphenation: ba‧o

NounEdit

bao

  1. a tortoise
  2. a turtle

HiligaynonEdit

NounEdit

baó

  1. tortoise, turtle

IlocanoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ba‧ó
  • IPA(key): /baˈʔu/, [bɐˈʔo]

NounEdit

baó

  1. mouse

Derived termsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

bao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of báo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of bào.

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.

MansakaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Akin to Maranao bao'o.

NounEdit

bao

  1. turtle

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu.

NounEdit

baò

  1. smell

MarshalleseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [pˠɑːɔ], (enunciated) [pˠɑ wɔ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /pˠæɰwɛw/
  • Bender phonemes: {bahwew}

NounEdit

bao

  1. bird
  2. chicken
  3. fowl

ReferencesEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bao m (plural baos)

  1. bao (Chinese bread)

Further readingEdit


SwahiliEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

bao (ma class, plural mabao)

  1. board (piece of wood)
  2. goal
    Synonym: goli
  3. board game
  4. a traditional Swahili mancala board game played in most of East Africa

TagalogEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ba‧o
  • IPA(key): /ˈbaʔo/

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

bao

  1. coconut shell stripped of its husk and meat
  2. (anatomy) cranium
    Synonym: bao ng ulo
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See main entry.

NounEdit

bao

  1. Alternative form of balo (widow; widower)
Derived termsEdit

TernateEdit

EtymologyEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bao

  1. a water current

ReferencesEdit

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

VenetianEdit

NounEdit

bao m (plural bai)

  1. worm
  2. bug

Derived termsEdit


VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

(classifier cái, chiếc) bao

  1. bag; sack; pack
  2. box; packet
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms
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VerbEdit

bao

  1. to enclose; to envelope; to cover
  2. to guarantee; to assure
  3. to take on everything; to undertake (the whole of) something as someone's proxy
  4. to treat; to pay (for someone else); to foot the bill; to cover (someone else); to stand

Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

Etymology 2Edit

DeterminerEdit

bao

  1. (literary) so many
    bao người
    people everywhere
    bao ngày
    day after day
See alsoEdit
Vietnamese demonstratives
Laurence Thompson (1965), Vietnamese Grammar
Unspecified Close to the
speaker or
newly introduced
Remote,
already identified
PLACE
đ- (first register)
đâu
‘wherever’
đây
‘here’
đấy
‘there’
REFERENCE
n- (second register)
nào
‘whichever’
này
‘this’
nọ
‘that’
PROPORTION
b- (first register)
bao
‘to whatever extent’
bây
‘to this extent’
bấy
‘to that extent’
MANNER
s- (first register)
v- (second register)
sao
‘however’
vầy
‘this way’
vậy
‘that way’
Nguyễn Phú Phong (1992), “Vietnamese Demonstratives Revisited”
D
(Indefinite)
D1
(Proximal)
D2
(Medial)
D3
(Distal)
+NOM(inal) đâu
place-what
đây
place-this
đấy
place-that1
±NOM(inal) đó
(place-)that1
kia
(place-)that2
–NOM(inal) nào
what
nầy
this
nấy/ấy
that1
nọ
that2

Waray-WarayEdit

NounEdit

baó

  1. turtle; tortoise