See also: Bau, BAU, baú, báu, bầu, bậu, and ba'u

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic (bāo) (Mandarin bāo, Cantonese baau1).

NounEdit

bau (uncountable)

  1. Any of various types of steamed bread used in Chinese cuisine

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


BiritaiEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


Brunei MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *bau (compare Malay bau), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu or *bahuq.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bau/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧u

NounEdit

bau

  1. smell (sensation)

BurmesoEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


Dibabawon ManoboEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. widow; widower

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bau m (plural baux)

  1. (nautical) crossbeam

Further readingEdit


IndonesianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Malay bau, from Proto-Malayic *bau, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu, *bahuq.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈbau̯]
  • Hyphenation: bau

NounEdit

bau (plural bau-bau)

  1. smell (sensation)

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Javanese ꦧꦲꦸ (bahu), from Sanskrit बाहु (bāhu). Cognate of Dutch bouw.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈbau̯]
  • Hyphenation: bau

NounEdit

bau (first-person possessive bauku, second-person possessive baumu, third-person possessive baunya)

  1. (historical) A unit of measure for area on Java, equivalent to about 0.7 hectare; a portion of agricultural land of this size.

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

bau

  1. bow wow (sound of a dog barking)

AnagramsEdit


LashiEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. hill

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Lolo-Burmese *bəw, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *buw. Cognates include Burmese ပိုး (pui:) and Ao puxq.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bau

  1. (transitive) to carry on one's back

ReferencesEdit

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis), page 16

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *bau, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu, *bahuq.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bau (plural bau-bau, informal 1st possessive bauku, impolite 2nd possessive baumu, 3rd possessive baunya)

  1. smell (sensation)

DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: bau

PalauanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Pre-Palauan *bawu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. smell, odor, scent

VerbEdit

bau

  1. (stative) sore, irritated

ReferencesEdit

  • bau in Palauan Language Online: Palauan-English Dictionary, at tekinged.com.
  • bau in Palauan-English Dictionary, at trussel2.com.
  • bau in Lewis S. Josephs; Edwin G. McManus; Masa-aki Emesiochel (1977) Palauan-English Dictionary, University Press of Hawaii, →ISBN, page 7.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

InterjectionEdit

bau

  1. the cry of a wolf
  2. boo, a loud exclamation intended to scare someone

TernateEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bau

  1. (transitive) to borrow

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. a step-relative

ReferencesEdit

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

WelshEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. Soft mutation of pau.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pau bau mhau phau
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.