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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

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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)

BiritaiEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. water

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BurmesoEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. water

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Dibabawon ManoboEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. widow; widower

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bau m (plural baux)

  1. (nautical) crossbeam

Further readingEdit


IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bau (plural bau-bau)

  1. smell (sensation)

Derived termsEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

bau

  1. bow wow (sound of a dog barking)

LashiEdit

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 Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahuq or 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.

WelshEdit

NounEdit

bau

  1. Soft mutation of pau.