DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • CAO (superseded)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /seː.aːˈoː/
  • (file)

NounEdit

cao f (plural cao's, diminutive cao'tje n)

  1. Initialism of collectieve arbeidsovereenkomst. (collective bargaining)

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.o/, [ˈkäːo]
  • Hyphenation: cà‧o

NounEdit

cao m (invariable)

  1. Obsolete form of caos.

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

cao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of cāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of cáo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of cǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of cào.

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.

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

cao

  1. (Dominican Republic) palm crow (Corvus palmarum)

VenetianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *capum, from Latin caput.

NounEdit

cao m (plural cai)

  1. head (all senses)
  2. shoot of a vine

SynonymsEdit


VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cao

  1. high or tall
    Antonyms: thấp, lùn
    núi cao
    high mountains
    nhà cao tầng
    a multistory building

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

cao

  1. (alternative medicine) a tonic made from animal flesh or bone
    cao mèo
    cat tonic
    cao hổ cốt
    tiger-bone tonic