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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin cavum, cavus, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱówHwos (cavity).

NounEdit

cau m (plural caus)

  1. den; burrow; lair
  2. (by extension) hiding place
  3. (figuratively) sty; hovel
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Etymology 2Edit

From the verb caure (to fall).

VerbEdit

cau

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of caure
  2. second-person singular imperative form of caure

KanakanabuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Austronesian *Cau. Cognates with Tagalog tao, Cebuano tawo.

NounEdit

cau

  1. person

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *kaw.

NounEdit

(classifier cây, trái) cau

  1. areca

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

cau

  1. to frown
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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /kaɨ̯/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /kai̯/

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *kageti, from Proto-Indo-European *kagʰ- (catch, grasp) (compare Oscan [script needed] (kahad, may he take), Albanian kam (to have, hold).

VerbEdit

cau (first-person singular present caeaf)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to close, shut
  2. (transitive) to fasten
  3. (intransitive) to heal, to close
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  • cae (enclosure, field)
  • caer (castle, hold)

Etymology 2Edit

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Cognate with Cornish kow, Breton kev.

AdjectiveEdit

cau (feminine singular cau, plural cau, equative ceued, comparative ceuach, superlative ceuaf)

  1. hollow, empty, sunken
  2. (figuratively) false, deceitful
  3. enclosing; shut, closed
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MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cau gau nghau chau
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “cau”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies