See also: Gau, GAU, gấu, gâu, and gáu

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gau (plural gaus)

  1. (Tibetan Buddhism) A prayer box or small container worn as jewelry and containing an amulet or similar item.

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BasqueEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gau inan

  1. night

DeclensionEdit

Declension of gau (inanimate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive gau gaua gauak
ergative gauk gauak gauek
dative gauri gauari gauei
genitive gauren gauaren gauen
comitative gaurekin gauarekin gauekin
causative gaurengatik gauarengatik gauengatik
benefactive gaurentzat gauarentzat gauentzat
instrumental gauez gauaz gauez
inessive gautan gauean gauetan
locative gautako gaueko gauetako
allative gautara gauera gauetara
terminative gautaraino gaueraino gauetaraino
directive gautarantz gauerantz gauetarantz
destinative gautarako gauerako gauetarako
ablative gautatik gauetik gauetatik
partitive gaurik
prolative gautzat

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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡo/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -o

NounEdit

gau m (plural gaux)

  1. (slang) louse

Kalo Finnish RomaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Romani gav.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gau m (nominative plural gaave)

  1. village[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kimmo Granqvist (2002), “Finnish Romani Phonology and Dialect Geography”, in SKY Journal of Linguistics[1], volume 15, Linguistic Association of Finland, archived from the original on January 28, 2022, pages 61-83
  2. ^ Kimmo Granqvist (2011), “Diftongit ja vokaaliyhtymät”, in Lyhyt Suomen romanikielen kielioppi [Consice grammar of Finnish Romani]‎[2] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland, →ISBN, ISSN 1796-041X, retrieved February 10, 2022, page 5

Further readingEdit

  • Kimmo Granqvist (2011), “Eräitä keskeisiä äännevaihteluja”, in Lyhyt Suomen romanikielen kielioppi [Consice grammar of Finnish Romani]‎[3] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland, →ISBN, ISSN 1796-041X, retrieved February 10, 2022, page 12

LashiEdit

Lashi cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : gau

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *d/s-kəw. Cognates include Sichuan Yi (ggu) and Burmese ကိုး (kui:).

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

gau

  1. nine

ReferencesEdit

  • Mark Wannemacher (2011) A phonological overview of the Lacid language[4], Chiang Mai: Payap University.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Poetic clipping of gaudium. Attributed to Ennius (circa 200 BCE) by the poet Ausonius in his catalogue of monosyllabic Latin words, never attested directly.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gau n (indeclinable) (archaic, poetic, hapax)

  1. Clipping of gaudium (joy).
    • c. 310 CEc. 395 CE, Ausonius, Technopaegnion 144:
      Ennius ut memorat, repleat te laetificum gau.
      As Ennius says, may gladdening joy fill you.

DeclensionEdit

Indeclinable noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gau gau
Genitive gau gau
Dative gau gau
Accusative gau gau
Ablative gau gau
Vocative gau gau

ReferencesEdit


Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ganhuz, *ganhwaz (sudden, quick), of unknown origin. Cognate with Dutch gauw (quickly), German jäh (sudden, abrupt). More at gay.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gau

  1. quick

NiueanEdit

VerbEdit

gau

  1. chew

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gauð.

NounEdit

gau n (definite singular gauet, indefinite plural gau, definite plural gaua)

  1. a bark
  2. (collective) barking
  3. noise

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Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *ganhuz. More at gay.

AdverbEdit

gau

  1. quickly; swiftly
  2. soon; at once

WelshEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with Cornish gow, Breton gaou.

AdjectiveEdit

gau (feminine singular gau, plural geuon, equative geued, comparative geuach, superlative geuaf)

  1. false, fake
    Synonym: ffals
Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

Etymology 2Edit

Mutated form of cau (to close).

VerbEdit

gau

  1. Soft mutation of cau.

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.

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *ganhuz.

AdverbEdit

gau

  1. quickly
    Synonym: rap
  2. soon

Further readingEdit

  • gau (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011