See also: Gau, GAU, gấu, gâu, and ga'u

EnglishEdit

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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

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EtymologyEdit

1545; from Proto-Basque *gab-.

NounEdit

gau

  1. night

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FrenchEdit

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NounEdit

gau m (plural gaux)

  1. (slang) louse

Kalo Finnish RomaniEdit

NounEdit

gau m

  1. village

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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.

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AdjectiveEdit

gau

  1. quick

NiueanEdit

VerbEdit

gau

  1. chew

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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
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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