See also: Kau, kāu, kaŭ, kaʻu, -kau, kau-, ká’ȕ, and kâu

AjiëEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

kau

  1. big

ReferencesEdit


Dibabawon ManoboEdit

NounEdit

kaù

  1. hat

FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Central-Pacific *kayu, from Proto-Oceanic *kayu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kahiw (compare Malay kayu), from Proto-Austronesian *kaSiw.

NounEdit

kau

  1. tree
  2. wood
  3. stick

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯

VerbEdit

kau

  1. singular imperative of kauen

HawaiianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkau̯/, [ˈkɐw]
  • (rapid speech) IPA(key): [ˈkɔw]

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *taqu, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqun.

NounEdit

kau

  1. season
    kau welasummer
    kau anuwinter
    kau o makalapuaspring
    ke kau o hāʻule lauautumn, fall
  2. period of time, lifetime
    I ke kau i ke aliʻi o Ka-mehameha.
    In the time of the chief, Kamehameha.
  3. semester, term

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau, from Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuq.

VerbEdit

kau

  1. to settle

ReferencesEdit

  • “kau” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay kau, from Proto-Malayic *kau(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kahu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kaSu.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

kau

  1. (poetic) Second-person singular pronoun: you, your, yours

Usage notesEdit

Largely used in poetry and songs. Might be perceived as literary or disapproving.

SynonymsEdit

Indonesian informal second-person pronouns:


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kau

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かう

KapingamarangiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

VerbEdit

kau

  1. to swim

MakasarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kahu, Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kaSu

PronounEdit

kau (free pronoun)

  1. you (familiar second person)

See alsoEdit


MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of engkau, from Proto-Malayic *kau(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kahu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kaSu.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

kau (Jawi spelling کاو‎)

  1. you, your

Usage notesEdit

Used among contemporary friends and relatives, especially of the same gender; also used in disapproving tones.

See alsoEdit


MangarevanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

VerbEdit

kau

  1. to swim

MaoriEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *kau, from Proto-Oceanic *kayu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kahiw, from Proto-Austronesian *kaSiw.

VerbEdit

kau (used in the form rākau)

  1. tree; wood
  2. stick
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

VerbEdit

kau (used in the form kauhoe-tia)

  1. to swim
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from English cow.

NounEdit

kau

  1. a cow
Derived termsEdit

MarshalleseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English cow.

PronunciationEdit

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [kɑːu], (enunciated) [kɑ wu]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /kæɰwiw/
  • Bender phonemes: {kahwiw}

NounEdit

kau (construct form kauin)

  1. cow
  2. beef

ReferencesEdit


Pitcairn-NorfolkEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cow.

NounEdit

kau

  1. cow

Rapa NuiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu. Cognates include Hawaiian ʻau and Maori kau.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kau

  1. (intransitive) to swim

ReferencesEdit

  • Paulus Kieviet (2017) A grammar of Rapa Nui, Berlin, →ISBN, page 29

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cow.

NounEdit

kau

  1. cow

TuamotuanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

VerbEdit

kau

  1. to swim

WolioEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kahiw, from Proto-Austronesian *kaSiw.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kau

  1. wood

ReferencesEdit

  • Anceaux, Johannes C. 1987. Wolio Dictionary (Wolio-English-Indonesian) / Kamus Bahasa Wolio (Wolio-Inggeris-Indonesia). Dordrecht: Foris.