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. Imperative singular of kauen.

HawaiianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

kau

  1. season

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau (compare Maori tau, Niuean tau, Tongan tau), from Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuq (compare Malagasy tao, Malay taruh).

VerbEdit

kau

  1. to settle

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

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

  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-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, 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


Rapa NuiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

VerbEdit

kau

  1. to swim

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cow.

NounEdit

kau

  1. cow

TuamotuanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *kaRu.

VerbEdit

kau

  1. to swim