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

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AjiëEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

kau

  1. big

ReferencesEdit


Dibabawon ManoboEdit

NounEdit

kaù

  1. hat

FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kahiw, from Proto-Austronesian *kaSiw (compare Malay kayu).

NounEdit

kau

  1. tree

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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 Proto-Malayic *kau(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kahu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kaSu. Compare Maori koe, Tagalog ikaw.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

kau

  1. you
  2. your (belonging to you)

Usage notesEdit

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

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kau

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かう

KapingamarangiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

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 [Term?].

VerbEdit

kau

  1. to swim

MaoriEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

VerbEdit

kau (used in the form kauhoe-tia)

  1. to swim
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English cow.

NounEdit

kau

  1. a cow
Derived termsEdit

Rapa NuiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

VerbEdit

kau

  1. to swim

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cow.

NounEdit

kau

  1. cow

TuamotuanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

VerbEdit

kau

  1. to swim