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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

lao

  1. Lao, Laotian (ethnic Lao person)
  2. Lao, Laotian (language)

Usage notesEdit

Some speakers prefer to use the synonyms laosilainen (person) or laosin kieli (language) in infleced forms, particularly plural.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of lao (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative lao laot
genitive laon laojen
partitive laoa laoja
illative laoon laoihin
singular plural
nominative lao laot
accusative nom. lao laot
gen. laon
genitive laon laojen
partitive laoa laoja
inessive laossa laoissa
elative laosta laoista
illative laoon laoihin
adessive laolla laoilla
ablative laolta laoilta
allative laolle laoille
essive laona laoina
translative laoksi laoiksi
instructive laoin
abessive laotta laoitta
comitative laoineen

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish lóeg, from Proto-Celtic *laygos (calf) (compare Welsh llo, Cornish leugh), from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂p- (cattle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lao m (genitive singular lao, nominative plural laonna)

  1. calf

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

lao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of lāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of láo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lào.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian CreoleEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French là-haut.

AdjectiveEdit

lao

  1. upstairs
    Antonym: anba

AdverbEdit

lao

  1. upstairs
    Antonym: anba

PrepositionEdit

lao

  1. over
    Antonym: anba

Old High GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hlēwaz, whence also Old English hlēow, Old Norse hlær.

AdjectiveEdit

lāo

  1. warm (of the weather)

DescendantsEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lao (plural laos)

  1. Lao (language)
  2. Lao (person)
  3. Lao (of or relating to Laos)

NounEdit

lao m or f (plural laos)

  1. Lao (person)

Proper nounEdit

lao m

  1. Lao (language)
  2. Lao (ethnic group)

SwahiliEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lao

  1. Ji class inflected form of -ao.

VietnameseEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

lao

  1. (bệnh ~) (medicine) tuberculosis

Etymology 2Edit

Compare Thai หลาว (lǎao).

NounEdit

(classifier cây) lao (𨦭)

  1. harpoon; javelin; dart

VerbEdit

lao

  1. to plunge; to dart

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

lao

  1. jail; prison