See also: Mau, MAU, máu, màu, mẫu, Mậu, ma'u, and mau-

BarunggamEdit

NounEdit

mau

  1. head

Further readingEdit


BourguignonEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin malus.

AdjectiveEdit

mau (feminine maule, masculine plural maus, feminine plural maules, comparative peire, superlative peire)

  1. bad
SynonymsEdit
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin male.

AdverbEdit

mau (comparative peis, superlative peis)

  1. bad

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin malus.

NounEdit

mau m (plural maus, antonym bein)

  1. evil
AntonymsEdit

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑu̯/, [ˈmɑu̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑu
  • Syllabification(key): mau

InterjectionEdit

mau

  1. the sound a cat makes; meow

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a blend of matt +‎ flau, maybe with influence from mauen in the older sense of "to be weepy/annoying."

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maʊ̯/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

mau (strong nominative masculine singular mauer, comparative mauer, superlative am mauesten or am mausten) (informal)

  1. queasy, poor, poorly, ill, bad, lousy
    Mir ist mau.I feel queasy/ill/poorly.
    Ich fühle mich mauI feel queasy/ill/poorly.
    Die Lage ist mau.The situation is bad.
    Die Ergebnisse sind mau.The results are poor.
  2. down, blue
    Ich fühle mich mau.I feel down/blue.

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

mau (comparative mauer, superlative am mausten)

  1. badly, bad
  2. slack
    Die Geschäfte gehen mau.Business is slack.

Further readingEdit

  • mau” in Duden online
  • mau” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Guinea-Bissau CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese mau. Cognate with Kabuverdianu mau.

AdjectiveEdit

mau

  1. bad

Related termsEdit


HawaiianEdit

ParticleEdit

mau

  1. Plural marker of nouns, used after he, determiners, and numerals.
    he mau liohorses
    kēlā mau halethose houses
    ko lākou mau kūpunatheir grandparents

VerbEdit

mau

  1. (stative) always, perpetual
  2. (stative) to continue

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay mahu, mau, from Classical Malay ماهو(mahu), ماهو(mau).

VerbEdit

mau

  1. to want, to desire
    Synonym: ingin

Iu MienEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hmong-Mien *mlu̯ɛjH (soft). Cognate with White Hmong mos.

AdjectiveEdit

mau 

  1. soft

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

mau

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まう

KabuverdianuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese mau.

AdjectiveEdit

mau

  1. bad

Related termsEdit


MalayEdit

VerbEdit

mau

  1. (informal, auxiliary) Contraction of mahu.

OccitanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

mau m (feminine singular mala, masculine plural maus, feminine plural malas)

  1. (Gascony) bad
  2. (Gascony) evil

AdverbEdit

mau

  1. (Gascony) bad, badly

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

mau m (plural maus)

  1. (Gascony) evil
  2. (Gascony) illness

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Patric Guilhemjoan, Diccionari elementari occitan-francés francés-occitan (gascon), 2005, Orthez, per noste, 2005, →ISBN, p. 93

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese mao, from Latin malus,[1][2] from Proto-Italic. Cognate with Galician mao and Spanish malo.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mau (feminine , masculine plural maus, feminine plural más)

  1. bad
    Ele é um mau condutor.He is a bad driver.
    Ela tem maus hábitos.She has bad habits.
  2. evil, wicked
    Caim era mau.Cain was evil.
  3. harmful

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Guinea-Bissau Creole: mau
  • Kabuverdianu: mau

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ mau” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2023.
  2. ^ mau” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Rapa NuiEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mau

  1. supreme

Derived termsEdit


SamoanEdit

NounEdit

mau

  1. opinion

Southwestern DinkaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Belanda Bor miyo (tsetse fly).

NounEdit

mau

  1. tsetse fly

ReferencesEdit

  • Dinka-English Dictionary[1], 2005

TahitianEdit

ParticleEdit

mau

  1. plural marker after a noun; many, much

VerbEdit

mau

  1. hold

TernateEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay mahu (to want).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mau

  1. (transitive) to want

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of mau
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st tomau fomau mimau
2nd nomau nimau
3rd Masculine omau imau, yomau
Feminine momau
Neuter imau
- archaic

Alternative formsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tolai mau (banana).

AdjectiveEdit

mau

  1. ripe.

ReferencesEdit

  • SARMENTO, Leila Lauar. Gramática em textos. 2nd edition. São Paulo, Brazil: Moderna, 2005.

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Muong bau (dense, thick), Chut [Cuối Chăm] baw¹ and Arem ubaw ("thick").

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mau (, , , 𣭻, 𨖧, 𫐿, 𫑋)

  1. fast, quick
  2. (in certain phrases and expressions) dense

Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

AdverbEdit

mau (, , , 𣭻, 𨖧, 𫐿, 𫑋)

  1. fast, quickly
    Synonym: nhanh

See alsoEdit


YanomamöEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

mau

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Introducción a la lengua yanomami: morfología (1996), page 104: mau u : agua cln
  • B. Albert, G. Gomez, Saúde Yanomami: um manual etnolingüístico (1997), page 233: māu
  • M. Müller, J. Serowë, B. Manara, Lengua y cultura Yanomami: diccionario ilustrado (2007), pages 175 and 410: maū u; mau u
  • HG 1 [maup], HG 2 [maũ ũ, maaupə] (see also ASJP 1 [maup], ASJP 2 [mau; maup3, using '3' for 'ə'])