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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch mouw, from Middle Dutch mouwe, from Old Dutch *mouwa, *mōwa, from Frankish *mauwa, from Proto-Germanic *mawwō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mou (plural moue)

  1. sleeve

Derived termsEdit


AiwooEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mou

  1. dark grue (dark green, dark blue)

ReferencesEdit


AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin modus.

NounEdit

mou m (plural moos)

  1. way; manner
  2. result

Derived termsEdit


CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mou

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of moure
  2. second-person singular imperative form of moure

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French mol, inherited from Latin mollis, mollem, from earlier *molduis, from Proto-Indo-European *(h₂)moldus (soft, weak), from *mel- (soft, weak, tender).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mu/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

mou (masculine singular before vowel mol, feminine singular molle, masculine plural mous, feminine plural molles)

  1. soft, pliable
  2. (informal) pansy, spineless
    Quelle bande de couilles molles!
    What a bunch of pansy (ass) wimps!

NounEdit

mou m (plural mous)

  1. lungs, lights (of a slaughtered animal)

Further readingEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

mou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of mōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of móu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of mǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of mòu.

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.

Old OccitanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mou

  1. third-person singular present indicative of mover

ZhuangEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *ʰmuːᴬ (pig). Cognate with Thai หมู (mǔu), Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᨾᩪ, Lao ໝູ (), ᦖᦴ (ṁuu), Tai Dam ꪢꪴ, Tai Nüa ᥛᥧᥴ (mu1), Shan မူ (mǔu), Ahom 𑜉𑜥 (muu), Bouyei mul, Saek หมู่.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mou (old orthography mou, Sawndip forms 𭸘, 𭸙, 𤝖, , 𭸲, classifier duz)

  1. pig

Derived termsEdit