See also: Mou, MOU, MoU, móu, mòu, mōu, mǒu, and mᵒū

English

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Etymology

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From Cantonese (mou5).

Particle

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mou

  1. (Malaysia, Singapore, colloquial) Sentence-final particle, forms a tag question.
    Kopitiam mou?Do you want to go to the coffee shop?
    Day trip mou?Do you want to go on a day trip?
    Hiking tomorrow. Onz mou?I/We are going on a hike tomorrow. Are you coming?

Afrikaans

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Etymology

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

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mou (plural moue)

  1. sleeve

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Aiwoo

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Adjective

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mou

  1. dark grue (dark green, dark blue)

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Asturian

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Etymology

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From Latin modus.

Noun

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mou m (plural moos)

  1. way; manner
  2. result

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Catalan

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Verb

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mou

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

Czech

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mou

  1. accusative/instrumental feminine singular of můj

French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old French mol, inherited from Latin mollem.

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

  1. soft, pliable
  2. (informal) pansy, spineless

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Noun

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mou m (plural mous)

  1. lungs, lights (of a slaughtered animal)

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Italian

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Etymology

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Derived from French caramel mou (soft caramel).[1] Attested since 1942.[2] Doublet of molle.

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Noun

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mou m or f

  1. toffee (soft candy made from milk and caramelized sugar)

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mou (invariable)

  1. made of toffee

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Mandarin

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Romanization

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mou

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

Usage notes

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  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Old Irish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Remodelled from the superlative moäm on the analogy with regular adjectives.

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Adjective

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moü

  1. comparative degree of mór

Mutation

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Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
moü
also mmoü after a proclitic
moü
pronounced with /β̃(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

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  • Kim McCone (1994) “An tSean-Ghaeilge agus a Réamhstair”, in K. McCone, D. McManus, C. Ó Háinle, N. Williams, L. Breatnach, editors, Stair na Gaeilge: in ómós do P[h]ádraig Ó Fiannachta (in Irish), Maynooth: Roinn na Sean-Ghaeilge, Coláiste Phádraig, →ISBN, §20.3, page 125:
    Síolraíonn SG brc. ‘níos mó’ (gnáthfhoirm Wb.) go díreach ó *máu (11.3-4) < *māūh < *mā(y)ūs (> Briot. *mōīh > MB mwy) […]. D’imoibrigh bun-, breis agus sár-chéim ar a chéile i ré na Sean-Ghaeilge: m.sh., […] brc. móa (Wb.) faoi thionchar leithéide oa ‘níos óige’ thuas, agus brc. mou (gnáthfhoirm Ml.) ar bhonn src. moam de réir an ghaoil idir brc. córu ‘níos córa’, src. córam ‘is córa’ (cf. 3.7) agus mar sin de san aicme rialta.

Old Occitan

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Verb

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mou

  1. third-person singular present indicative of mover

Ternate

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Etymology

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Cognate with West Makian mou (mute).

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mou

  1. (stative) to be mute

Conjugation

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Conjugation of mou
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st tomou fomou mimou
2nd nomou nimou
3rd Masculine omou imou, yomou
Feminine momou
Neuter imou
- archaic

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

West Makian

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Etymology

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Cognate with Ternate mou (mute).

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Verb

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mou

  1. (stative) to be mute

Conjugation

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Conjugation of mou (stative verb)
singular plural
inclusive exclusive
1st person timou mimou amou
2nd person nimou fimou
3rd person inanimate imou dimou
animate mamou
imperative —, mou —, mou

References

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  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[1], Pacific linguistics (as mow)

Western Cham

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Elision of lemou related to Malay lembu

Noun

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mou

  1. cow

Zhuang

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Etymology

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

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mou (classifier duz, Sawndip forms 𭸘 or 𭸙 or 𤝖 or or 𭸲, 1957–1982 spelling mou)

  1. pig

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