See also: nou, nóu, nòu, noû, nǒu, and no'u

EstonianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Finnic *neuvo. Cognate with Finnish neuvo and Votic nõvvo.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

nõu (genitive nõu, partitive nõu)

  1. advice, counsel
  2. plan, idea
DeclensionEdit

Note that the partitive singular is irregular for the koi type.

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Etymology 2Edit

The word nõu "advice" has historically also meant "tool, instrument" (see abinõu). The meaning "container" thus derives from "instrument of storage".

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NounEdit

nõu (genitive nõu, partitive nõud)

  1. receptacle, container, vessel
  2. dish, utensil
DeclensionEdit

Note that the partitive singular is irregular. However, the non-normative partitive singular form nõud (regular for the koi type) is also commonly used (which is not the case for the homonym nõu (advice)).

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