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AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch nauw.

Adjective 2Edit

nou (attributive noue, comparative nouer, superlative nouste)

  1. narrow

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch nou

AdverbEdit

nou

  1. now

AragoneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin novem, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

NumeralEdit

nou

  1. (cardinal) nine

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin novus. Compare Daco-Romanian nou.

AdjectiveEdit

nou m (feminine noauã, masculine plural noi, feminine plural noauã or nali/nale)

  1. new

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Provençal (compare Occitan nòu), from Latin novus (compare French nouveau, Spanish nuevo), from Proto-Italic *nowos, from Proto-Indo-European *néwos.

AdjectiveEdit

nou (feminine nova, masculine plural nous, feminine plural noves)

  1. new

Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Provençal nou, from Latin novem (nine), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

NumeralEdit

Catalan cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : nou
    Ordinal : novè
    Multiplier : nònuple
Catalan Wikipedia article on nou

nou m, f

  1. (cardinal) nine

NounEdit

nou m (plural nous)

  1. nine

Etymology 3Edit

From a variant of Old Provençal (compare Occitan notz), from Latin nux, nucem (compare French noix, Spanish nuez), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *knew-.

NounEdit

nou f (plural nous)

  1. nut, as the fruit of a tree

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

nou

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

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch nou, a variant of nu, from Old Dutch *nu, from Proto-Germanic *nu.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nou

  1. now; alternative form of nu
    Wat is er nou weer dan?
    What is it now?
  2. come on; modal particle indicating a certain degree of urgency or impatience on behalf of the speaker.
    Ga nou! Straks kom je nog te laat!
    Come on and get going! Or you'll be late!

InterjectionEdit

nou

  1. so, well; when pressing someone
    Nou, vertel me de waarheid dan!
    So tell me the truth then!
  2. well; indicates a certain degree of doubt.
    Nou, ik weet het nog niet zo zeker.
    Well, I'm not so sure about that.
  3. wow; indicates amazement or surprise.
    Nou, het waait toch wel hard hoor!
    Wow, it's still pretty windy!

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French nous (we), from Latin nos (we)

PronounEdit

nou

  1. we
  2. us
  3. you pl

HawaiianEdit

PronounEdit

nou

  1. yours, for you (second person singular)

Usage notesEdit

  • Applied to o-type possessions.

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

nou

  1. (transitive) to throw, pitch

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

nou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nóu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nòu.

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

EtymologyEdit

From French nous.

PronounEdit

nou

  1. we; us (first-person plural personal pronoun)

See alsoEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin novus, from Proto-Italic *nowos, from Proto-Indo-European *néwos.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nou m, n (feminine singular nouă, plural noi)

  1. new

DeclensionEdit

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

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SardinianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin novus. Compare Catalan nou, Italian nuovo.

AdjectiveEdit

nou

  1. (Campidanese) new