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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Hawaiian ʻōʻū

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ou (plural ous)

  1. A probably extinct species of Hawaiian honeycreeper, Psittirostra psittacea.
TranslationsEdit
Further readingEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Afrikaans ou, probably from Dutch ouwe (old man)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ou (plural ous or ouens)

  1. (South Africa, colloquial) A fellow, guy, bloke. [from 20th c.]
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 292:
      “They're the same good and solid ous they'd been before. Because they managed not to think.”

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈuː/, (unstressed) IPA(key): /u/

PronounEdit

ou (third-person singular, genderless)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) he, she, it

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably from ouwe, from Dutch oude

NounEdit

ou (plural ouens or ous)

  1. An old fellow, guy, bloke.

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch ouwe.

AdjectiveEdit

ou

  1. attributive form of oud

Aneme WakeEdit

NounEdit

ou

  1. cloud

AromanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ovum. Compare Daco-Romanian ou.

NounEdit

ou n (plural oauã)

  1. egg

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From a Vulgar Latin *ovō, from Latin ovum.

VerbEdit

ou (past participle uoatã)

  1. Alternative form of oauã I lay an egg (like a hen).

Related termsEdit


BonggiEdit

PronounEdit

ou

  1. I

ReferencesEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal, from Latin ōvum, from Proto-Italic *ōwom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg) Compare Occitan uòu, French œuf, Spanish huevo, Italian uovo, Romanian ou.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ou m (plural ous)

  1. egg

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French ou, from Latin aut.[1]

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ou

  1. or
  2. either
    Ou il est fou ou il est bête - Either he's mad or he's stupid

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Picoche, Jacqueline; Jean-Claude Rolland (2009), “ou”, in Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese ou, from Latin aut.

ConjunctionEdit

ou

  1. or

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from French vous (you)

PronounEdit

ou

  1. you (singular)

HawaiianEdit

PronounEdit

ou

  1. yours, your Second person singular possessive, o-type.

Usage notesEdit

  • Used after negatives, numbers, locative nouns, certain prepositions, and after nouns preceded by an article or a k-determiner.

Related termsEdit


ItalianEdit

InterjectionEdit

ou

  1. (usually impolite) Used to get someone's attention; oi, hey.
    Ou, mi stai ascoltando? - Oi, are you listening to me?

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おう

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

ou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of óu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of òu.

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

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from French vous; compare Haitian Creole ou.

PronounEdit

ou (informal to)

  1. you (second-person singular formal personal pronoun)

See alsoEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

PrepositionEdit

ou

  1. within
    • 15th century, Chronique de Charles VII roi de France par Jean Chartier, Tomé II, edited by Vallet de Viriville. Paris: P. Jannet, 1858, page 18.
      Discord et division ou royaulme de Castile.
      Discord and division within the kingdom of Castile

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French ou, from Latin aut.

ConjunctionEdit

ou

  1. (Guernsey) or

Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin aut.

ConjunctionEdit

ou

  1. or

DescendantsEdit

  • French: ou

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin ubi.

AdverbEdit

ou

  1. where
    • 11th century, La Vie de Saint Alexis, BNF manuscript 19525
      Dona as povres ou qu'il les pout trouver
      He gave to the poor wherever he could find them

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French:

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese ou, from Latin aut.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ou

  1. or (connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true)
    Escolhe a opção um ou a opção dois.
    Choose option one or option two.
  2. or (connects two equivalent names)
    Mianmar, ou Birmânia, fica na Ásia.
    Myanmar, or Burma, is located in Asia.

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:ou.

SynonymsEdit

  • (connects equivalent names): também

ConjunctionEdit

ou … ou

  1. eitheror

NounEdit

ou m (plural ous)

  1. (logic) inclusive or (connective which yields true when at least one of the predicates is true)

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:ou.

Derived termsEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ōvum, from Proto-Italic *ōwom, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ou n (plural ouă)

  1. egg
  2. (slang, usually plural, referring to the testicles) ball(s)

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


SardinianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ovum. Compare Italian uovo, Catalan ou.

NounEdit

ou

  1. (Campidanese) egg

Saterland FrisianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian of, af, from Proto-Germanic *ab (off, away). More at off.

PrepositionEdit

ou

  1. off; away

SicilianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ovum (egg).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔhu/
  • Hyphenation: o‧u

NounEdit

ou m (plural ova)

  1. egg

SuenaEdit

NounEdit

ou

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Transnewguinea.org, citing McElhanon and Voorhoeve (1970), Smallhorn (2011) and Wilson (1969)

TonganEdit

ZiaEdit

NounEdit

ou

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Transnewguinea.org, citing McElhanon and Voorhoeve (1970), Smallhorn (2011) and Wilson (1969)