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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

pao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of パオ

KaraoEdit

NounEdit

pao

  1. edible type of fern found near water

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

pao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of pāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of páo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of pǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of pào.

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 PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pālus, from Proto-Italic *pākslos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-slos, from *peh₂ǵ-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pao m

  1. stick, stake

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

pao m (plural paos)

  1. Obsolete spelling of pau

SwahiliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese paus.

NounEdit

pao (n class, plural pao)

  1. clubs (suit of cards)
    Synonyms: karanga, mavi ya mbuzi

AdjectiveEdit

pao

  1. Pa class inflected form of -ao.

See alsoEdit

Suits in Swahili · ng'anda (see also: karata, karata za kucheza) (layout · text)
       
makopa uru shupaza, majembe pau, pao, karanga, mavi ya mbuzi

TahitianEdit

VerbEdit

pao

  1. dig