See also: Pou, póu, pòu, põu, pōu, pǒu, pɔu, po'u, and POU

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch pauw.

NounEdit

pou (plural poue, diminutive poutjie)

  1. peacock

Derived termsEdit


AmanabEdit

NounEdit

pou

  1. a kind of snake

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a variant of Old Occitan [Term?] (compare Occitan potz), from Latin puteus (compare French puits, Spanish pozo). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *paw- (to strike). Attested from 1272.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pou m (plural pous)

  1. well (a hole sunk into the ground as a source of water, oil, natural gas or other fluids)
  2. (figuratively) well (a source of supply)
    • 2020 August 11, Mònica Planas Callol, “Secrets i prejudicis a l’americana [American-style secrets and prejudices]”, in Ara[1]:
      La sèrie provoca una angoixa creixent en l’espectador per la tendència dels personatges a amagar les seves ferides en comptes de guarir-les, i això es converteix en un pou de malentesos i conflictes que es van acumulant.
      The show causes a growing anxiety in the viewer because of the characters' tendency to hide their wounds instead of healing them, and that becomes a well of misunderstandings and conflicts that build up over time.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “pou” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

Further readingEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French pouil, peouil, püil, from Late Latin peduclus < peduculus, variant of Latin pēdīculus, from pēdis, from Proto-Indo-European *pezd-. The singular is a back-formation from the plural (see also genou with the same development).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pou m (plural poux)

  1. louse; head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis)

Usage notesEdit

Only seven words in French ending in -ou have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou.

Derived termsEdit

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Further readingEdit


Haitian CreoleEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French pour (for).

PrepositionEdit

pou

  1. for
    • 2019 March 19, “Rankont ann Itali ant Anvwaye Espesyal Etazini ak Larisi sou Kriz Venezuela a”, in Lavwadlamerik[2]:
      Anvwaye espesyal Etazini pou Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, ak vis-minis afè etranjè Larisi, Sergei Ryabkov, ap fè reyinyon nan vil Wòm ann Itali pou yo pale sou “sityasyon Venezuela kap agrave.”
      American Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams and Russian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov are meeting in the city of Rome, Italy to speak about "the worsening situation in Venezuela."

Etymology 2Edit

From French pou (louse).

NounEdit

pou

  1. louse

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

pou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of pōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of póu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of pǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of pòu.

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.

MaoriEdit

NounEdit

pou

  1. pillar

Mauritian CreoleEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • pu

EtymologyEdit

From French pour. Compare Haitian Creole pou.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

pou

  1. for

VerbEdit

pou (medial form pou)

  1. (auxiliary) Used to indicate future tense.

Related termsEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French poi.

AdverbEdit

pou

  1. little (not much, not a lot)

DescendantsEdit

  • French: peu

Old FrenchEdit

AdverbEdit

pou

  1. Alternative form of poi

Tulu-BohuaiEdit

NounEdit

pou

  1. pig

Further readingEdit

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)