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See also: sáo, sāo, sǎo, sào, são, São, sảo, sạo, and sao᷄

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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

sao (plural saos)

  1. Any marine annelid of the genus Hyalinæcia, especially H. tubicola of Europe, which inhabits a transparent movable tube resembling a quill in color and texture.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

sao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さお

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

sao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǎo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sào.

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.

TagalogEdit

NounEdit

saó

  1. (nautical) mooring cable or chains; cable for mooring ships to the pier when at anchor

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Vietnamese ſao

AdverbEdit

sao (, , 𡫡)

  1. why
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Vietnamese ſao, from Proto-Vietic *k-raːw

NounEdit

(classifier , ngôi) sao (𣋀, 𣇟, 𤚧)

  1. star
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit