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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sao in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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
    Sao nó bảo không đến?Why did he say he wouldn’t come?
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit
Vietnamese demonstratives
Laurence Thompson (1965), Vietnamese Grammar
Unspecified Close to the
speaker or
newly introduced
Remote,
already identified
PLACE
đ- (first register)
đâu
‘wherever’
đây
‘here’
đấy
‘there’
REFERENCE
n- (second register)
nào
‘whichever’
này
‘this’
nọ
‘that’
PROPORTION
b- (first register)
bao
‘to whatever extent’
bây
‘to this extent’
bấy
‘to that extent’
MANNER
s- (first register)
v- (second register)
sao
‘however’
vầy
‘this way’
vậy
‘that way’
Nguyễn Phú Phong (1992), “Vietnamese Demonstratives Revisited”
D
(Indefinite)
D1
(Proximal)
D2
(Medial)
D3
(Distal)
+NOM(inal) đâu
place-what
đây
place-this
đấy
place-that1
±NOM(inal) đó
(place-)that1
kia
(place-)that2
–NOM(inal) nào
what
nầy
this
nấy/ấy
that1
nọ
that2

AdjectiveEdit

sao

  1. problematic, bad
    sao lắm không?Is it very bad?
    Không sao đâu.No problem.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Vietnamese ſao, from Proto-Vietic *k-raːw. Cognate with Muong khao.

It is a semantic loan from English star, in the senses of “celebrity; actor”.

NounEdit

(classifier , ngôi) sao (𣋀, 𣇟, 𤚧)

  1. star (luminous celestial body)
  2. asterisk
  3. star (celebrity)
  4. star (actor)
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit