See also: tau, Tau, Tàu, tãu, tău, ta'u, and täü



Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .


(classifier con, chiếc) tàu

  1. vehicle or craft, usually large, designed for navigation in or on water, in air, on rails, or through outer space
    1. Short for tàu thuỷ (ship (on water)).
    2. Short for tàu vũ trụ (spaceship).
      tàu Con Thoithe Space Shuttle
    3. Short for tàu hoả (train).
      say tàutrainsick
    4. Short for tàu ngầm (submarine).
      tàu Nautilusthe Nautilus

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)


tàu (𬟠 - , )

  1. a large leaf
    • Sâu đầu đen gây hại làm tàu dừa cháy khô từ những lá già bên dưới.
      The Coconut black-headed caterpillar harmfully makes the coconut tree's large leaves dry-out from the older leaves underneath.

Etymology 3Edit

See Tàu.


tàu ()

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Tàu (Chinese)
Usage notesEdit

Except in common compound words such as táo tàu, the capitalized spelling Tàu is used. Note, however, that Tàu, particularly người Tàu, may be considered derogatory.

Derived termsEdit