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EtymologyEdit

From the Wade-Giles romanization of Chinese (Dào, literally the Way).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

tao

  1. (Chinese philosophy) Alternative letter-case form of Tao: the way of nature, or way to live one's life.

NounEdit

tao (usually uncountable, plural taos)

  1. (by extension) The art or skill of doing something in harmony with the essential nature of the thing.
    Synonym: zen
    the tao of archery
  2. (historical, obsolete) Synonym of circuit: various administrative divisions of imperial and early Republican China.

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FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑoˣ/, [ˈt̪ɑo̞(ʔ)]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧o

VerbEdit

tao

  1. inflection of takoa:
    1. indicative present connegative
    2. second-person singular imperative present/present connegative

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑo/, [ˈt̪ɑo̞]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧o

NounEdit

tao

  1. tao
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of tao (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative tao
genitive taon
partitive taoa
illative taoon
singular plural
nominative tao
accusative nom. tao
gen. taon
genitive taon
partitive taoa
inessive taossa
elative taosta
illative taoon
adessive taolla
ablative taolta
allative taolle
essive taona
translative taoksi
instructive
abessive taotta
comitative

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Mandarin (dào, way, path).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒo]
  • Hyphenation: tao

NounEdit

tao

  1. tao

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of tao
singular plural
nominative tao taók
accusative taót taókat
dative taónak taóknak
instrumental taóval taókkal
causal-final taóért taókért
translative taóvá taókká
terminative taóig taókig
essive-formal taoként taókként
essive-modal
inessive taóban taókban
superessive taón taókon
adessive taónál taóknál
illative taóba taókba
sublative taóra taókra
allative taóhoz taókhoz
elative taóból taókból
delative taóról taókról
ablative taótól taóktól
Possessive forms of tao
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. taóm taóim
2nd person sing. taód taóid
3rd person sing. taója taói
1st person plural taónk taóink
2nd person plural taótok taóitok
3rd person plural taójuk taóik

Derived termsEdit


IlocanoEdit

NounEdit

tao

  1. person
  2. human

ItalianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Wade-Giles romanization of Chinese (Dào, literally the Way) or (dào, "circuit")

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.o/, [ˈt̪äːo]
  • Rhymes: -ao
  • Hyphenation: tà‧o

NounEdit

tao m (invariable)

  1. (philosophy) Tao

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

tao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たお

MalagasyEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuq. Compare Indonesian taruh.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tao

  1. act, action
  2. preparation

VerbEdit

tao

  1. to do
  2. to prepare, arm, take precautions

Related termsEdit

Focus (Voice)
Agent
(Active)
man-form: manao
mi-form: mitao
om-form: --
Patient
(Passive)
--
alternate: --
a-form: atao
voa-form: voatao
tafa-form: --
Goal
(Relative)
an-form: anaovana
i-form: itaovana

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

tao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of táo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tào.

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

tao

  1. spear

SamoanEdit

NounEdit

tao

  1. spear

TagalogEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Tagalog ᜆᜂ (tao), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau, from Proto-Austronesian *Cau. Cognate with Thao caw, Ilocano tao, Cebuano tawo, and Motu tau.

Pronunciation 1Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.ʔo/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧o

NounEdit

tao

  1. human, human being, person, man
  2. one of the faces of a coin
    Synonym: tihaya
  3. husband
  4. a person left alone in a place as a guard or caretaker
    Synonyms: bantay, tanod

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Derived termsEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

taó

  1. (archaic) mortal

VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *soː (I; me).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

tao (, , 𠋺)

  1. (informal, familiar or self-conceited) I; me (used to indicate a position superior to that of the person being addressed; corresponds to the second person pronoun mày)

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YamiEdit

NounEdit

tao

  1. person; human