See also: Tao, tāo, táo, tǎo, tào, tão, tạo, and TAO

EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


Bikol CentralEdit

VerbEdit

taó

  1. to give

ButuanonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau.

NounEdit

tao

  1. person; human

FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑoˣ/, [ˈt̪ɑo̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑo
  • Syllabification: ta‧o

VerbEdit

tao

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Chinese (dào).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑo/, [ˈt̪ɑo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑo
  • Syllabification: 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
Possessive forms of tao (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person taoni taomme
2nd person taosi taonne
3rd person taonsa

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

NounEdit

tao m (plural taos)

  1. (philosophy) Tao

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒoː]
  • Hyphenation: tao
  • Rhymes: -oː

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Mandarin (dào, way, path).

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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
taóé taóké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
taóéi taókéi
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

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation from the name of the act[1] on társasági adó és osztalékadó (corporate tax and dividend tax).

NounEdit

tao

  1. Acronym of társasági adó és osztalékadó.
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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
taóé taóké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
taóéi taókéi
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

ReferencesEdit


IlocanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau.

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/
  • Rhymes: -ao
  • Hyphenation: tà‧o

NounEdit

tao m (invariable)

  1. (philosophy) Tao

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


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

SwahiliEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

tao (ma class, plural matao)

  1. arch

TagalogEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From tawo, 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

Related termsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

taó

  1. (archaic) mortal

VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (North Central Vietnam) tau

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *soː (I; me).

There are 1st person single pronouns in Northern Austroasiatic branches with back vocalism and null-initial such as Mang ʔuː⁴, Khmu [Cuang] ʔoʔ, Riang [Sak] ʔoʔ¹, Pnar o. However, the only case of competing *s- vs. null-onset in Vietic is Proto-Vietic *suh ~ *ʔuh (nest), which gave rise to Vietnamese tổ and respectively.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

tao (, , 𠋺)

  1. (impolite, familiar, disrepectful or hostile) I/me
    Antonyms: mày, mi

YamiEdit

NounEdit

tao

  1. person; human