tao

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin (dào; Wade-Giles tao, “way, path”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tao ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Taoism) The essential principle underlying existence; ultimate reality.
  2. (Confucianism) The way or path to be followed.

TranslationsEdit

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FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑoˣ/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧o

VerbEdit

tao

  1. Indicative present connegative form of takoa.
  2. Second person singular imperative present form of takoa.
  3. Second person singular imperative present connegative form of takoa.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑo/
  • 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

AnagramsEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic ‎(dào, way, path).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tao

  1. tao

Derived termsEdit


IlocanoEdit

NounEdit

tao

  1. person
  2. human

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

tao

  1. rōmaji reading of たお

MalagasyEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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

PronunciationEdit

  • tah'-oh

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Tagalog ᜆᜂ ‎(tao), from Old Tagalog ᜆᜏᜓ ‎(tawu).

NounEdit

tao

  1. person
  2. human

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *soː

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

tao ‎(, , 𠋺)

  1. (informal, familiar) I; me (used to indicate a position superior to that of the person being addressed; reciprocal word – mày)

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