See also: tāo, táo, tǎo, tào, and tạo

EnglishEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic (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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AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈt̪ɑ.oˣ]
  • 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): [ˈt̪ɑ.o]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧o

NounEdit

tao

  1. tao
DeclensionEdit

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. Compare Indonesian taruh

VerbEdit

tao

  1. to do
  2. to 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

NounEdit

tao

  1. person
  2. human

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /taːw˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /taːw˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /taːw˧˥/

PronounEdit

tao

  1. I, me
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