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EnglishEdit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

sigma
  
upsilon
Τ τ
Ancient Greek: ταῦ
Wikipedia article on tau

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ταῦ (taû).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tau (plural taus)

  1. The letter Τ/τ in the Greek, Hebrew and ancient Semitic alphabets, being the nineteenth letter of the Classical and Modern Greek, the twenty-first letter of Old and Ancient Greek.
  2. A Τ-shaped sign or structure; a St. Anthony's cross, sometimes considered as a sacred symbol.
    • 1658: Nor shall we take in the mysticall Tau, or the Crosse of our blessed Saviour, which having in some descriptions an Empedon or crossing foot-stay, made not one single transversion. — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 168)
  3. (physics, dated) A tau meson, now usually known as a kaon.
  4. (physics) An unstable heavy lepton, which decays into a muon or electron; a tauon.
  5. (biology) Tau protein, a type of protein that stabilizes microtubules in the human central nervous system, failures of which are associated with forms of dementia.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 263:
      Quite what that job is remains obscure, but one theory is that it is to stabilise another protein called tau, which is supposed in turn to keep in shape the tubular ‘skeleton’ of a neuron.
  6. (mathematics, neologism) An irrational and transcendental constant representing the ratio of the circumference of a Euclidean circle to its radius, approximately 6.2831853071; equal to twice the value of pi. Often written τ.

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CatalanEdit

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NounEdit

tau f (plural taus)

  1. Tau; the Greek letter Τ (lowercase τ).
  2. Tav; the Hebrew letter ת.
  3. (religion) A tau cross.

CzechEdit

NounEdit

tau n

  1. tau

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ταῦ (taû).

Greek letter
Ττ
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑu̯/
  • Hyphenation: tau

NounEdit

tau

  1. tau

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of tau (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative tau taut
genitive taun tauiden
tauitten
partitive tauta tauita
illative tauhun tauihin
singular plural
nominative tau taut
accusative nom. tau taut
gen. taun
genitive taun tauiden
tauitten
partitive tauta tauita
inessive taussa tauissa
elative tausta tauista
illative tauhun tauihin
adessive taulla tauilla
ablative taulta tauilta
allative taulle tauille
essive tauna tauina
translative tauksi tauiksi
instructive tauin
abessive tautta tauitta
comitative tauineen

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tau m (plural tau)

  1. tau (Greek letter)
  2. (physics) tau, tauon

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HungarianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ταῦ (taû).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒu]
  • Hyphenation: tau

NounEdit

tau (plural tauk)

  1. tau (Greek letter)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tau tauk
accusative taut taukat
dative taunak tauknak
instrumental tauval taukkal
causal-final tauért taukért
translative tauvá taukká
terminative tauig taukig
essive-formal tauként taukként
essive-modal
inessive tauban taukban
superessive taun taukon
adessive taunál tauknál
illative tauba taukba
sublative taura taukra
allative tauhoz taukhoz
elative tauból taukból
delative tauról taukról
ablative tautól tauktól
Possessive forms of tau
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. taum tauim
2nd person sing. taud tauid
3rd person sing. tauja taui
1st person plural taunk tauink
2nd person plural tautok tauitok
3rd person plural taujuk tauik

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Danish tøj.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tau n (genitive singular taus, no plural)

  1. fabric
  2. clothing

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

 
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tau m, f (invariable)

  1. tau (Greek letter)

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

tau

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たう

KapampanganEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Austronesian *Cau

NounEdit

tau

  1. person
  2. human

LithuanianEdit

PronounEdit

tau

  1. (second-person singular) dative form of tu.

LojbanEdit

PronunciationEdit

CmavoEdit

tau

  1. indicates that the next letter's case is flipped when spelling a word
    .abu ry. tau xy. .ibu vy.
    a-r-X-i-v

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RafsiEdit

tau

  1. rafsi of tanru (meaning).

MaoriEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *taqu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqun.

NounEdit

tau

  1. year (time it takes for the Earth to complete one revolution of the Sun)
  2. year (time it takes for any planetary body to make one revolution around another body)
  3. year (a period between set dates that mark a year)
  4. year (scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity)
  5. year (Julian year)
  6. year (level or grade at school or college)

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau (compare Hawaiian kau, Niuean tau, Tongan tau), from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuq (compare Indonesian taruh, Malagasy tao, Malay taruh).

VerbEdit

tau

  1. to settle

NiueanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *taqu, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqun.

NounEdit

tau

  1. year (time it takes for the Earth to complete one revolution of the Sun)
  2. year (time it takes for any planetary body to make one revolution around another body)
  3. year (a period between set dates that mark a year)
  4. year (scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity)
  5. year (Julian year)
  6. year (level or grade at school or college)

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau (compare Hawaiian kau, Maori tau, Tongan tau), from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuq (compare Indonesian taruh, Malagasy tao, Malay taruh).

VerbEdit

tau

  1. fight

North FrisianEdit

North Frisian cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : tau
    Ordinal : öler

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian twā. Compare Mooring North Frisian twäär, tou.

NumeralEdit

tau

  1. (Föhr-Amrum, Heligoland, Sylt) two

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse tog (rope)

NounEdit

tau n (definite singular tauet, indefinite plural tau, definite plural taua or tauene)

  1. a rope
  2. (physics) tau lepton
  3. tau (Greek letter)
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

tau

  1. imperative of taue

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tog (rope)

NounEdit

tau n (definite singular tauet, indefinite plural tau, definite plural taua)

  1. a rope
  2. (physics) tau lepton
  3. tau (Greek letter)

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

tau m (plural taus)

  1. tau (name of the Greek letter Τ, τ)

SothoEdit

NounEdit

tau

  1. lion

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

tau f (plural taus)

  1. tau; the Greek letter Τ, τ
  2. tauon (elementary particle)

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TahitianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tau

  1. some

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TonganEdit

TswanaEdit

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NounEdit

tau class 9/10 (plural ditau)

  1. lion