See also: Tau, TAU, tàu, Tàu, tãu, tău, taʻu, ta'u, täü, and тау

EnglishEdit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

sigma
  
upsilon
Τ τ
Ancient Greek: ταῦ
Wikipedia article on tau
 
When a circle's radius is 1 unit, its circumference is τ units.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ταῦ (taû). The physics sense was coined by American physicist Martin Perl.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /taʊ/, /tɔː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊ, -ɔː

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 Saint Anthony's cross, sometimes regarded 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. (finance) A measurement of the sensitivity of the value of an option to changes in the implied volatility of the price of the underlying asset.
  7. (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 or 2π.

SynonymsEdit

  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): kappa, vega

HypernymsEdit

  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): Greeks (includes list of coordinate terms)

Coordinate termsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


'Are'areEdit

VerbEdit

tau

  1. to give

ReferencesEdit


CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tau n

  1. tau (Greek letter)

Further readingEdit

  • tau in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • tau in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ταῦ (taû).

Greek letter
Ττ Previous: sigma
Next: ypsilon
 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑu̯/, [ˈt̪ɑu̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑu
  • Syllabification: tau

NounEdit

tau

  1. tau (Greek letter)
  2. tauon, tau (elementary particle)

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
Possessive forms of tau (type rosé)
possessor singular plural
1st person tauni taumme
2nd person tausi taunne
3rd person taunsa

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tau m (plural tau or taus)

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

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • to (in some dialects)

EtymologyEdit

Middle Low German .

PrepositionEdit

tau

  1. (in some dialects) to

Derived termsEdit


HuicholEdit

NounEdit

tau

  1. sun

HungarianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ταῦ (taû).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒu]
  • Hyphenation: tau
  • Rhymes: -u

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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
taué tauké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tauéi taukéi
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

DeclensionEdit


IndonesianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ta.ʊ/
  • Hyphenation: ta.u

VerbEdit

tau

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tahu.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tau

  1. the Greek letter tau (Τ or τ)

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

NounEdit

 
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tau m or f (invariable)

  1. tau (Greek letter)

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

tau

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たう

KamberaEdit

VerbEdit

tau

  1. person
    na tau na pa-hi dà-nggu
    the person that I cried with

ReferencesEdit

  • Marian Klamer (1998) A Grammar of Kambera, Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 328

KapampanganEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Austronesian *Cau

NounEdit

tau

  1. person
  2. human

LithuanianEdit

PronounEdit

tau

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

MalayEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Malayic *tahu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Chamic, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqu, from Proto-Austronesian *Caqu.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tau

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tahu.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English tau, from Ancient Greek ταῦ (taû).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tau (Jawi spelling تاو‎, plural tau-tau, informal 1st possessive tauku, impolite 2nd possessive taumu, 3rd possessive taunya)

  1. the Greek letter tau (Τ or τ)

Further readingEdit


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, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuq.

VerbEdit

tau

  1. to settle

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqu, from Proto-Austronesian *Caqu.

NounEdit

tau (used in the form mātau)

  1. knowledge

VerbEdit

tau (used in the form mātau)

  1. (stative) to know

ReferencesEdit

  • tau” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of tau – see (“home; nearby”).
(This character, tau, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

MinangkabauEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *tahu(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Chamic, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqu, from Proto-Austronesian *Caqu.

VerbEdit

tau

  1. to know

NiueanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

tau

  1. year

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuŋ.

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.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /tau/

NumeralEdit

tau

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

Coordinate termsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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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)
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

tau

  1. imperative of taue

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology 1Edit

From earlier and Old Norse tog (rope), from Proto-Germanic *taugō.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. a rope
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

 
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Wikipedia nn

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ταῦ (taû).

NounEdit

tau m (definite singular tauen, indefinite plural tauar, definite plural tauane)

  1. tau: 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. (physics) tau lepton

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin talis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tau m (feminine singular tala, masculine plural taus, feminine plural talas)

  1. (Gascony, Provençal, Limousin, Vivaro-alpine, Auvergne) such

Dialectal variantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tau m (plural taus)

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

SothoEdit

NounEdit

tau 9 or 10 (plural ditau)

  1. lion

DescendantsEdit

  • Phuthi: idawû

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtau/, [ˈt̪au̯]

NounEdit

tau f (plural taus)

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

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit


TahitianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tau

  1. some

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


TausugEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau.

NounEdit

tau

  1. person
  2. human

Derived termsEdit


TernateEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tau

  1. to pull

ReferencesEdit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

TetumEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuq, compare Maori tau and Indonesian taruh.

VerbEdit

tau

  1. to put, to place

Tocharian BEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese (MC təuX).[1]

NounEdit

tau ? sg (irregular plural towä or tom or taum)

  1. a dry measure, roughly equivalent to ten quarts or 1.25 pecks

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adams, Douglas Q. (1999), “tau”, in A dictionary of Tocharian B (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, →ISBN

TokelauanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *te-qa-u.

DeterminerEdit

tau

  1. (alienable, definite) thy, your
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *taqu. Cognates include Hawaiian kau and Samoan tau.

NounEdit

tau

  1. season
  2. weather
  3. climate

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau. Cognates include Tongan tou and Samoan tau.

VerbEdit

tau

  1. (transitive) to pick
Usage notesEdit
  • tau is used to refer to flowers and fruits, with the exception of the coconut and pandanus.

Etymology 4Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau. Cognates include Tongan tau and Samoan tau.

VerbEdit

tau

  1. (intransitive) to fight; to quarrel
  2. (intransitive) to compete

Etymology 5Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau. Cognates include Maori tau and Samoan tau.

VerbEdit

tau (plural tatau)

  1. (intransitive) to hit
  2. (intransitive) to land
  3. (intransitive) to arrive
  4. (intransitive) to anchor
  5. (intransitive, of fish) to settle down

Etymology 6Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau. Cognates include Tuvaluan tau and Samoan tau.

VerbEdit

tau

  1. (transitive, of months) to count

Etymology 7Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau. Cognates include Rapa tau and Samoan tau.

NounEdit

tau

  1. The point where the keel meets the stern of the canoe.

Etymology 8Edit

NounEdit

tau

  1. Fresh nest fern leaves, used to cover a traditional oven.

Etymology 9Edit

ParticleEdit

tau

  1. Used to indicate the exclusiveness of the following noun or pronoun; just, only, merely

Etymology 10Edit

ParticleEdit

tau

  1. Used to indicate the focus lies on the following noun; concerning, regarding

Etymology 11Edit

ParticleEdit

tau

  1. Used to indicate that the action of the following verb is beginning; starting to; beginning to

Etymology 12Edit

VerbEdit

tau

  1. Only used in tau ma (to be fed up with)

ReferencesEdit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 342

TonganEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *tau, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuŋ.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tau

  1. fight

TswanaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tau 9/10 (plural ditau)

  1. lion

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

tau

  1. Central Vietnam form of tao (I/me)

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tau

  1. (literary) third-person singular present indicative/future of tewi

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tau dau nhau thau
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

White HmongEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hmong *təuk, from Old Chinese (OC *tɯːɡ).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tau

  1. to get, gain, obtain
  2. (used preverbally) perfective action marker
    Kuv tsis tau ua.I didn't do that.
  3. (used postverbally) potential mood marker
    Ua tau.May be done.

ReferencesEdit

  • Heimbach, Ernest E. (1979) White Hmong — English Dictionary[2], SEAP Publications, →ISBN.
  • Ratliff, Martha (2010) Hmong-Mien Language History (Studies in Language Change; 8), Camberra, Australia: Pacific Linguistics, →ISBN.