See also: tou-, tóu, tòu, toû, tōu, tǒu, to'u, and toʻu

'Are'areEdit

NounEdit

tou

  1. heart

ReferencesEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch touw, from Middle Dutch touwe, from Old Dutch *tou, from Proto-Germanic *tawwą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tou (plural toue, diminutive toutjie)

  1. (countable) A rope.
  2. (uncountable) Rope.

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tōtus. Compare Catalan tot, French tout, Italian tutto, Portuguese todo, Romanian tot.

DeterminerEdit

tou m (feminine toa, neuter too, masculine plural toos, feminine plural toes)

  1. all

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tōfus (tuff).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tou (feminine tova, masculine plural tous, feminine plural toves)

  1. soft
    Antonym: dur

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


HawaiianEdit

DeterminerEdit

tou

  1. Niʻihau form of kou (your)
    O wai tou inoa?
    What is your name?

HlaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hlai *tʰu: (seven), from Pre-Hlai *tu: (Norquest, 2015).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Standard Hlai) IPA(key): /tʰou˥˧/

NumeralEdit

tou

  1. seven

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

tou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of とう

LeoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

AdjectiveEdit

tou (feminine singular toda, masculine plural toos, feminine plural todas)

  1. all

Usage notesEdit

When followed by an article, tou is combined with the next word to give the following combined forms:

ReferencesEdit


LoteEdit

NounEdit

tou

  1. sugar cane

ReferencesEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

tou (Zhuyin ˙ㄊㄡ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of

RomanizationEdit

tou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tóu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tòu.

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.

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

tou

  1. Alternative form of þou (thou)

NiasEdit

AdverbEdit

tou

  1. above
    Antonym: yaŵa

ReferencesEdit

  • Sundermann, Heinrich. 1905. Niassisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Moers: Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, p. 220.

North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian twā. Compare Föhr-Amrum North Frisian tau.

NumeralEdit

tou f or n (masculine tväär)

  1. (Mooring) two

Old CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tuum.

AdjectiveEdit

tou (feminine tua, masculine plural tous, feminine plural tues)

  1. your, yours (singular)

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: teu

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of estou, first-person singular present indicative of estar.

VerbEdit

tou

  1. Eye dialect spelling of estou.

SamoanEdit

PronounEdit

tou

  1. second person plural; you (three or more)

See alsoEdit


SardinianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tuus.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

tou (plural tuos, feminine tua, feminine plural tuas)

  1. your, yours

Related termsEdit


Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian to, from Proto-West Germanic [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *tō. Cognates include West Frisian ta and German zu.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

tou (neuter or distal adverb deertou, proximal adverb hiertou, interrogative adverb wiertou)

  1. to
  2. to, towards
  3. for, on the occasion of
    Iek skoankte him Wien tou sin Bäidedai.I gave him wine as a present for his birthday.

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tou (inflected toue, comparative touer, superlative toust)

  1. closed, locked

ReferencesEdit

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “tou”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian tou, towe, tau, tauwe, from Proto-Germanic *tawwą.

NounEdit

tou n (plural touwen, diminutive touke)

  1. rope

Further readingEdit

  • tou”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011