See also: Vau, va'u, and väü

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

vau (plural vaus)

  1. Alternative spelling of vav

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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

vau

  1. (auxiliary, with infinitive) second-person plural indicative form of anar

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑu̯/, [ˈʋɑu̯]
  • Rhymes: -ɑu
  • Syllabification(key): vau

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English wow. Probably originally slang; used at least since the 1970s.

InterjectionEdit

vau

  1. (informal) wow
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Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic

InterjectionEdit

vau

  1. (often repeated) Synonym of hau (bark, woof)

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

An onomatopoeia.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈvɒu]
  • Hyphenation: vau
  • Rhymes: -u

InterjectionEdit

vau

  1. woof (the sound a dog makes while barking)

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew וָו(waw).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaw/
  • Rhymes: -aw
  • Hyphenation: vàu

NounEdit

vau m or f (invariable)

  1. waw, specifically:
    1. The name of the Phoenician-script letter 𐤅
    2. The name of the Hebrew-script letter ו

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Apparently of onomatopoeic (imitative) origin.

PronunciationEdit

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InterjectionEdit

vau

  1. woof (the sound a dog makes while barking)
    vau, vau! Krančelis kaukdams kliedzawoof! woof! Krančelis (= dog) cried, howling

PortugueseEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese vao, from Latin vadum (ford),[1][2] from Proto-Italic *waðom, from Proto-Indo-European *wh₂dʰóm, from *weh₂dʰ-.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -aw
  • Hyphenation: vau

NounEdit

vau m (plural vaus)

  1. ford (location where a river is shallow enough to be crossed by foot)
  2. shoal

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ vau” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2022.
  2. ^ vau” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

TahitianEdit

PronounEdit

vau

  1. I, me

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