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Au

Au

See also: Appendix:Variations of "au"

Translingual

Etymology

From Latin aurum.

Symbol

Au

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for gold.

English

Proper noun

Au

  1. A language spoken in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea.

See also

  • Wiktionary's coverage of Au terms

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊ̯/

Noun

Au f (genitive Au, plural Auen)

  1. Alternative form of Aue

Declension

Derived terms

  • Auwald

Proper noun

Au ? (genitive Au)

  1. A municipality in Vorarlberg, Austria.
  2. A municipality in Saint Gallen, Switzerland.

au

au

See also: Appendix:Variations of "au"

Translingual

Initialism

au

  1. IAU recommended unit symbol for astronomical units

Usage notes

IAU bodies, such as the Minor Planet Center, themselves frequently use AU instead of "au"

Synonyms

  • ua (BIPM recommendation for the unit symbol of astronomical units)
  • (Unicode glyph for astronomical unit)

Alemannic German

Pronunciation

  • (Zurich) IPA(key): /æʊ/

Adverb

au

  1. also, too

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin avis, avem.

Noun

au f (plural aus)

  1. bird

Arin

Etymology

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaw (/ *ʔu) ("thou").

Pronoun

au

  1. you (second-person singular subjective)

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aw/
  • Rhymes: -aw

Etymology 1

From Latin au (oh! ow! oh dear! goodness gracious!).

Interjection

au

  1. now (as an incitement to action or to a decision)

Etymology 2

From Latin avis, avem, from Proto-Italic *awis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis (bird).

Noun

au f (plural aus)

  1. bird

Related terms


Cia-Cia

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *asu, from Proto-Austronesian *(w)asu.

Alternative forms

Noun

au (Hangul spelling 아우)

  1. dog (animal)

Cimbrian

Adverb

au

  1. up; upwards

Antonyms

Derived terms

References

  • “au” in Umberto Martello Martalar, Alfonso Bellotto, Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Setti Communi vicentini, 1st edition, 1974.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Interjection

au

  1. ouch!
    Au, ja dat doet pijn! ― Ouch, that hurts!

Esperanto

Conjunction

au

  1. H-system spelling of

Estonian

Etymology

Related to Finnish avu.

Noun

au (genitive au, partitive au)

  1. honour/honor

Declension

Derived terms

Compounds

  • auhind
  • aupaklik
  • ausõna
  • autasu
  • meheau
  • mundriau

Fijian

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

See also


Finnish

Interjection

au

  1. ouch

Synonyms


French

Pronunciation

Contraction

au (used with a singular masculine noun)

  1. Contraction of à le (to the, for the, at the).
    Il étudie la musique au Conservatoire.
    He studies music at the Conservatory.

See also

Anagrams


Hawaiian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
Usage notes
  • Unlike other personal pronouns, au has a separate object form aʻu.
Synonyms
See also

Etymology 2

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *qaʀus, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus.

Noun

au

  1. era, period of time
  2. current (water)
  3. movement

Verb

au

  1. (intransitive) to flow
  2. (intransitive) to move

Hiri Motu

Noun

au

  1. tree

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [øyː]

Interjection

au

  1. An exclamation of awe and surprise; wow.

Synonyms


Japanese

Romanization

au

  1. rōmaji reading of あう

Kedang

Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *asu, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *asu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *asu, from Proto-Austronesian *(w)asu.

Noun

au

  1. dog (animal)

Kott

Etymology

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔaw (/ *ʔu) ("thou").

Pronoun

au (plural auoŋ)

  1. you (second-person singular subjective)
  2. you (second-person singular objective)

Maori

Etymology 1

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Alternative forms

Pronoun

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
See also

Etymology 2

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *qaʀus, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀus.

Noun

au

  1. current (water)

Miskito

Particle

au

  1. yes

Antonyms


Niuean

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

See also


Norwegian

Adverb

au

  1. also, too (used mostly in dialects)

Interjection

au!

  1. ouch!

Old French

Alternative forms

Contraction

au

  1. contraction of a + le (to the)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aw/

Interjection

au

  1. ouch (expression of one's own physical pain)

Synonyms


Portuguese

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aw

Interjection

au

  1. ouch (expression of minor physical pain)

Rapa Nui

Etymology 1

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun

au

  1. I/me (personal pronoun)
    1995, Veronica de Feu, Rapanui: A Descriptive Grammar, page 153:
    Ko tikea 'a e au te moai nui nui ... 'I have seen a big statue.'
    Note: This source does not show non-ambiguous glottal stops.
See also

Etymology 2

Noun

au

  1. smoke

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aw/

Etymology 1

Verb

au

  1. third-person plural present tense form of avea. they have

Etymology 2

From Latin aut.

Conjunction

au

  1. (rare) or
Synonyms

Adverb

au

  1. (interrogative, rhetorical) well?, (now) really?
Synonyms

Swahili

Etymology

From Arabic أَو (ʾaw).

Conjunction

au

  1. or

Synonyms


Tahitian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

See also

Etymology 2

Verb

au

  1. to sew

Tokelauan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

See also


Tongan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Alternative forms

Pronoun

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

Tuvaluan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *au, from Proto-Oceanic *(i-)au, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)aku, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)aku.

Pronoun

au

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

See also


Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Adjective

au

  1. bright and cheerful