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Definitions and meaning of ou

ou

Etymology 1

From Hawaiian ʻōʻū

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊ.uː/

Noun

ou (plural ous)

  1. A probably extinct species of Hawaiian honeycreeper, Psittirostra psittacea.
Translations
Further reading
  • Psittirostra psittacea on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Psittirostra psittacea on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Psittirostra psittacea on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Etymology 2

From Afrikaans ou, probably from Dutch ouwe (old man)

Pronunciation

  • (General South African, UK) IPA(key): /əʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /oʊ/

Noun

ou (plural ous or ouens)

  1. (South Africa, colloquial) A fellow, guy, bloke. [from 20th c.]
    • 1962, Jeremy Taylor, Ag Pleez Deddy (song)
      Ag pleez Deddy won't you take us to the wrestling / We wanna see an ou called Sky High Lee
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 292:
      “They're the same good and solid ous they'd been before. Because they managed not to think.”

Anagrams

  • U&O

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /œu/

Etymology 1

Probably from ouwe, from Dutch oude

Noun

ou (plural ouens or ous)

  1. An old fellow, guy, bloke.

Etymology 2

From Dutch ouwe.

Adjective

ou

  1. attributive form of oud

Aneme Wake

Noun

ou

  1. cloud

Aromanian

Etymology 1

From Latin ovum. Compare Romanian ou.

Noun

ou n (plural oauã)

  1. egg

Derived terms

  • oauã/ou

Etymology 2

From a Vulgar Latin *ovō, from Latin ovum.

Verb

ou (past participle uoatã)

  1. Alternative form of oauã I lay an egg (like a hen).

Related terms

  • uoari/uoare
  • uoat

Bonggi

Pronoun

ou

  1. I

References

  • Michael Boutin, A role and reference grammar account of Bonggi adversative constructions, A Mosaic of languages and cultures: studies celebrating the career of Karl J. Franklin (2010)

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan, from Latin ōvum, from Proto-Italic *ōwom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg) Compare Occitan uòu, French œuf, Spanish huevo, Italian uovo, Romanian ou.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈɔw/
  • Rhymes: -ɔw

Noun

ou m (plural ous)

  1. egg

Further reading

  • “ou” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “ou” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “ou” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “ou” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

From Old French ou, from Latin aut.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /u/
  • Rhymes: -u
  • Homophones: , houe, houes, houx

Conjunction

ou

  1. or
    • 2011, Christian Depover, Thierry Karsenti, Enseigner avec les technologies: Favoriser les apprentissages, développer des compétences, PUQ (→ISBN)
  2. either...or

See also

  • et
  • soit

References

Further reading

  • “ou” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese ou, from Latin aut.

Conjunction

ou

  1. or

Haitian Creole

Etymology

Possibly from French vous (you)

Pronoun

ou (contracted form w)

  1. you (singular)

Hawaiian

Pronoun

ou

  1. yours, your Second person singular possessive, o-type.

Usage notes

  • Used after negatives, numbers, locative nouns, certain prepositions, and after nouns preceded by an article or a k-determiner.

Related terms

  • kou

Italian

Interjection

ou

  1. (usually impolite) Used to get someone's attention; oi, hey.
    Ou, mi stai ascoltando? - Oi, are you listening to me?

Japanese

Romanization

ou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おう

Mandarin

Romanization

ou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of óu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of òu.

Usage notes

  • 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.

Mauritian Creole

Alternative forms

  • u

Etymology

Probably from French vous; compare Haitian Creole ou.

Pronoun

ou (informal to)

  1. you (second-person singular formal personal pronoun)

See also


Middle English

Pronoun

ou

  1. Alternative form of yow

References

  • “you, (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 18 May 2018.

Middle French

Preposition

ou

  1. within
    • 15th century, Chronique de Charles VII roi de France par Jean Chartier, Tomé II, edited by Vallet de Viriville. Paris: P. Jannet, 1858, page 18.
      Discord et division ou royaulme de Castile.
      Discord and division within the kingdom of Castile

Norman

Etymology

From Old French ou, from Latin aut.

Conjunction

ou

  1. (France, Guernsey) or

Old French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /u/

Etymology 1

From Latin aut.

Conjunction

ou

  1. or

Descendants

  • French: ou

Etymology 2

From Latin ubi.

Adverb

ou

  1. where
    • 11th century, La Vie de Saint Alexis, BNF manuscript 19525
      Dona as povres ou qu'il les pout trouver
      He gave to the poor wherever he could find them

Descendants

  • Middle French:
    • French:

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese ou, from Latin aut.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /ow/

Conjunction

ou

  1. or (connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true)
  2. or (connects two equivalent names)

Quotations

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:ou.

Synonyms

  • (connects equivalent names): também

Conjunction

ou … ou

  1. eitheror

Noun

ou m (plural ous)

  1. (logic) inclusive or (connective which yields true when at least one of the predicates is true)

Quotations

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:ou.

Derived terms

  • ou exclusivo

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin ōvum, from Proto-Italic *ōwom, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ow]

Noun

ou n (plural ouă)

  1. egg
  2. (slang, usually plural, referring to the testicles) ball(s)

Declension

Related terms

  • oua
  • oară

Sardinian

Alternative forms

  • ovu, obu

Etymology

From Latin ovum. Compare Italian uovo, Catalan ou.

Noun

ou

  1. (Campidanese) egg

Saterland Frisian

Alternative forms

  • oawe

Etymology

From Old Frisian of, af, from Proto-Germanic *ab (off, away). More at off.

Preposition

ou

  1. off; away

Sicilian

Alternative forms

  • ovu, uovu

Etymology

From Latin ovum (egg).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔhu/
  • Hyphenation: o‧u

Noun

ou m (plural ova)

  1. egg

Suena

Noun

ou

  1. water

References

  • Transnewguinea.org, citing McElhanon and Voorhoeve (1970), Smallhorn (2011) and Wilson (1969)

Tongan

Alternative forms

  • au

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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /o.u/

Pronoun

ou

  1. Alternative form of au

Zia

Noun

ou

  1. water

References

  • Transnewguinea.org, citing McElhanon and Voorhoeve (1970), Smallhorn (2011) and Wilson (1969)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (South Africa) a man, a bloke.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)