Tao in Scrabble Dictionary

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3 letters words from 'tao'

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2 letters words from 'tao'

AT 2TA 2
TO 2 

All 3 letters words made out of tao

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Definitions and meaning of tao

tao

Alternative forms

  • dao

Etymology

From the Wade-Giles romanization of Chinese (Dào, literally the Way).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daʊ/, /taʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ

Proper noun

tao

  1. (Chinese philosophy) Alternative letter-case form of Tao: the way of nature, or way to live one's life.

Noun

tao (usually uncountable, plural taos)

  1. (by extension) The art or skill of doing something in harmony with the essential nature of the thing.
    Synonym: zen
    the tao of archery
  2. (historical, obsolete) Synonym of circuit: various administrative divisions of imperial and early Republican China.

See also

  • ananke

Anagrams

  • AOT, ATO, OTA, Ota, To'a, oat, toa

Bikol Central

Verb

taó

  1. to give

Butuanon

Noun

tao

  1. person; human

Finnish

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑoˣ/, [ˈt̪ɑo̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑo
  • Syllabification: ta‧o

Verb

tao

  1. inflection of takoa:
    1. indicative present connegative
    2. second-person singular imperative present/present connegative

Etymology 2

From Chinese (dào).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑo/, [ˈt̪ɑo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑo
  • Syllabification: ta‧o

Noun

tao

  1. tao
Declension

Anagrams

  • oat, ota

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈtɒoː]
  • Hyphenation: tao
  • Rhymes: -oː

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Mandarin (dào, way, path).

Noun

tao

  1. tao
Declension
Derived terms
  • taoista
  • taoizmus

Etymology 2

Abbreviation from the name of the act on társasági adó és osztalékadó (corporate tax and dividend tax).

Noun

tao

  1. Initialism of társasági adó és osztalékadó.
Declension
Derived terms
  • taózás
  • taózik

References


Ilocano

Noun

tao

  1. person
  2. human

Italian

Alternative forms

  • dao

Etymology

From the Wade-Giles romanization of Chinese (Dào, literally the Way) or (dào, "circuit")

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.o/, [ˈt̪äːo]
  • Rhymes: -ao
  • Hyphenation: tà‧o

Noun

tao m (invariable)

  1. (philosophy) Tao

Derived terms

  • taoismo
  • taoista

Japanese

Romanization

tao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たお

Malagasy

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taʀuq. Compare Indonesian taruh.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [to]

Noun

tao

  1. act, action
  2. preparation

Verb

tao

  1. to do
  2. to prepare, arm, take precautions

Related terms


Mandarin

Romanization

tao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of táo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tào.

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.

Maori

Noun

tao

  1. spear

Samoan

Noun

tao

  1. spear

Tagalog

Alternative forms

  • tauo, tau (obsolete)

Etymology

From Classical Tagalog ᜆᜂ (tao), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau, from Proto-Austronesian *Cau. Cognate with Thao caw, Ilocano tao, Cebuano tawo, and Motu tau.

Pronunciation 1

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

Noun

tao

  1. human, human being, person, man
  2. one of the faces of a coin
    Synonym: tihaya
  3. husband
  4. a person left alone in a place as a guard or caretaker
    Synonyms: bantay, tanod

Related terms

Derived terms

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): /ta.ˈʔo/

Adjective

taó

  1. (archaic) mortal

Vietnamese

Alternative forms

  • tau

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *soː (I; me).

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [taːw˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [taːw˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [taːw˧˧]

Pronoun

tao • (傮, 蚤, 𠋺)

  1. (informal, familiar or self-conceited) I; me (used to indicate a position superior to that of the person being addressed; corresponds to the second person pronoun mày)

Synonyms

  • (I): mình

Antonyms

  • mày; mi (you)

Yami

Noun

tao

  1. person; human

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TANYARD, the section of a tannery containing the vats.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)