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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
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English

Abbreviation

ao

  1. among(st) others
  2. and others

Galician

Alternative spellings

Etymology

From contraction of preposition a (to, towards) + masculine definite article o (the)

Contraction

ao m. (feminine á, masculine plural aos, feminine plural ás)

  1. to the, towards the

Hawaiian

Etymology 1

Common Malayo-Polynesian, compare Tagalog araw

Noun

ao

  1. light
  2. daylight
  3. day

Etymology 2

Noun

ao

  1. world
  2. earth

Etymology 3

Common Oceanian

Noun

ao

  1. cloud

Japanese

Noun

ao (hiragana あお)

  1. , : blue, (historically, it can mean green)

Lavukaleve

Intransitive verb

ao

  1. go in, enter

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

ao

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, āo, áo, ǎo, or ào.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Maori

Noun

ao

  1. daytime
  2. world
  3. cloud

Portuguese

Prepositional article

ao

  1. (contraction of a + o) to the

Vietnamese

Noun

ao

  1. pond

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