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The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.
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See also OU, ōu, óu, ǒu, òu, and

English

Etymology 1

From Hawaiian ou.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈəʊuː/

Noun

Singular
ou

Plural
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ou ({{{1}}})
  1. A species of Hawaiian honeycreeper, Psittirostra psittacea.

Etymology 2

From Afrikaans ou, probably from Dutch ouwe ‘old man’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ou

Plural
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ou ({{{1}}})
  1. (South Africa) A fellow, guy, bloke.

Campidanese Sardinian

Etymology

Compare Italian uovo

Noun

ou

  1. egg

Catalan

Etymology

Latin ovum

Noun

ou

  1. egg

French

Pronunciation

Conjunction

ou

  1. or
  2. either
    Ou il est fou ou il est bête - Either he's mad or he's stupid

See also


Galician

Noun

ou

  1. or

Japanese

Noun

ou (kanji , hiragana おう)

  1. japanese non-Hepburn romaji for a monarch, king, queen

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

ou

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, ōu, óu, ǒu, or òu.

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.


Romanian

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

ou n. (plural ouă)

  1. egg
  2. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) ball(s)

Declension

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