eau

eau

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English

Etymology

From Middle English ea, eo (with spelling influenced by very distant cognate French eau), from Old English ēa (running water, water, stream, river), from Proto-Germanic *ahwō (waters, river), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water, flowing water). Doublet of aqua. Compare ea, yeo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /juː/
  • Homophones: ewe, u, yew, you (in almost all dialects)
  • Homophones: hew, hue, Hugh (in h-dropping dialects)
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Proper noun

eau

  1. (Lincolnshire toponymy) Misspelling of Eau

Related terms

  • ea
  • Eau
  • yeo

Anagrams

  • EUA, U.A.E., UAE, UEA, Uea

Bariai

Etymology

From Proto-Ngero *i-om (compare Malalamai yu), although the precise form of this word, like Kove and Lusi veao, is unexplained.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɑu/, [ˈe̯ɑu̯]

Noun

eau

  1. water

Derived terms

  • eau-eai (in the water) /eɑu.eɑi/, [ˈe̯ɑu̯.i̯ɑi̯]

References

  • Steve Gallagher, Peirce Baehr, Bariai Grammar Sketch (2005)

French

Etymology

From Middle French eau, eaue, from Old French ewe, euwe, egua (water), from Latin aqua (water), from Proto-Italic *akʷā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water, flowing water). Cognate with Old English ēa (flowing water, stream, river). More at ea.

See cognates in regional languages in France : Angevin ieau, Bourbonnais-Berrichon aigue or aïe, Bourguignon , Champenois ève or 'aive, Franc-Comtois âve, Gallo iau, Lorrain aoue, Norman iâo, Orléanais iau, Picard ieu, Poitevin-Saintongeais ève, Tourangeau iau, Franco-Provençal égoua and éva, Occitan aiga, Catalan aigua, Corsican acqua.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /o/
  • Rhymes: -o
  • Homophones: au, aux, aulx, eaux, haut, hauts, ho, o, ô, oh, os

Noun

eau f (plural eaux)

  1. Water, a liquid that is transparent, colorless, odorless, and tasteless in its pure form, the primary constituent of lakes, rivers, seas, and oceans.
    • 1951, First Congress on Irrigation and Drainage. Transactions. vol. 2, page 149.
      L'alteration de l′eau du lac par l'effect des courants du fond vers la surface semble s'expliquer par le fait, que le courant à densité avait une temperature plus élevée que les couches inférieures et moyennes du lac.
      The alteration of the lake's 'water by the effect of the current from the bottom to the surface seems to be explained by the fact that the density current had a higher temperature than the inferior and medium layers of the lake.
  2. In particular, rain.
  3. (chemistry) The chemical compound with molecular formula H2O existing in the form of ice, liquid water or steam.
  4. Natural liquid quantities or expanses.
  5. Fluids such as sweat, formed and found in the body of man or animal.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Antillean Creole: dlo
  • Guianese Creole: dilo
  • Haitian Creole: dlo
  • Karipúna Creole French: djilo, dlo
  • Louisiana Creole French: dolo
  • Mauritian Creole: dilo
  • Seychellois Creole: delo
  • Tayo: delo, dolo

Further reading

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

Middle French

Alternative forms

  • eaue

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old French euwe, ewe, egua, from Latin aqua.

Noun

eau f (plural eaus or eaux)

  1. water

Descendants

  • French: eau (see there for further descendants)

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun) jau
  • (Sursilvan) jeu
  • (Sutsilvan) jou
  • (Surmiran) ia
  • (Vallader) eu

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *eo, from Latin ego, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronoun

eau

  1. (Puter) I

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