English Online Dictionary. What means eau? What does eau mean?
From Middle English ea, eo, 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. Related to, but not derived from, French eau (“water”).
- IPA(key): /juː/
- Homophones: ewe, u, yew, you (in almost all dialects)
- Homophones: hew, hue, Hugh (in h-dropping dialects)
- Rhymes: -əʊ
eau (plural eaus)
- (Lincolnshire) Alternative form of ea
- Present in several river names in Lincolnshire. See List of waterways in Lincolnshire
- EUA, U.A.E., UAE, UEA, Uea
From Proto-Ngero *i-om (compare Malalamai yu), although the precise form of this word, like Kove and Lusi veao, is unexplained.
- IPA(key): /ˈeɑu/, [ˈe̯ɑu̯]
- eau-eai (“in the water”) /eɑu.eɑi/, [ˈe̯ɑu̯.i̯ɑi̯]
- Steve Gallagher, Peirce Baehr, Bariai Grammar Sketch (2005)
Inherited from Middle French eau, eaue, from Old French ewe, euwe, egua (“water”), from Latin aqua (“water”), 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 eâ, Champenois ève or 'aive, Franc-Comtois âve, Gallo iau, Lorrain aoue, Norman iâo, Orléanais iau, Picard ieu, Poitevin-Saintongeais ève, Franco-Provençal égoua and éva, Occitan aiga, Catalan aigua, Corsican acqua.
- IPA(key): /o/
- Rhymes: -o
- Homophones: au, aux, aulx, eaux, haut, hauts, ho, o, ô, oh, os
eau f (plural eaux)
- water, a liquid that is transparent, colorless, odorless, and tasteless in its pure form, the primary constituent of lakes, rivers, seas, and oceans
- In particular, rain
- (chemistry) the chemical compound with molecular formula H2O existing in the form of ice, liquid water or steam
- Natural liquid quantities or expanses
- Fluids such as sweat, formed and found in the body of man or animal
- Antillean Creole: dlo
- Guianese Creole: dilo
- Haitian Creole: dlo
- Karipúna Creole French: djilo, dlo
- Louisiana Creole: dilo, dolo, dlo
- Mauritian Creole: dilo
- Seychellois Creole: delo
- Tayo: delo, dolo
- “eau”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
From Old French euwe, ewe, egua, from Latin aqua.
eau f (plural eaus or eaux)
- French: eau (see there for further descendants)
- jau (Rumantsch Grischun)
- jeu (Sursilvan)
- jou (Sutsilvan)
- ia (Surmiran)
- eu (Vallader)
From Vulgar Latin eo, from Latin ego, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.
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