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  • n. Variant of vav.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of vav.


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  • "E meu ru ru a vau," it ran, and that was all of it, sung in a stately, endless, ever-varying chant, accompanied by solemn chords from the ukelele.


  • Since the "f" sign was an Etruscan innovation, it could have been identical in name to Latin ef, or another possibility is *fau a rhyme with the digamma *vau, cf. waw.

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  • Mõne filmiga kohe on nii, et satud juhuslikult vaatama ning siis avastad, et vau! olulise mehe tehtud ja nähtud ka vist kunagi.

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  • YHWH, yod-he-vau-he, came from the Hebrew root HWH, meaning both "life" and "woman" - in Latin letters, E-V-E.

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  • I think that the later scribes changed vau into jod (a very frequent change in Hebrew) when they wished to express the feminine gender, but that the ancients only distinguished the two genders by

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  • The vau part sounds like vaut from the verb valoir to be worth and dieu is French for God.

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  • The rest is kosher when we understand the quirky use of 'k' and 'ph' in this text, rather than the now-standard 'c' and 'f' to indicate Etruscan kappa and vau.

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  • Vaudeville derived from the French, Middle French, popular satirical song, alteration of vaudevire, from vau-de-Vire valley of Vire, town in northwest France where such songs were composed.

    Jim Crow

  • The W+ (vau) not being intended as a copulative, simply to connect this sentence with the former, but as a causal conjunction, or one which stated the reason for the course before determined upon.

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