Gaud vs Gau - What's the difference?

gaud | gau |


As a noun gaud

is a cheap showy trinket.

As a verb gaud

is (obsolete) to bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint or gaud can be to sport or keep festival.

As a proper noun gau is

a shire or district; especially a district in the third reich or gau can be an accident, a calamity.

gaud

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(en noun)
  • a cheap showy trinket
  • * Shakespeare
  • an idle gaud
  • * 1926 Dalmeny lent me red tabs, Evans his brass hat; so that I had the gauds of my appointment in the ceremony of the Jaffa gate, which for me was the supreme moment of the war. - T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • (obsolete) trick; jest; sport
  • (Chaucer)
  • (obsolete) deceit; fraud; artifice
  • (Chaucer)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint.
  • Nicely gauded cheeks. — Shakespeare.

    Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To sport or keep festival.
  • * Sir T. North
  • gauding with his familiars

    gau

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ghau

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Tibetan Buddhism) A prayer box or small container worn as jewelry/jewellery and containing an amulet or similar item.
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