bo

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Imitative.

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bo

  1. An exclamation used to startle or frighten.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.37:
      We may fairely cry bo-bo-boe; it may well make us hoarse, but it will nothing advaunce it.

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably a shortening of boy.

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. (US, slang) Fellow, chap, boy.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 255:
      ‘Never heard of him,’ he smiled. ‘On your way, bo.’

Etymology 3[edit]

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From Japanese ( ぼう), from Middle Chinese (bǽwng "staff", "club") (compare Mandarin bàng).

Noun[edit]

bo (plural bos)

  1. (martial arts) A quarterstaff, especially in an oriental context.

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Provençal bon, from Latin bonus. Numerous cognates include French bon and Portuguese bom.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bo m (feminine bona, masculine plural bons, feminine plural bones)

  1. good

Usage notes[edit]

The form bon is used as the masculine singular form when the adjective precedes the noun, and bo is used in all other cases.

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Cuiba[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. home, house

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /boː/, [b̥oːˀ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse , from búa (to reside).

Noun[edit]

bo n (singular definite boet, plural indefinite boer)

  1. estate (the property of a deceased person)
  2. den, nest
  3. abode, home
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse búa (to reside).

Verb[edit]

bo (imperative bo, infinitive at bo, present tense bor, past tense boede, past participle har boet)

  1. live, reside, dwell
  2. stay, stop

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for boterham.

Noun[edit]

bo m (plural bo's, diminutive boke n)

  1. (Flemish) sandwich

Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo (plural bo-oj, accusative singular bo-on, accusative plural bo-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B/b.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bonus.

Adjective[edit]

bo m (feminine boa, masculine plural bos, feminine plural boas)

  1. good

Antonyms[edit]

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bo

  1. An interjection expressing doubt or indecision.
    • Viene Filomena stasera? Bo, non m’ha richiamato.
      • Is Filomena coming tonight? I don’t know, she never called me back.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bo

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

bo (rafsi bor)

  1. Closest scope grouping operator; groups surrounding words within compound words (tanru); that is, it strengthens the association between immediately neighboring words.
    le xunre kerfa bo smani
    the haired monkey who is red
    compare to:
    • le xunre kerfa smani
      • the monkey who has red hair
  2. Can be used as terminator to end a string of time tense indicating cmavo (at the beginning of a sentence).
    .ibazabo la lojban. cu pu co'a zmadu la loglan. leka vajni [1]
    After some time, Lojban began to exceed Loglan in terms of importance.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Consecutive uses of bo cause their neighboring brivla (in a tanru) to behave right-associatively.[1]
  • An equivalent construction can be achieved using a surrounding/circumfix ke ... ke'e pair (replacing the infix bo).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lojban Reference Grammar, Chapter 5, §4

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bo (Zhuyin ㄅㄛ˙)

  1. Pinyin reading of
  2. Pinyin reading of
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  5. Nonstandard spelling of .
  6. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German behof (compare behov)

Noun[edit]

bo (idiomatic use only)

  1. (usually with ha) a need
    Jeg har bo for en hammer.
    I could use a hammer.
Synonyms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

A noun not commonly used.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Danish bo, from Old Norse , "settled area, town" (compare alternative form bu). Akin to bod, "store room, booth" and the verb bo, "to live".

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo n (definite singular boet; indefinite plural bo; definite plural boa/boene)

  1. one's home (mainly idiomatic)
    De giftet seg og satte bo.
    They married and settled down/build their home.
  2. estate
    Å skifte et bo.
    To divide an estate.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Danish bo, from Old Norse búa, "to prepare, finish, make preparations, equip", cognate with Old English būan, Old Frisian buwa, Old Saxon būan and Old High German būan (> German bauen).

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bo (present tense bor; past tense bodde; past participle bodd)

  1. to live (have permanent residence), to stay
    Hvor bor du (hen)?
    Where do you live?
    Jeg vet hvor du bor.
    I know where you live.
    Hvor lenge blir du boende.
    How long will you be staying?
  2. to be, to dwell, to be in
    Husk at all skjønnhet på jord bor i de evige ord: Jeg elsker deg. (Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson)
    Remember that all beauty on Earth dwells in those eternal words: I love you.
    Du aner ikke hva som virkelig bor i henne.
    You have no idea what she's really like. (literally: "you have no idea what really dwells in her")
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]
  • bu (alternative form and Nynorsk form)

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German behof (compare behov)

Noun[edit]

bo (idiomatic use only)

  1. (usually with ha) a need
    Eg har bo for ein hammar.
    I could use a hammer.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

A noun not commonly used.

References[edit]

  • “blomst” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo ?

  1. (East dialect) dwelling

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

bo

  1. because
  2. or (else)
    Wstawaj już, bo spóźnisz się do szkoły!
    Get up now or you'll be late at school!

Slovene[edit]

Verb[edit]

bo

  1. third-person singular future form of biti.

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse búa, from Proto-Germanic *būaną.

Verb[edit]

bo

  1. live; dwell; to have permanent residence
    Jag vill bo i en stor stad.
    I want to live in a big city.
Conjugation[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bo n

  1. nest; the place where certain animals live, in particular birds.
    fågelbo
    bird’s nest
  2. a home (the inventory that turns a place into a home)
  3. c (only in compounds) a person living in given city (e.g. Londonbo) or way (sambo, särbo)
Declension[edit]

Alternative form for the definite singular: bot/bots.

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Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo m (invariable)

  1. ox

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French tip, extra money given in appreciation for a rendered service

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /ˀɓɔ˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /ˀɓɔ˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /ˀɓɔ˧˥/

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. (money) tip, extra money given in appreciation for a rendered service

Synonyms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bo

  1. (literary) third-person singular present subjunctive of bod

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bo fo mo unchanged

Zulu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-bo

  1. Combining stem of bona.

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