boia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin boia

Noun[edit]

boia f (plural boia)

  1. hangman
  2. villain, scoundrel
    Non erano soltanto motociclisti di periferia, ma boia insensibili assetati del suo sangue. — Rane e girini, Niccolò Ammaniti, 1995.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek [script needed] boeiai δοραι (dorai) "ox hides," from βοῦς (boûs).[1]

Noun[edit]

boia

  1. fetter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ayto, Word Origins

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

boia f (plural boias)

  1. float; buoy

Verb[edit]

boia

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of boiar
    Ele boia.
    He floats.
  2. second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of boiar
    Tu aí, boia sozinho.
    You there, float by yourself.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish بویا (boya).

Noun[edit]

boia

  1. paint