bote

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See also: Bote, boté, bóte, böte, and botë

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bōte (advantage, benefit, profit; relief, salvation; atonement, amends, expiation; cure), from Old English bōt (help, relief, advantage, remedy; compensation for an injury or wrong; (peace) offering, recompense, amends, atonement, reformation, penance, repentance), from Proto-Germanic *bōtō (recompense).

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Noun[edit]

bote (plural botes or boten)

  1. The atonement, compensation, amends, satisfaction, expiation; as, manbote, a compensation for a man slain.
    Iesu ... For synne þat hath my soule bounde, Let þi blessed blood be my bote. — Iesu þat art heuene
  2. A payment of any kind
  3. A privilege or allowance of necessaries, especially in feudal times.
  4. (law, historical) A right to take wood from property not one's own.
  5. repairs
    Þey shulde..do bote to brugges þat to-broke were. — Pier's Plowman, 1400
  6. (obsolete) advantage, benefit, profit, cure, remedy
    Heo lufeden bi wurten, bi moren, and bi rote; nas þer nan oðer boten. — Layamon's Brut, 1275

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  • Often used to form compounds indicating a right to take wood only for a specific purpose.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

  • Middle English Dictionary

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bote f (oblique plural botes, nominative singular bote, nominative plural botes)

  1. boot (footwear)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English bāt

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bote m (plural botes)

  1. boat
  2. vessel, container

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Verb[edit]

bote

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of botar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of botar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of botar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of botar.

Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bote f

  1. plural form of bota

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French bot, from Middle English boot, from Old English bāt.

Noun[edit]

bote m (plural botes)

  1. rowing boat (boat propelled only by oars)
  2. (by extension) any small boat
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Etymology 2[edit]

From botar (to put; to lay).

Noun[edit]

bote m (plural botes)

  1. (biology) an animal’s sudden thrust forward towards its prey
  2. (figuratively) a sudden attack
  3. (Brazil, soccer) a goalkeeper’s jump to catch the ball
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Verb[edit]

bote

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of botar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of botar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of botar