buča

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See also: buca, bucă, and bučā

Latvian[edit]

Buča

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *bu- (with an extra onomatopoeic č(a), suggesting the sound of kissing), from Proto-Indo-European *bu- (lip). Some researchers suggest borrowing from Germanic; the majority opinion is that this word was not borrowed. Cognates include Lithuanian bùčius, bučinỹs, Belarusian буся (búsja), Bulgarian бузя (búzja, cheek), Polish buzia (mouth; face; kiss), Ukrainian бузя (búzja, mouth), Middle Low German bützen, German bussen (to kiss) (dialectal pussen), Swedish puss (kiss), Irish bus (lip), Albanian buzë (lip), Latin bucca (mouth).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buča f (4th declension)

  1. (colloquial) kiss (a touch with the lips, to express love, friendship, respect, devotion)
    viņš deva tai sirsnīgu buču — he gave her a warmhearted kiss
    kad meita buču saņēmusi, tad viņa iesaucas: “tu pagāns!” un dara tā, it kā tā lūpas gribētu noslaucīt — when the girl received the kiss, she exclaimed: “you heathen!” and did as if she wanted to wipe her lips clean

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “buča” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bût͡ʃa/
  • Hyphenation: bu‧ča

Noun[edit]

bȕča f (Cyrillic spelling бу̏ча)

  1. Alternative form of bȕća

References[edit]

  • buča” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin buttis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

búča f (genitive búče, nominative plural búče)

  1. (informal) head

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