buan

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish búan (lasting, enduring; constant, firm, persevering).

Adjective[edit]

buan

  1. enduring, permanent
  2. steadfast, solid

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • buan- (permanent, perpetual; fixed)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
buan bhuan mbuan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian bāne. Cognates include West Frisian beane.

Noun[edit]

buan m (plural buanen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) bean

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *būaną. Cognate with Old Frisian būwa, bōwa (West Frisian bouwe), Old Saxon būan (Low German bugen), Old Dutch būwan (Dutch bouwen), Old High German būan (German bauen), Old Norse búa (Swedish bo, Norwegian Nynorsk bu), Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌰𐌽 (bauan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

būan

  1. to live or dwell
    He būde on Ēast-Englum: he lived with the East Angles. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)
  2. to inhabit, to occupy
    Ne mæg mon meduseld būan: a man may not occupy the mead-bench, (Beowulf)

Conjugation[edit]


Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *būaną, whence also Old English būan, Old Norse búa.

Verb[edit]

būan

  1. to build

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *būaną, whence also Old English būan, Old Norse búa.

Verb[edit]

būan

  1. to build

Descendants[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Adjective[edit]

buan

  1. durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-lived

Synonyms[edit]