bubo

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See also: Bubo, bubó, and boo-boo

English[edit]

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Buboes on the leg of a patient with bubonic plague.

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin būbō, from Ancient Greek βουβών (boubōn, groin, swelling).

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Noun[edit]

bubo (plural buboes)

  1. (pathology) An inflamed swelling of a lymph node, especially in the armpit or the groin, due to an infection such as bubonic plague, gonorrhea, tuberculosis or syphilis.
    • 1661, Johann Jacob Wecker, Eighteen books of the secrets of art and nature: being the summe and substance of naturall philisophy ...[1], page 42:
      If a Bubo or Carbuncle appear, set on Leeches not far from it, if it be in an ignoble part; ...

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Bube (boy, knave).

Noun[edit]

bubo (plural buboj, accusative singular bubon, accusative plural bubojn)

  1. wicked boy
  2. (card games) jack

Latin[edit]

būbō (horned owl)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *b(e)u (owl), see also Ancient Greek βύας (buas), Bulgarian буч (buč), Old Armenian բուէճ (buēč), and North Persian بوم. The IE root is onomatopoeic and was borrowed into Semitic languages such as Arabic لعةةا and Classical Syriac [script?] (bava) and Caucasian languages such as Georgian ბუვი (buvi), Chechen бухӏа (buha), and Aghul бучу-й.[1]

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Noun[edit]

būbō m (genitive būbōnis); third declension

  1. an owl, especially the Eurasian eagle owl, Bubo bubo.
Usage notes[edit]

Nearly always masculine, but used once as a feminine noun by Virgil in Aeneis IV:462:

hinc exaudiri voces et verba vocantis
visa viri, nox cum terras obscura teneret,
solaque culminibus ferali carmine bubo
saepe queri et longas in fletum ducere voces;
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative būbō būbōnēs
genitive būbōnis būbōnum
dative būbōnī būbōnibus
accusative būbōnem būbōnēs
ablative būbōne būbōnibus
vocative būbō būbōnēs
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, Mallory, Adams

Etymology 2[edit]

Medieval Latin; from Ancient Greek βουβών (boubōn, groin, swelling).

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Noun[edit]

būbō m (genitive būbōnis); third declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) Alternative form of būbōnēs.

Etymology 3[edit]

From būtiō (bittern)

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Verb[edit]

present active bubō, present infinitive bubere (deponent)

  1. I cry like a bittern.

References[edit]

  • bubo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879