bun

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See also: bún, bùn, bűn, bûn, bün, and BUN

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bunne (wheat cake, bun), from Anglo-Norman bugne (bump on the head; fritter), from Old French bugne (hence French beignet), from Old Frankish *bungjo (little clump), diminutive of *bungo (lump, clump), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (clump, lump, heap, crowd), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ- (thick, dense, fat). Cognate with Dutch bonk (clump, clot, cluster of fruits). More at bunch.

Noun[edit]

bun (plural buns)

  1. A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced.
  2. A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
  3. (Ireland) A cupcake.
  4. (slang, UK) A drunken spree.
  5. (Internet, slang) A newbie.
  6. (dialect, obsolete) A squirrel or rabbit.

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Verb[edit]

bun (third-person singular simple present buns, present participle bunning, simple past and past participle bunned)

  1. (UK, slang) To smoke cannabis.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *bhunā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ- ‘to be wake, keep watch’.

Noun[edit]

bun f

  1. hut (of mountain shepherds), chalet, fenced area (for cattle)
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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin bonus. Compare Daco-Romanian bun.

Adjective[edit]

bun m (feminine bunã)

  1. good

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bonus.

Adjective[edit]

bun m (feminine buna)

  1. good

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bun.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bun m (genitive buin, nominative plural bunanna)

  1. base
  2. foundation
  3. bottom
  4. trunk

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bun bhun mbun
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bun

  1. rōmaji reading of ぶん

Ligurian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bun

  1. good

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

bun

  1. rafsi of bruna.

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin bonus

Adjective[edit]

bun m (feminine bune)

  1. good (positive)

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-mn. Cognate with Old English botm (English bottom), Sanskrit बुध्न (budhna), Latin fundus, Ancient Greek πυθμήν (puthmḗn).

Noun[edit]

bun m

  1. base
  2. bottom
  3. butt
  4. end

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin bonus.

Adjective[edit]

bun 4 nom/acc forms

  1. good
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Etymology 2[edit]

Either from the above word or from a Latin *avunus, ultimately from the same Indo-European root as avus. (Compare the diminutive avunculus, avonculus), probably influenced by or confused with bonus. Compare also Friulian von (grandfather), Calabrian and Piedmontese bona ("grandmother") [1].

Noun[edit]

bun m (plural bunifeminine equivalent bună)

  1. (uncommon) grandfather
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References[edit]
  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bun.

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Noun[edit]

bun m (genitive buna or buin, plural buin or bunan)

  1. bottom, base, foundation
  2. butt, stub

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Somali[edit]

Noun[edit]

bun ?

  1. coffee

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English bone

Noun[edit]

bun

  1. (anatomy) bone
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:21 (translation here):
      Orait God, Bikpela i mekim man i slip i dai tru. Na taim man i slip yet, God i kisim wanpela bun long banis bilong man na i pasim gen skin bilong dispela hap.


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