Boston

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See also: boston and boʻston

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

The US city is named after the English town (from which several prominent colonists had come), which itself is sometimes said to be named as a contraction of Botolph's town or Botolph's stone (the name Botolph itself coming from Old English Botwulf, from boda + wulf). However, this is uncertain.

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Boston

  1. A town and borough of Lincolnshire, England.
  2. The capital and largest city of Massachusetts, the informal capital of New England, and the county seat of Suffolk County.
  3. A city in Georgia, United States; named for Thomas M. Boston, who found a medicinal spring near the town site.
  4. A town in Indiana; named for the city in Massachusetts.
  5. A town in New York; named for the city in Massachusetts.
  6. A town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  7. A town in South Australia.
  8. A municipality of the Philippines.
  9. A village in County Clare, Ireland.
  10. A village in Kyrgyzstan.
  11. A neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.
  12. A census-designated place in Nelson County, Kentucky.
  13. A census-designated place in Pennsylvania.
  14. A census-designated place in Accomack County, Virginia.
  15. A settlement in Belize.
  16. A settlement in Suriname.
  17. An unincorporated community, the county seat of Bowie County, Texas.
  18. An unincorporated community in Belmont County, Ohio.
  19. An unincorporated community in Highland County, Ohio; named for the city in Massachusetts.
  20. An unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio.
  21. An unincorporated community in Summit County, Ohio; named for its township, itself named for the city in Massachusetts.
  22. An unincorporated community in Missouri; named for the city in Massachusetts.
  23. An unincorporated community in Culpeper and Rappahannock counties, Virginia.
  24. (card games) An eighteenth-century trick-taking card game for four players, with two packs of fifty-two cards each.
  25. A habitational surname transferred from the place name.
  26. (rare) A male given name transferred from the place name or surname.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Abenaki: Pastonki, pastoni
  • Klamath-Modoc: basdin
  • Lushootseed: pastəd

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Noun[edit]

Boston (plural Bostons)

  1. (card games) In the card game spades, a bid of all 13 tricks.
  2. A Boston lettuce.

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Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Boston m

  1. Boston (the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, United States)

Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Boston m

  1. Boston (the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, United States)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Boston in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Proper noun[edit]

Boston

  1. Boston (the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Boston (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative Boston Bostonit
genitive Bostonin Bostonien
Bostoneiden
Bostoneitten
partitive Bostonia Bostoneita
Bostoneja
illative Bostoniin Bostoneihin
singular plural
nominative Boston Bostonit
accusative nom. Boston Bostonit
gen. Bostonin
genitive Bostonin Bostonien
Bostoneiden
Bostoneitten
partitive Bostonia Bostoneita
Bostoneja
inessive Bostonissa Bostoneissa
elative Bostonista Bostoneista
illative Bostoniin Bostoneihin
adessive Bostonilla Bostoneilla
ablative Bostonilta Bostoneilta
allative Bostonille Bostoneille
essive Bostonina Bostoneina
translative Bostoniksi Bostoneiksi
instructive Bostonein
abessive Bostonitta Bostoneitta
comitative Bostoneineen
Possessive forms of Boston (type paperi)
possessor singular plural
1st person Bostonini Bostonimme
2nd person Bostonisi Bostoninne
3rd person Bostoninsa

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Boston.

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Boston f

  1. Boston (the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, United States)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sh

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bôston/
  • Hyphenation: Bos‧ton

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Bȍston m (Cyrillic spelling Бо̏стон)

  1. Boston (the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, United States)

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Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Boston ?

  1. Boston (the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, United States)