Box

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See also: box and b'ox

English[edit]

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 Box, Gloucestershire on Wikipedia
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 Box, Wiltshire on Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Box

  1. A surname​.
  2. a village south of Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.
  3. a village near Corsham, Wiltshire, England.

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English box, from Old English box, from Proto-Germanic *buhsuz, *buhsijō, from Latin buxus, buxis, from Ancient Greek πυξίς (puxís), πύξος (púxos, boxwood). Doublet of Büchse (can) and Buchse (bushing, connector).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɔks/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Box f (genitive Box, plural Boxen)

  1. box (rectangular container); but not as widely used as in English, perhaps commonest for plastic boxes
  2. (electronics) loudspeaker (box-like encasing containing one or more loudspeaker devices)
  3. (equestrianism) a stall for a horse (compartment in a stable); not used for a horsebox, which is Pferdeanhänger
  4. (motor racing) pit (area for refueling and repairing)

Usage notes[edit]

  • With regard to the derived senses 2, 3, and 4, Box has become a false friend of its English etymon, box.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Box in Duden online

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Noun[edit]

Box f (plural Boxen)

  1. trousers