- the Bug River, flowing northwest 450 mi. between Belarus and Poland.
- the Bug River in the Ukraine, flowing 530 mi. to the Dnieper estuary.
Bug (plural Bugs)
From Middle High German buoc (“animal shoulder”), from Old High German buog (“animal shoulder”), from Proto-Germanic *bōguz (“arm; shoulder”). The common contemporary meaning (“bow”) stems via German Low German from cognate Middle Low German bôch, from Old Saxon bōg. More at bough.
- IPA(key): /buːk/ (standard)
- IPA(key): /buːx/ (northern and central Germany; becoming rare for this particular word)
- Rhymes: -uːk, -uːx
- Homophone: Buch (substandard)
- (nautical) bow, prow (of a ship)
- nose (of an aircraft)
- shoulder joint (of an animal)
- joist, joint (in woodwork)
Bug m inan
- the Bug river