Buk

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See also: buk, BUK, búk, bûk, būk, bük, and ƀŭk

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian Бук (Buk, codename for a missile system), from бук (buk, beech tree). Doublet of beech.

Noun[edit]

Buk (plural Buks)

  1. (military) A type of self-propelled anti-aircraft missile system from the Soviet Union.
    • 1992, “New Priorities Set for Ground Forces Air Defense”‚ in Central Eurasia Joint Publications Research Service Report (Military Affairs n 40), Foreign Broadcast Information Service, p 17:
      But systems like our S-300 V, Buk-M1, Tor, and Osa actually destroyed all the targets with a single missile.
    • 2008, Aviation News v 70, Saint Leonards-on-Sea, UK: HPC Publishing, p 5:
      A photo shows that the UAVs employed by Georgia are Hermes 450s and they have reportedly been downed by Buk SAMs.
    • 2014, “Buk missile launcher, suspected in jetliner attack, requires skill to use”,[1] CBSNews.com, July 18,
      Pentagon officials say the missile likely came from an SA-11 or SA-17 launch vehicle -- otherwise known as a "Buk." Both Russia and Ukraine have Buks, as do most other former Soviet Union states and China.

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Noun[edit]

Buk n (genitive Buke, dative Buke)

  1. (in some dialects) alternative spelling of Buuk : stomach
  2. (in some dialects) alternative spelling of Buuk : belly, abdomen

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From buk (beech).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /buk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uk
  • Syllabification: Buk

Proper noun[edit]

Buk m pers or f

  1. a masculine surname
  2. a feminine surname

Declension[edit]

Masculine surname:

The feminine surname is indeclinable.


Saterland Frisian[edit]

n Buk (1) fon n Geet.
n Mon springt uur dän Buk (2).

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian *buk, from Proto-West Germanic *bukk. Cognates include West Frisian bok and German Bock.

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Buk m (plural Bukke)

  1. buck (male animal)
  2. (gymnastics) buck

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word Buk is used for any four-legged animal which doesn't have a native gendered word for their male animal.
For instance, the word can't refer to a ram, since the word Rom (ram) already exists.
However, it can refer to a male mouse (see Muzebuk (male mouse)).

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  • Rom (ram)

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References[edit]

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “Buk”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN