bøje

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See also: boje, Boje, bojë, bóje, and Bøje

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɔjə/, [ˈb̥ʌɪ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German boie, Middle Dutch boeye, from Old French buie (fetter, chain) (French bouée). This word is probably borrowed from Frankish *baukn, cognate with English beacon and Old Frisian bāken. Doublet of bavn and båke).

Noun[edit]

bøje c (singular definite bøjen, plural indefinite bøjer)

  1. buoy
Inflection[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Faroese: boya f

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse beygja (to bend), from Proto-Germanic *baugijaną, cognate with German beugen. A causative of *beuganą, *būganą.

Verb[edit]

bøje (imperative bøj, infinitive at bøje, present tense bøjer, past tense bøjede, perfect tense har bøjet)

  1. (transitive and intransitive) to bend
  2. (grammar) to inflect
  3. (reflexive) to bow
    Bøj dig for kongen!
    Bow before the king!
    Jeg bøjer mig for din erfaring.
    I bow to your experience.

Inflection[edit]