búa

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse búa, from Proto-Germanic *būaną.

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Verb[edit]

búa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative bjó, third-person plural past indicative bjuggu, supine búið)

  1. (intransitive) to reside, to live syn.
    Ég í Þýskalandi.
    I live in Germany.
    Þar sem ég .
    In my neck of the woods.
  2. (intransitive) to run a farm or home syn.
    Hann er hættur að búa.
    He has given up farming.
  3. (transitive, governs the accusative) to prepare syn.
  4. (impersonal) used in set phrases
    Honum býr eitthvað í brjósti.
    There is something on his mind.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *būaną, whence also Old English būan, Old Frisian buwa, Old Saxon būan, Old High German būan, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌰𐌽 (bauan).

Verb[edit]

búa

  1. to reside
  2. to prepare
  3. to dress, decorate

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian: bo, bu
  • Swedish: bo

Vietnamese[edit]

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 búa on Vietnamese Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“axe”; SV: phủ)

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Noun[edit]

(classifier cái, chiếc) búa (, )

  1. a hammer
    búa tạ
    a sledgehammer
    Vui cái búa á! Cái đó mà vui gì!
    Fun my ass! That was anything but fun!