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
    Ég í Þýskalandi.
    I live in Germany.
    Þar sem ég .
    In my neck of the woods.
  2. (intransitive) to run a farm or home
    Hann er hættur að búa.
    He has given up farming.
  3. (transitive, governs the accusative) to prepare
  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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: búa
  • Faroese: búgva
  • Norwegian: bo, bu
  • Danish: bo
  • Old Swedish: bōa,
    • Swedish: bo
  • Middle English: buen

Vietnamese[edit]

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 búa on Vietnamese Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (ax, 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!

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