bison

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English[edit]

American bison (Bison bison)
European bison (Bison bonasus)

Etymology[edit]

Middle English bisontes (plural), from Old French bison, from Latin bisōn, bisōnt- (wild ox), from Proto-Germanic *wisundaz (wild ox, aurochs), from Proto-Indo-European *wisAn- (aurochs, aurochs horn), from Proto-Indo-European *weys- (to flow, melt). Akin to Old High German wisunt (bison), German Wisent (bison), Old English wesend, wusend (bison, buffalo, wild ox), Middle Dutch wēsent (wild ox).

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Noun[edit]

bison (plural bison or (chiefly dated) bisons)

  1. A wild ox, Bison bonasus.
    Synonyms: wisent, European bison
  2. A similar American animal, Bison bison else Bos americanus or Bisonte americano.
    Synonyms: American bison, buffalo (imprecise)

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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bison

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Noun[edit]

bison m (plural bisons)

  1. buffalo (North American bison)
  2. wisent (European bison)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίσων (bísōn), from Proto-Germanic *wisundaz (wild ox, aurochs)

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Noun[edit]

bisōn m (genitive bisōntis); third declension

  1. bison

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bisōn bisōntēs
genitive bisōntis bisōntum
dative bisōntī bisōntibus
accusative bisōntem bisōntēs
ablative bisōnte bisōntibus
vocative bisōn bisōntēs

References[edit]

  • bison in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bison in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bison, from Latin bisōn, bisōnt- (wild ox), from Proto-Germanic *wisundaz (wild ox, aurochs).

Noun[edit]

bison f (plural bisons)

  1. (Jersey) bison