bison

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English[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From 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). Doublet of wisent.

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Noun[edit]

bison (plural bison or (chiefly dated) bisons)

  1. A large, wild bovid of the genus Bison.

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Further reading[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 bison”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  2. 2.0 2.1 bison” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  3. 3.0 3.1 bison”, in Collins English Dictionary.
  4. ^ bison”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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French[edit]

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bison

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bison.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bison m (plural bisons, feminine bisonne)

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Russian: бизо́н (bizón) (see there for further descendants)

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English bison, from 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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbisɔn]
  • Hyphenation: bi‧son

Noun[edit]

bison (first-person possessive bisonku, second-person possessive bisonmu, third-person possessive bisonnya)

  1. bison: a large, wild bovid of the genus Bison.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Proto-Germanic *wisundaz (bison, wisent). Compare Greek βίσονας (vísonas) and Ancient Greek βίσων (bísōn), ultimately from the same Germanic source.

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Noun[edit]

bisōn m (genitive bisōntis); third declension

  1. bison (Bison bonasus)

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative bisōn bisōntēs
Genitive bisōntis bisōntum
Dative bisōntī bisōntibus
Accusative bisōntem bisōntēs
Ablative bisōnte bisōntibus
Vocative bisōn bisōntēs

Further reading[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