bo

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Imitative.

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bo

  1. An exclamation used to startle or frighten.

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably a shortening of boy.

Noun[edit]

bo (plural bos)

  1. (US, slang) Fellow, chap, boy.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 255:
      ‘Never heard of him,’ he smiled. ‘On your way, bo.’

Etymology 3[edit]

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From Japanese (), from Middle Chinese (bǽwng, staff, club) (compare modern Chinese (bàng)).

Noun[edit]

bo (plural bos)

  1. (martial arts) A quarterstaff, especially in an oriental context.

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch boven

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bo

  1. above

Preposition[edit]

bo

  1. above

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan bon, from Latin bonus, from Old Latin duenos, later duonus, from Proto-Italic *dwenos, from Proto-Indo-European *dew- (to show favor, revere). Numerous cognates include French bon and Portuguese bom.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bo (feminine bona, masculine plural bons, feminine plural bones)

  1. good

Usage notes[edit]

The form bon is used as the masculine singular form when the adjective precedes the noun, and bo is used in all other cases.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. arm wrestling

Verb[edit]

bo

  1. to arm-wrestle

Cuiba[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. home, house

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bo.

Conjunction[edit]

bo

  1. (dialectal) as, since, because

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • bo in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • bo in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse , from Old Norse búa (to reside).

Noun[edit]

bo n (singular definite boet, plural indefinite boer)

  1. estate (the property of a deceased person)
  2. den, nest
  3. abode, home
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse búa (to reside).

Verb[edit]

bo (imperative bo, infinitive at bo, present tense bor, past tense boede, perfect tense har boet)

  1. live, reside, dwell
    Hun bor i London.
    She lives in London.
  2. stay, stop (Can we verify(+) this sense?)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of boterham..

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /boː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oː

Noun[edit]

bo m (plural bo's, diminutive boke n)

  1. (Belgium) sandwich

Duvle[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. fire

Further reading[edit]

Bill Palmer, The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area (→ISBN, 2017), page 531, table 95, Comparative basic vocabulary in Lakes Plain Languages


Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo (accusative singular bo-on, plural bo-oj, accusative plural bo-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B/b.

See also[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bōs, bōvem, probably through Vulgar Latin *boem.

Noun[edit]

bo m (plural bûs)

  1. ox

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese bõo, from Latin bonus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bo m (feminine singular boa, masculine plural bos, feminine plural boas)

  1. good

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • bo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • bo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • bo” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • bo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Guinea-Bissau Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Portuguese vós. Cognates with Kabuverdianu bo.

Pronoun[edit]

bo

  1. you (second person singular).
  2. you (second person plural)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Portuguese bom. Cognates with Kabuverdianu bon.

Adjective[edit]

bo

  1. good

Gunwinggu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. water
  2. liquid

Derived Terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Lynette Frances Oates, A Tentative Description of the Gunwinggu Language (1964)
  • Steven and Narelle Etherington, Kunwinjku Kunwok: A Short Introduction to Kunwinjku Language and Society (third edition, 1998)

Italian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bo

  1. Alternative spelling of boh

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese vós.

Pronoun[edit]

bo

  1. you (second person singular).

Kalasha[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit बहु (bahu), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰn̥ǵʰús. Cognate with Hindi बहुत (bahut).

Adverb[edit]

bo

  1. very

Adjective[edit]

bo

  1. many, a lot

Kurdish[edit]

Preposition[edit]

bo

  1. for

Derived terms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bo (Zhuyin ˙ㄅㄛ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of
  3. Pinyin transcription of
  4. Pinyin transcription of

bo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mawes[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. water

Further reading[edit]


Nabak[edit]

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. pig

References[edit]

  • Corinna Handschuh, A typology of marked-S languages

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German behof (compare with behov)

Noun[edit]

bo (indeclinable) (idiomatic use only)

  1. (uncountable, usually with ha) a need
    Jeg har bo for en hammer.
    I could use a hammer.
Usage notes[edit]

A noun not commonly used.

Synonyms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Danish bo, from Old Norse (settled area, town) (compare alternative form bu). Akin to bod (store room, booth) and the verb bo (to live).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • bu (Nynorsk also)

Noun[edit]

bo n (definite singular boet, indefinite plural bo, definite plural boa or boene)

  1. one's home (mainly idiomatic)
    De giftet seg og satte bo.
    They married and settled down/built their home.
  2. estate
    Å skifte et bo.
    To divide an estate.
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
See combined section below.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Danish bo, from Old Norse búa (to prepare, finish, make preparations, equip), cognate with Old English būan, Old Frisian buwa, Old Saxon būan and Old High German būan (whence German bauen).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • bu (Nynorsk also)

Verb[edit]

bo (imperative bo, present tense bor, simple past bodde, past participle bodd, present participle boende)

  1. to live (have permanent residence), stay
    Hvor bor du (hen)?
    Where do you live?
    Jeg vet hvor du bor.
    I know where you live.
    Hvor lenge blir du boende.
    How long will you be staying?
  2. to be, to dwell, to be in
    Husk at all skjønnhet på jord bor i de evige ord: Jeg elsker deg.
    Remember that all beauty on Earth dwells in those eternal words: I love you.
    (Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson)
    Du aner ikke hva som virkelig bor i henne.
    You have no idea what she's really like.
    (literally: "you have no idea what really dwells in her")
Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

(Noun and verb)

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German behof (compare behov)

Noun[edit]

bo (indeclinable) (idiomatic use only)

  1. (uncountable, usually with ha) a need
    Eg har bo for ein hammar.
    I could use a hammer.

Usage notes[edit]

A noun not commonly used.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (West dialect)

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bo n

  1. (East dialect) dwelling

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese vós and Spanish vos and Kabuverdianu bo.

Pronoun[edit]

bo

  1. you (second person singular).

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

bo

  1. because
  2. or (else)
    Wstawaj już, bo spóźnisz się do szkoły!
    Get up now or you'll be late at school!

Further reading[edit]

  • bo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovene[edit]

Verb[edit]

bo

  1. third-person singular future form of biti.

Spanish[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bo

  1. (Uruguay, colloquial) hey, mate, dude

Synonyms[edit]


Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of ben and o.

Particle[edit]

bo

  1. Marker for the irrealis mood.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bow.

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. bow, arch

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

bo

  1. (intransitive) live; dwell; to have permanent residence
    Jag vill bo i en stor stad.
    I want to live in a big city.
Conjugation[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bo n

  1. nest; the place where certain animals live, in particular birds.
    fågelbo
    bird’s nest
  2. a home (the inventory that turns a place into a home)
  3. c (only in compounds) a person living in given city (e.g. Londonbo) or way (sambo, särbo)
Usage notes[edit]
  • The use of "bo" as a shorthand for "bostad" and "boende" (housing) goes back at least to the 1920s, for example in the name of trade expos like "Bygge och Bo" (1925).
Declension[edit]
Declension of bo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bo boet bon bona
Genitive bos boets bons bonas

Alternative form for the definite singular: bot/bots.

Declension of bo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bo bon bor borna
Genitive bos bons bors bornas
Related terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Tasmanian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bo

  1. I

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • N.J.B. Plomley (1976) A word-list of the Tasmanian aboriginal languages[1]

Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *boem, from Latin bos, bovem.

Noun[edit]

bo m (invariable)

  1. ox

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Chemical element
B Previous: beri (Be)
Next: cacbon (C)

From French bore.

Noun[edit]

bo

  1. boron

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

bo

  1. Alternative form of boa (to leave a tip)

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bo

  1. (literary) third-person singular present subjunctive of bod

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bo fo mo unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Xhosa[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-bo

  1. Combining stem of bona.

Zulu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-bo

  1. Combining stem of bona.