boa

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See also: Boa, boà, and bō-á

English[edit]

Boa constrictor

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English boa, from Latin boa (large snake), a species of serpent mentioned in Pliny's Naturalis Historia (Natural History).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊ.ə/, (obsolete) /bɔː/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈboʊ.ə/
  • Rhymes: -əʊə

Noun[edit]

boa (plural boas or boae or (obsolete) boæ)

  1. Any of a group of large American snakes, of the genus Boa, subfamily Boinae, or family Boidae, including the boa constrictor and the emperor boa of Mexico.
  2. (plural "boas") A type of scarf typically made from feathers.
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 1, page 220:
      Do not take up your boa as if it were the rope with which you meant to hang yourself; nor wrap your shawl round you as if it were your shroud.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin boa (large snake). Doublet of boà.

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Noun[edit]

boa f (plural boes)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. scaly dragonfish (Stomias boa boa)
    Synonym: boa marina

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin boa (large snake).

Noun[edit]

boa c (singular definite boaen, plural indefinite boaer)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (item of clothing)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch boa, from Latin boa. The use for scarf derived from French boa.

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Noun[edit]

boa m (plural boa's, diminutive boaatje n)

  1. boa, snake of the genus Boa
  2. fur or plumed scarf, boa

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: boa

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bo- +‎ -a.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈboa]
  • Rhymes: -oa
  • Hyphenation: bo‧a

Adjective[edit]

boa (accusative singular boan, plural boaj, accusative plural boajn)

  1. Related by marriage (rarely used; bo- is usually a prefix).

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbo.ɑ/, [ˈbo̞.ɑ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈboːɑ/, [ˈbo̞ːɑ]
  • Rhymes: -o.ɑ
  • Syllabification: bo‧a

Noun[edit]

boa

  1. boa (snake)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of boa (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative boa boat
genitive boan boien
partitive boaa boia
illative boaan boiin
singular plural
nominative boa boat
accusative nom. boa boat
gen. boan
genitive boan boien
boainrare
partitive boaa boia
inessive boassa boissa
elative boasta boista
illative boaan boiin
adessive boalla boilla
ablative boalta boilta
allative boalle boille
essive boana boina
translative boaksi boiksi
instructive boin
abessive boatta boitta
comitative boineen
Possessive forms of boa (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person boani boamme
2nd person boasi boanne
3rd person boansa

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin boa (large snake).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa m (plural boas)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin boa (large snake).

Noun[edit]

boa f (plural boas)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

boa

  1. feminine singular of bo

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch boa, from Middle Dutch boa, from Latin boa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈboa̯]
  • Hyphenation: boa

Noun[edit]

boa (first-person possessive boaku, second-person possessive boamu, third-person possessive boanya)

  1. boa, snake of the genus Boa
  2. fur or plumed scarf, boa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin boa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔ.a/
  • Rhymes: -ɔa
  • Hyphenation: bò‧a

Noun[edit]

boa m (invariable)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Noun[edit]

boa f (plural boe)

  1. buoy

Katembri[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa

  1. moon

References[edit]

  • Čestmír Loukotka, ‎Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 88-89

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First mentioned by Pliny, of unknown origin. Folk etymology connected it to Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs, ox).[1]

Noun[edit]

boa f (genitive boae); first declension

  1. A large snake native to Roman Italy.
  2. A disease, the measles or smallpox.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative boa boae
Genitive boae boārum
Dative boae boīs
Accusative boam boās
Ablative boā boīs
Vocative boa boae

Verb[edit]

boā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of boō

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “boa”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa

  1. lie; falsehood

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa m (definite singular boaen, indefinite plural boaer, definite plural boaene)

  1. boa

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa m (definite singular boaen, indefinite plural boaer or boaar, definite plural boaene or boaane)

  1. boa

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin boa.

Noun[edit]

boa m anim (indeclinable)

  1. boa (snake)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French boa, from Latin boa.

Noun[edit]

boa n (indeclinable)

  1. feather boa

Further reading[edit]

  • boa in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • boa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bo‧a

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese bõa, from Latin bona, feminine of bonus (good).

Adjective[edit]

boa

  1. feminine singular of bom
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Noun[edit]

boa f (plural boas)

  1. an interesting story, joke or news

Interjection[edit]

boa!

  1. good one!, well done!, all right! (expresses approval, applause or admiration)

Etymology 2[edit]

From New Latin Boa, from Latin boa (large Italian snake species).

Noun[edit]

boa f (plural boas)

  1. boa (any snake of the Boa genus)
    Synonym: jiboia

Further reading[edit]

  • boa” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French boa

Noun[edit]

boa m (uncountable)

  1. boa constrictor

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin boa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa f (plural boas)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf made from feathers)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin boa

Noun[edit]

boa c

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Declension[edit]

Declension of boa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative boa boan boor boorna
Genitive boas boans boors boornas

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pourboire (tip, literally fordrink).

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Verb[edit]

boa

  1. to leave a tip; to give gratuity
    tiền boaa tip