boa

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English[edit]

Boa constrictor

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

boa ‎(plural boas or boae)

  1. Any of a group of large American snakes, of the genus Boa, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico, and the chevalier boa of Peru.
  2. (plural "boas") A type of scarf typically made from feathers.

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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa f, m ‎(plural boa's, diminutive [please provide])

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

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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]

  • Hyphenation: bo‧a
  • IPA(key): /ˈbo̞ːɑ/

Noun[edit]

boa

  1. boa (snake)

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa m ‎(plural boas)

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

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Italian[edit]

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]

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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.

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. first-person singular present active imperative of boō

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Polish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin boa

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Noun[edit]

boa m anim ‎(indeclinable)

  1. boa (snake)

Etymology 2[edit]

From French boa, from Latin boa

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa n ‎(indeclinable)

  1. boa (feather boa)

External links[edit]

  • boa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

boa f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective 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)
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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa m ‎(plural boas)

  1. boa (snake)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

boa c

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

Declension[edit]

Inflection 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

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boa

  1. to leave a tip to; to tip (to give gratuity)

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