boa

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See also: Boa, bo'a, and bō-á

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)

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

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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

Pronunciation[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

boa

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

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