boar

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See also: Boar, boâr, and -boar

English[edit]

Sus scrofa (1)
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bor, boor, from Old English bār, from Proto-Germanic *bairaz (whence also Dutch beer, obsolete dialectal German Bär (boar)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoidʰ-s-o (compare Lithuanian baĩsas (terrible apparition), Old Church Slavonic бѣсъ (běsŭ, demon)), enlargement of *bʰoidʰ-. More at bad.

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boar (plural boars or boar)

  1. A wild boar (Sus scrofa), the wild ancestor of the domesticated pig.
  2. A male pig.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch boer

Noun[edit]

boar m (definite singular boaren, indefinite plural boarar, definite plural boarane)

  1. (historical) a Boer

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin, Late Latin bovārius or boārius (cow herder), from Latin bovārius, boārius (of cattle), from bōs. Equivalent to bou +‎ -ar. Compare Aromanian buyear, French bouvier, Italian boaro, Portuguese boieiro, Spanish boyero.

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boar m (plural boari)

  1. cowherd

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boar c (plural boaren, diminutive boarke)

  1. drill, bore

Further reading[edit]

  • boar”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

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boar

  1. hedgehog

References[edit]

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)