boar

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English[edit]

Sus scrofa (1)
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Etymology[edit]

Middle English boor, from Old English bār, from Proto-Germanic *baizaz (compare Dutch beer, dialectal German Bär), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoidʰ-s-o (compare Lithuanian baĩsas 'terrible apparition', Old Church Slavonic бѣсъ (bĕsĭ) 'demon'), enlargement of *bʰoidʰ-. More at bad.

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boar (plural boars)

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

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Boer

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin bovārius or boārius, from Latin bōs. Compare French bouvier, Italian boaro, Portuguese boieiro, Spanish boyero.

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boar m (plural boari)

  1. cowherd

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West Frisian[edit]

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boar c

  1. drill, bore