boba

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See also: bộ ba and боба

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese 波霸 (bōbà), from Cantonese 波霸 (bo1 baa3, breast[s], tapioca pearl[s]), from (bo1) transcribing English ball and (baa3, chief, top).

Noun[edit]

boba (countable and uncountable, plural bobas)

  1. Synonym of tapioca pearl.
  2. Short for boba tea.

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Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *bā́ˀbāˀ. Cognate with Proto-Slavic *baba (old woman).

Noun[edit]

bóba f stress pattern 1

  1. old woman
  2. woman
  3. wife

References[edit]

  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 32
  • boba in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boba

  1. genitive singular of bob
  2. nominative dual of bob
  3. accusative dual of bob

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

boba

  1. Feminine singular of adjective bobo.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

boba (Cyrillic spelling боба)

  1. genitive singular of bob

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

boba

  1. Feminine singular of adjective bobo.