boba

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 波霸 (bōbà).

Noun[edit]

boba (uncountable)

  1. Small, usually black, balls of tapioca used in beverages, which are generally consumed through a large straw.
  2. A beverage containing these balls of tapioca.

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bóba f stress pattern 1

  1. old woman
  2. woman
  3. wife

References[edit]

  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, 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 f

  1. feminine form of bobo

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

boba

  1. feminine form of bobo