boce

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbo.t͡ʃe/
  • Rhymes: -otʃe
  • Stress: bóce
  • Hyphenation: bo‧ce

Noun[edit]

boce f (plural boci)

  1. (archaic, Tuscany) Alternative form of voce
    • 1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, “Giornata seconda, Novella V [Second Day, Fifth Story]”, in Decamerone [Decameron]‎[1] (in Italian), Tommaso Hedlin, published 1527, page 40:
      ſi fece alla fineſtra, & con una boce groſſa, horribile, & fiera diſſe. Chi è laggiu? Andreuccio a quella boce levata la teſta vide uno
      He showed himself at the window, and said in a gruff, horrible and savage voice: "Who is below there?" Andreuccio, having looked up in the direction of that voice, saw someone

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔt͡sɛ/, [ˈbɔt͡sə]

Noun[edit]

boce

  1. locative singular of bok

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • boche (Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French)

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *bottia (bump), a Germanic borrowing, from Frankish *boce (knob), from Old High German bozzan (to beat), from Proto-Germanic *bautaną (to push, strike)[1]

Noun[edit]

boce m (oblique plural boces, nominative singular boces, nominative plural boce)

  1. swelling (for example, due to injury or illness)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (boce, supplement)
  1. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928-2002), “*bottia”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 10, page 469