boce

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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