boei

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch boei.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bui̯/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

boei (plural boeie, diminutive boeitjie)

  1. buoy

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch boeye, from Old French boie (fetter, chain, clog), from Latin boia ((leather) collar, band, fetter).

Noun[edit]

boei f (plural boeien, diminutive boeitje n)

  1. buoy
  2. shackle
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: boei
  • Negerhollands: boei
  • Indonesian: bui (prison)
  • Papiamentu: bui, boei
  • Sranan Tongo: bui

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

boei

  1. first-person singular present indicative of boeien
  2. imperative of boeien