boei

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch boeitjie

Noun[edit]

boei (plural boeie, diminutive boeitjie)

  1. buoy

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bui̯/, [bui̯]
  • Rhymes: -ui̯
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: boei

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]
  • Sranan Tongo: bui

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

boei

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