boet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Afrikaans boet (brother, comrade), 1908, Dutch regional (Zeeland and West Flemish) boet (boy, youth) (from the second half of the 19th century), probably a hypocoristic form of broeder (brother).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boet (plural boets)

  1. (South Africa, informal) A brother, often prefixed informally to a man’s first name.
  2. (South Africa, informal) As a familiar form of address: pal, mate.

References[edit]

  • OED Draft Entry December 2004

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

boet n

  1. singular definite of bo

Verb[edit]

boet

  1. past participle of bo

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

boet

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of boeten
  2. imperative of boeten

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

boet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of boō

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

boet

  1. definite singular of bo