boia

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See also: BOIA and bóia

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French buie.

Noun[edit]

boia f (plural boies)

  1. buoy

Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French buie, from Frankish *baukan, from Proto-Germanic *baukną (sign).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boia f (plural boias)

  1. buoy, floater

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • boia” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.
  • boia” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • boia” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • boia” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>



Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin boia.

Noun[edit]

boia f (plural boia)

  1. executioner
  2. hangman (word game)
  3. villain, scoundrel
    • 1995 Niccolò Ammaniti, Rane e girini:
      Non erano soltanto motociclisti di periferia, ma boia insensibili assetati del suo sangue.
      They weren't just bikers from the outskirts, but ruthless executioners thirsty for his blood.

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βοείη (boeíē, ox hide), from βοῦς (boûs).[1]

Noun[edit]

boia

  1. fetter

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “boia”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  1. ^ Ayto, Word Origins

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French buie, boye, boue, from Frankish *baukan.

Noun[edit]

boia f (plural boias)

  1. float; buoy

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

boia

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of boiar
    Ele boia.
    He floats.
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of boiar
    Tu aí, boia sozinho.
    You there, float by yourself.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish بویا (boya).

Noun[edit]

boia

  1. paint