boia

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See also: BOIA and bóia

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.
      please add this translation if you can

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

boia

  1. fetter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ayto, Word Origins

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  1. bóia (superseded)

Noun[edit]

boia f (plural boias)

  1. float; buoy

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