boppa

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English boob (slang ‘a woman's breast’), around 1600-1800.

Noun[edit]

boppa f (genitive singular boppu, plural boppur)

  1. teat
  2. wart, nipple
  3. female breast
    • fáa boppu
      suck
    • geva boppu
      give suck to, suckle, give breast to
  4. (childish) penis

Declension[edit]

f1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative boppa boppan boppur boppurnar
Accusative boppu boppuna boppur boppurnar
Dative boppu boppuni boppum boppunum
Genitive boppu boppunnar boppa boppanna

Synonyms[edit]

(breast): konubróst, bróst

Verb[edit]

at boppa (third person singular past indicative boppaði, supine boppað)

  1. to suck
  2. to suckle, to nurse, to breast-feed

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • Tórður Jóansson: English loanwords in Faroese. Tórshavn: Fannir 1997. (p. 110)