bosse

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See also: Bosse, bossé, and bøsse

Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

bosse

  1. plural of bos

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin *bottia ‎(bump)[1], of uncertain origin; possibly of Germanic (Frankish) origin. Or from a Latin root *buttia, from Latin buttis. Compare Occitan bossa, Italian boccia and bozza; cf. also Romanian bot.

Noun[edit]

bosse f ‎(plural bosses)

  1. bump (small elevated level)
  2. hump (of e.g. a camel or zebu)

Etymology 2[edit]

See bosser.

Verb[edit]

bosse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bosser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of bosser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of bosser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of bosser
  5. second-person singular imperative of bosser

References[edit]

  1. ^ (fr)(de) *bottia in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (Walther von Wartburg, 2002)

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French boce. The spelling bosse (as opposed to boce) first appears circa 1389[1]

Noun[edit]

bosse f (plural bosses)

  1. swelling; bump (for example due to injury or illness)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (boce, supplement)
  1. ^ bosse on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French), subsection 'formes'

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bus.

Noun[edit]

bosse f ‎(plural bosses)

  1. (Guernsey) bus