bosta

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Celtic, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷew- (excrement; dung) + the suffix *-st-;[1] Compare German Kot (feces), Welsh budr (filthy).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈbɔsta̝/

Noun[edit]

bosta f (plural bostas)

  1. dung, manure (of cattle).
    • 1671, Gabriel Feixoo de Araúxo, Entremés famoso sobre da pesca do río Miño, page 19:
      Vou correndo pola posta si acho xantar que comer que aínda á tarde hei de esparxer unha gran pilla de bosta
      I hurry to get to the post, to see if I can have some dinner, because this afternoon yet I must spread a large pile of dung

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Related terms[edit]

  • bouta (a mixture of cow feces and water once used as a sealant).

References[edit]

  • bosta” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • bosta” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • bosta” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>
  1. ^ Julián Santano Moreno, "Celtibérico boustom, iberorromance busto, “pastizal, vacada” y bosta “boñiga”", Nouvelle Revue d’Onomastique, n° 56, 2014, p. 227-262.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from bostal, from Late Latin bostār, from *bostāre (corral)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bosta f (plural bostas)

  1. (vulgar, slang) shit

References[edit]

  1. ^ José Pedro Machado, Dicionário Etimológico da Língua Portuguesa, 1995

Slovene[edit]

Verb[edit]

bosta

  1. second-person dual future form of biti.
  2. third-person dual future form of biti.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bosta f (plural bostas)

  1. manure