bote

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See also: Bote, boté, bóte, böte, and botë

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle English bōte (advantage, benefit, profit; relief, salvation; atonement, amends, expiation; cure), from Old English bōt (help, relief, advantage, remedy; compensation for an injury or wrong; (peace) offering, recompense, amends, atonement, reformation, penance, repentance), from Proto-Germanic *bōtō (recompense). Doublet of boot (inherited from the same Middle English word).

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Noun[edit]

bote (plural botes) (law, historical)

  1. The atonement, compensation, amends, satisfaction; as, manbote, a compensation for a man slain.
  2. A privilege or allowance of necessaries, especially in feudal times.
  3. A right to take wood from property not one's own.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used to form compounds indicating a right to take wood only for a specific purpose.

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References[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bote in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

  • Middle English Dictionary

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Afrikaans[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bote

  1. plural of boot

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish bote (boat), from Old English bāt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bo‧te

Noun[edit]

bote

  1. a lifeboat

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English bōt, from Proto-Germanic *bōtō.

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Noun[edit]

bote (plural botes or boten)

  1. Help, advantage, benefit; that which is good, helpful, or relieving:
    • Heo lufeden bi wurten, bi moren, and bi rote; nas þer nan oðer boten. — Layamon's Brut, 1275
    1. Saving or extrication from distress or danger; something or someone which provides it.
    2. Salvation (release or rescue from eternal punishment), or one who acts as salvation
    3. An avenue of escape; a method through which one can release themself from danger.
    4. Utility, usefulness; that which is useful, expedient, or suitable.
    5. A reprieve or the offering of forgiveness from punishment or danger.
  2. Activity done as redress or recompense for (one's or another's) sins; expiation.
    • Iesu [] For synne þat hath my soule bounde, Let þi blessed blood be my bote. — Iesu þat art hevene
  3. Mirth, gladness; the feeling or emotion of being happy and joyful.
  4. The quelling, curing, or expurgation of disease or sickness; medical recovery.
  5. (rare) Recompense, amends or compensation; behaviour in return for one's wrongs.
  6. (rare) An extra, augment, or addition; something to boot.
  7. (rare) A medicinal or pharmaceutical cure or remedy; something used to quell disease.
  8. (rare) Repair work; the act of fixing structures or buildings.
    • Þey shulde..do bote to brugges þat to-broke were. — Pier's Plowman, 1400
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Old French bote (Modern French botte); ultimately of Germanic origin.

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Noun[edit]

bote (plural botes)

  1. A boot or similar item of footwear; a shoe with a cover for part of the leg.
  2. (rare) A cover for the leg.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English bāt.

Noun[edit]

bote

  1. Alternative form of bot (boat)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old English bōtian.

Verb[edit]

bote

  1. Alternative form of boten (to resolve)

Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

bote f (oblique plural botes, nominative singular bote, nominative plural botes)

  1. boot (specifically, a high-sided leather shoe that also covers the bottom of the leg)

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Latin buttis.

Noun[edit]

bote f (oblique plural botes, nominative singular bote, nominative plural botes)

  1. cask; barrel

Etymology 3[edit]

See bat.

Noun[edit]

bote m (oblique plural botes, nominative singular botes, nominative plural bote)

  1. Alternative form of bat

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bote, supplement)

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French bot, from Middle English boot, from Old English bāt.

Noun[edit]

bote m (plural botes)

  1. rowing boat (boat propelled only by oars)
  2. (by extension) any small boat
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Etymology 2[edit]

From botar (to put; to lay).

Noun[edit]

bote m (plural botes)

  1. (biology) an animal’s sudden thrust forward towards its prey
  2. (figuratively) a sudden attack
  3. (Brazil, soccer) a goalkeeper’s jump to catch the ball
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Verb[edit]

bote

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of botar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of botar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of botar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of botar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English bāt

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bote m (plural botes)

  1. boat
  2. vessel, container
  3. jackpot (large cash prize)

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Verb[edit]

bote

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of botar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of botar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of botar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of botar.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of botelya

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Noun[edit]

bote

  1. bottle

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Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bote

  1. plural of bota