boto

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See also: botó, bôto, bōto, bōtō, and bötö

English[edit]

A boto

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese boto (boto), of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto (plural botos)

  1. Inia geoffrensis, a species of freshwater dolphin endemic to the Amazon river system
    • 2008 April 1, Henry Fountain, “Carrying a Torch, or at Least Sprigs of Grass”, in New York Times[1]:
      But in a group where one boto puts on a display, there was much more tail-whacking, biting and other aggressive behavior among the males.

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Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

boto

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of botre

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish voto.

Noun[edit]

boto

  1. vote

Verb[edit]

boto

  1. to vote

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto

  1. Misspelling of buto.

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English boot, French botte.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

boto (accusative singular boton, plural botoj, accusative plural botojn)

  1. boot

Fijian[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto

  1. frog

Galician[edit]

Boto or arroaz boto

Etymology 1[edit]

Either onomatopoeic, or from the same Germanic origin as Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌸𐍃 (bauþs).[1] Compare Dutch bot (blunt, dull).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto m (plural botos)

  1. Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus)
    Synonym: arroaz boto

Adjective[edit]

boto m (feminine singular bota, masculine plural botos, feminine plural botas)

  1. blunt, dull

Etymology 2[edit]

From bota.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto m (plural botos)

  1. wineskin, waterskin

References[edit]

  • boto” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • boto” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • boto” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • boto” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991) , “boto”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bōtō

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐍉𐍄𐍉

Hawaiian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ilocano boto (penis).

Noun[edit]

boto

  1. penis, male genital

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto boto, English boot, French botte, Russian боти́нок (botínok), Spanish bota.

Noun[edit]

boto (plural boti)

  1. boot

Derived terms[edit]

  • boteto (short boot, half-boot; shoe)
  • botizar (to put boots on, boot)

Javanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bata.

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Old High German biotan (to offer, send, command).

Noun[edit]

boto m

  1. messenger, envoy

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Bote

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch boot and Portuguese bote and Spanish bote

Noun[edit]

boto

  1. boat, ship, vessel

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Nouns and adjective:

Verb:

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto m (plural botos)

  1. boto (Inia geoffrensis, a freshwater dolphin of the Amazon)
    Synonym: tucuxi
  2. (loosely) any dolphin, especially a freshwater one
    Synonyms: delfim, golfinho

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

boto m (feminine singular bota, masculine plural botos, feminine plural botas, comparable)

  1. dull (lacking a sharp edge or point)
    Synonyms: cego, embotado, rombo
  2. dull; slow (unable to think quickly)
    Synonyms: devagar, embotado, lento

Etymology 3[edit]

From Konkani [script needed] (bhat), from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhaṭṭa).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto m (plural botos)

  1. (Hinduism) Bhat (Brahmin who has learned all the four Vedas)

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

boto

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of botar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish [Term?], from Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌸𐍃 (bauþs).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboto/, [ˈbo.t̪o]

Adjective[edit]

boto (feminine bota, masculine plural botos, feminine plural botas)

  1. blunt

Verb[edit]

boto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of botar.

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “English or Dutch?”)

Noun[edit]

boto

  1. boat

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish voto.

Noun[edit]

bóto

  1. vote
  2. vow

Derived terms[edit]

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Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto m (plural boti)

  1. explosion, bang
  2. thud, thump
  3. toll (of a bell)