boto

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See also: botó and bötö

English[edit]

A boto

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese boto ‎(boto), of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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”, New York Times:
      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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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

boto

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of botre

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English boot, French botte.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. boot

Fijian[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto

  1. frog

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bōtō

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐍉𐍄𐍉

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)
  • desbotizar ‎(to put boots on, boot)

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰewdʰ-

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

Noun[edit]

boto m

  1. messenger, envoy

Descendants[edit]


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)
  2. (loosely) any dolphin, especially a freshwater one
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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)
  2. dull; slow (unable to think quickly)
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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]

Verb[edit]

boto

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌸𐍃 ‎(bauþs).

Adjective[edit]

boto m ‎(feminine singular 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]

Noun[edit]

boto

  1. boat

Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

boto m (plural boti)

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