bou

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch bouwen, from Middle Dutch bouwen, from Old Dutch buwan, from Proto-Germanic *būaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bœu̯/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

bou (present bou, present participle bouende, past participle gebou)

  1. to build

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou (uncountable)

  1. building, construction (activity of building)
  2. structure

Aiwoo[edit]

Verb[edit]

bou

  1. to fear

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Aromanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bōvem, accusative singular of bōs, possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *bovum. Compare Daco-Romanian bou.

Noun[edit]

bou m (plural boi)

  1. ox

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin bōvem, accusative singular of bōs.

Noun[edit]

bou m (plural bous)

  1. ox
  2. bullock, steer
  3. the edible crab (Cancer pagurus)
    Synonym: bou de mar
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek βόλος (bólos).

Noun[edit]

bou m (plural bous)

  1. seine fishing
Descendants[edit]
  • Galician: bou

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Min Nan 武夷 (Bú-î).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou m (plural bous)

  1. type of Chinese tea

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Catalan bou, idem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou m (plural bous)

  1. (fishing) pair trawling
  2. (fishing) trawler used for pair trawling
    Se vou a Bueu nun bou, vou. Se non vou nun bou, non vou. [sɪˈβowɐβuˈewnumˈbowˈβow sɪnʊmˈbownum'bownʊm'bow]
    [A Galician tongue-twister]: If I'll go to Bueu in a bou, I'll go; but if I won't go in a bou, I won't go.

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぼう

Marshallese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou

  1. a dragonfly

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Mòcheno[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German , , wār, from Old High German hwār, from Proto-West Germanic *hwār, from Proto-Germanic *hwar (where). Cognate with German wo, English where.

Adverb[edit]

bou

  1. where

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Old Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bōvem, accusative singular of bōs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou m (oblique plural bous, nominative singular bous, nominative plural bou)

  1. ox

Descendants[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bōvem, accusative singular of bōs, possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *bovum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou m (plural boi)

  1. ox
  2. (colloquial) idiot
    Synonyms: idiot, tâmpit, prost

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Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [buː]
  • (Southern Scots) IPA(key): [bʌu]
  • (North Northern Scots) IPA(key): [puː]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse (farming, a farm, farm stock).

Noun[edit]

bou (plural bous)

  1. (agriculture) stock or herd of cattle; farmhouse, village
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse bógr.

Noun[edit]

bou (plural bous)

  1. (nautical) bow

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English bowe, from Old English boga, from Proto-West Germanic *bogō.

Verb[edit]

bou (third-person singular simple present bous, present participle bouin, simple past boued, past participle boued)

  1. to bow, bend
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bou (plural bous)

  1. louse
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou (plural bous)

  1. Alternative form of bo

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Catalan bou. Doublet of buey and bife.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou m (uncountable)

  1. seine fishing

Noun[edit]

bou m (plural boues)

  1. boat for seine fishing, seiner

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Ternate[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Malay bau (smell).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou

  1. an odor, an unpleasant smell

Verb[edit]

bou

  1. (intransitive) to smell bad, to stink

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of bou
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st tobou fobou mibou
2nd nobou nibou
3rd Human oboum, mobouf ibou, yobou
Non-human ibou ibou, yobou
* m - masculine, f - feminine, - archaic

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh