bou

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch bouwen.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. build

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan bou, from Latin bōvem, accusative singular of bōs, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou m (plural bous)

  1. ox

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Min Nan 武夷 (Bú-î).

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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) fisher-boat 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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References[edit]

  • bou” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • bou” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • bou” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぼう

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. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws.

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 Old English boga, from Proto-Germanic *bugô.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to bow, bend
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Etymology 4[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bou (plural bous)

  1. louse
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Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

bou (plural bous)

  1. Alternative form of bo

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Catalan bou.

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Noun[edit]

bou m (uncountable)

  1. seine fishing

Noun[edit]

bou m (plural boues)

  1. boat for seine fishing, seiner