bouvier

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French buvier, from Vulgar Latin, Late Latin bovārius (cow herder), from Latin bovārius (of cattle), from bos. This form may be semi-learned, and based on bœuf, or altered from the Old French boier.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bu.vje/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bouvier m (plural bouviers)

  1. drover (person who drives cattle over long distances)
  2. herdsman, cattleman (man who raises or tends cattle)
  3. cattle dog (type of dog used for droving cattle)
  4. plowman (man who plows land with a plough)

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