bowsome

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Early Scots (c. 1375) bowsum (obedient, compliant), from Northern Middle English buȝsom, from early Middle English buhsum (cf. buxom), from Old English būgan (to bend), from Proto-Germanic *beuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰūgʰ- (to bend). Equivalent to bow +‎ -some.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bowsome (comparative mair bowsome, superlative maist bowsome)

  1. (archaic) Characterised or marked by bowing or obedience; (by extension) compliant; willing.