boxen

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English boxen, replacing earlier bixen, from Old English byxen (made of boxwood), equivalent to box +‎ -en.

Adjective[edit]

boxen (comparative more boxen, superlative most boxen)

  1. Made of boxwood.
  2. Resembling box (the wood).

Etymology 2[edit]

box +‎ -en (plural marker)

A nonstandard plural of box formed by analogy with oxen. The standard plural of box is boxes; -en is no longer a plural in standard use. See -en for details.

Noun[edit]

boxen (plural)

  1. (computing, slang) Multiple computers (or occasionally a single computer), especially those running UNIX.
    • 1996, Siu Ha Vivian Chu, DEC vt320 → linux boxen in comp.os.linux.networking
      i can't seem to find any how-to regarding connecting a terminal to a linux boxen via parallel port...
    • 2002, Gregory Seidman, serving debian to redhat boxen in muc.lists.debian.user
      Furthermore, it is necessary that all four Linux boxen have the same development environment...

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Catalan[edit]

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boxen

  1. Third-person plural present indicative form of boxar.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English box.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔksn̩/, /ˈbɔksən/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

boxen (third-person singular simple present boxt, past tense boxte, past participle geboxt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to box (strike with the fists)

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

boxen (past participle geboxt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to box

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