boxen

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

From box (computer) +‎ -en (archaic plural suffix), by analogy with VAXen.[1]

Noun[edit]

boxen

  1. (nonstandard, humorous) plural of box (computer)
    • 2004, Joel Spolsky, chapter 40, in Joel on Software, Apress, →ISBN, page 287:
      Reality: Sun and HP are hardware companies. They make boxen.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “boxen”, in FOLDOC[1], (Please provide a date or year)

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

boxen

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of boxar

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English box.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to box (strike with the fists)
    • 1769, Henry Brooke, “Herrn Brookens vornehmer Thor; oder Heinrichs Grafen von Moreland Geschichte. Aus dem Englischen. I Theil. [The Fool of Quality; or, The History of Henry, Earl of Moreland]”, in Landbibliothek zu einem angenehmen und lehrreichen Zeitvertreibe aus verschiedenen Sprachen zusammengetragen, volume 16, Leipzig: M. G. Weidmanns Erben und Reich, page 275–276:
      „Wozu soll ich mich ausziehen?“ saget Thoms.
      „Zum Bocksen:“ antwortet Heinrich.
      „Warum wolltest du dich mit mir bocksen, Heinz? Ich habe dich ja gewiß nicht geschlagen:“ sagete Thoms.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Further reading[edit]

  • boxen” in Duden online
  • boxen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

boxen (third-person singular present boxt, past participle geboxt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to box

Conjugation[edit]

Regular
infinitive boxen
participle geboxt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular boxen
2nd singular box box
3rd singular boxt
1st plural boxen
2nd plural boxt boxt
3rd plural boxen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.