buď

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See also: bud, Bud, and búð

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The conjunction comes from the imperative buď, which formed from budu (I will be),[1] from Proto-Slavic *bǫdǫ (I will become, I will be), which was a future tense of *byti (to be).[2]

Conjunction[edit]

buď

  1. either

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used in the pair buď-nebo ("either-or").
  • Never used in questions, for example:
    Pojedu buď vlakem nebo autobusem.
    I'll go either by train or by bus.
    Pojedu vlakem nebo autobusem.
    I'll go by train or by bus.
    Pojedou vlakem nebo autobusem?
    Will they go by train or by bus?

Verb[edit]

buď

  1. second-person singular imperative of být

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

buď

  1. second-person singular imperative of budit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "buď(to)" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, →ISBN, page 103.
  2. ^ "budu" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, →ISBN, page 103.