bua

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Childish variant of buba ‎(pimple), from Medieval Latin būbō ‎(bubo), from Ancient Greek βουβών ‎(boubṓn, groin, swelling).

Noun[edit]

bua f ‎(plural bues)

  1. pimple
  2. (childish) badness
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of gúa.

Noun[edit]

bua f ‎(plural bues)

  1. (archaic, nautical, metrology) A unit of length used in measuring ships. Approximately the same as a yard, it was defined as 4 pams ‎(spans).

See also[edit]

  • cana ‎(fathom)
  • pam ‎(span)

Gagauz[edit]

Noun[edit]

bua ‎(definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. ox

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier buadh, from Old Irish búaid; compare Scottish Gaelic buaidh, Breton buz, Welsh budd.

Noun[edit]

bua m ‎(genitive singular bua, nominative plural buanna)

  1. (sports, competition) victory, win
  2. talent, gift, faculty, forte (ability)
  3. merit
  4. destiny

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bua

  1. analytic subjunctive form of buaigh

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bua bhua mbua
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

"bua" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bua f ‎(plural bue)

  1. (childish) pain, discomfort

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeia

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bua f ‎(genitive buae); first declension

  1. The sound made by infants when asking for their drink; baba.

Related terms[edit]

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