buey

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *boem, from Latin bovem, accusative singular of bōs, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws.

Noun[edit]

buey m (Latin spelling)

  1. ox, steer

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *boem for Latin bovem (compare Italian bue), accusative singular of bōs, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws. The variant güey represents a neutralization of the clusters /bw/ and /gw/.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbwei/, [ˈbwei̯]

Noun[edit]

buey m (plural bueyes)

  1. ox, bullock, steer
  2. (Mexico, colloquial slang) guy, dumb, dude, cuckold (depends on context and intonation, also denotes surprise, colloquially pronounced güey)
  3. (Puerto Rico) packet, arm and a leg (large amount of money)

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