buf

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See also: BUF and büf

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *būfus (owl). Compare archaic Romanian buf, Spanish búho.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buf m (indefinite plural bufë, definite singular bufi, definite plural bufët)

  1. owl

Declension[edit]


Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *būfus. Cognate to Romanian buf and Megleno-Romanian buf. Less likely from Greek μπούφος (boúfos, eagle owl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buf m (plural buhi)

  1. owl

References[edit]

  • Cunia, Tiberius (2010), "buf" in Dictsiunar a Limbãljei Armãneascã, Constanța: Cartea Aromãnã

Megleno-Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *būfus. Compare to Romanian buf, Aromanian buf, Macedonian був (buv) and Bulgarian бух (buh, eagle owl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buf m (plural buf)

  1. owl

Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *būfus. Cognate to Aromanian buf and Megleno-Romanian buf. The similar terms, also in the significantly less Slavic-contact language Aromanian, speak clearly in favor of a common etymology before the dispersal of Proto-Romanian. The derivation from buh is ruled out because [h] does not change to [f] in variant formation with the only exception of preceding another consonant. Compare further to Macedonian був (buv) and Bulgarian бух (buh, eagle owl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buf m (plural bufi)

  1. (archaic) owl

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

¡buf!

  1. expresses unpleasantness