bufo

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See also: Bufo, bufó, and bufò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From translingual Bufo marinus (now Rhinella marina), the cane toad, from Latin būfo (toad).

Noun[edit]

bufo (plural bufos)

  1. (Hawaii, slang) toad, frog

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

bufo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of bufar

Esperanto[edit]

Esperanto Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin būfo (toad). Compare Italian buffone, Spanish bufón, Hawaiian English bufo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbufo]
  • Audio:
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  • Rhymes: -ufo
  • Hyphenation: bu‧fo

Noun[edit]

bufo (accusative singular bufon, plural bufoj, accusative plural bufojn)

  1. toad

See also[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin būfo (toad).

Noun[edit]

bufo

  1. toad

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably loaned from a different Italic language such as Oscan, where the word could have referred to any creeping small animal such as a hamster. The connection with Proto-Slavic *žaba (toad) is uncertain, as the initial vowel cannot reflect a common Indo-European origin.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

būfō m (genitive būfōnis); third declension

  1. a toad

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative būfō būfōnēs
Genitive būfōnis būfōnum
Dative būfōnī būfōnibus
Accusative būfōnem būfōnēs
Ablative būfōne būfōnibus
Vocative būfō būfōnēs

Descendants[edit]

  • English: bufo
  • Italian: buffone
  • Sicilian: buffa
  • Spanish: bufón
  • Translingual: Bufo

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “bufo”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 76

Old Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bufo m

  1. Alternative form of buho
    • c. 1275, Alfonso X, General Estoria, primera parte , (ed. by Pedro Sánchez Prieto-Borja, Alcalá de Henares: Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, 2002):
      Del comer de las aves. De las aves, que son otrossí las animalias del tercero elemento, les dixo assí, que nin comiessen águila [...] nin aztor nin bufo nin...
      On the eating of birds. Regarding birds, which are moreover the third element animals, He told them thus: they should not eat neither eagle, [...] nor goshawk, nor owl, nor...

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbu.fu/, [ˈbu.fu]

  • Hyphenation: bu‧fo

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese bufo, from Vulgar Latin *būfus (cognates include Spanish búho), itself either from Latin *būfō, from Faliscan *būfō, or more likely of onomatopoetic origin; cf. also Ancient Greek βοῦφος (boûphos). Compare to Latin būbō.

Noun[edit]

bufo m (plural bufos)

  1. Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo)
    Synonym: corujão
  2. (Portugal, slang) police informant
    Synonyms: delator, informante

Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian buffo (comical).

Adjective[edit]

bufo m (feminine singular bufa, masculine plural bufos, feminine plural bufas, comparable)

  1. (of an actor or plot) comical or burlesque
    Synonyms: burlesco, cómico

Etymology 3[edit]

From bufar (to puff).

Noun[edit]

bufo m (plural bufos)

  1. an instance of puffing
    Synonym: bufada

Verb[edit]

bufo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of bufar

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bufo m (plural bufos)

  1. buffo

Verb[edit]

bufo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of bufar.

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