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]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin būfo (toad).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈbufo/
  • Hyphenation: bu‧fo
  • Rhymes: -ufo

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]

  • bufo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • bufo in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • bufo in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • bufo in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel, “bufo”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008, →ISBN, pages 76

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *būfus, from Latin *būfō, from Faliscan *būfō. 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
    Eu bufo.
    I puff.

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

bufo

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