buit (plural [please provide])
- 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.
From Old Catalan buit, from Old Occitan (compare Occitan voide, void, vued), from Vulgar Latin *vŏcĭtus (compare French vide, Old French vuit, Italian vuoto), itself related to vocuus, from Latin vacuus, or perhaps a participle of a Vulgar Latin verb *vŏcāre, *vŏcĕre as a variant of Latin vacō, vacāre (“be empty”) (or alternatively a variant of vacĭtus as a participle of a *vacĕre).
buit m (plural buits)
16th century, from Middle Low German büte, whence also German Beute and eventually all other related forms. Of uncertain ultimate origin; possibly a Celtic borrowing, from Proto-Celtic *boudi (“victory, booty, spoils”). If so, related to the name of Boudica, a British Celtic queen.
- IPA(key): /bœy̯t/
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- Rhymes: -œy̯t
buit m (uncountable)