buit

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch buit, from Middle Low German büte.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buit (uncountable)

  1. booty, spoil

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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)[1] (or alternatively a variant of vacĭtus as a participle of a *vacĕre).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

buit (feminine buida, masculine plural buits, feminine plural buides)

  1. vacant
  2. empty

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

buit m (plural buits)

  1. empty space; gap
  2. vacuum
  3. void

References[edit]

  1. ^ “buit” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

16th century, borrowed 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).[1] If so, related to the name of Boudica, a British Celtic queen.[2] [3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buit m (uncountable)

  1. spoil, booty

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: buit
  • West Frisian: bût, bút

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
  2. ^ Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (buit, supplement)
  3. ^ Rolleston, T.W. (2018): Celtic Mythology