bun

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See also: Bun, BUN, bún, bùn, bûn, bün, bűn, and bun-

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bunne (wheat cake, bun), from Anglo-Norman bugne (bump on the head; fritter), from Old French bugne (hence French beignet), from Frankish *bungjo (little clump), diminutive of *bungo (lump, clump), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (clump, lump, heap, crowd), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ- (thick, dense, fat). Cognate with Dutch bonk (clump, clot, cluster of fruits). More at bunch.

Noun[edit]

bun (plural buns)

  1. A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced.
  2. A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
  3. (Ireland) A cupcake.
  4. (slang, Britain) A drunken spree.
  5. (Internet, slang) A newbie.
  6. (informal, typically used in the plural) A buttock.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From bunny?

Noun[edit]

bun (plural buns)

  1. (dialect, archaic) A rabbit or sometimes a squirrel.

Etymology 3[edit]

Caribbean pronunciation of burn.

Verb[edit]

bun (third-person singular simple present buns, present participle bunning, simple past and past participle bunned)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of burn.
    1. (Caribbean and MLE, slang) To smoke cannabis.
    2. (MLE, slang) To shoot.
      • 2004, MC Forcer, guest on Lethal Bizzle, "Pow!"
        Don't care about your crew, bun them anyday
      • 2011, Jme, "Mike Lowery"
        Some man acting dumb, think's he's a gun-man, wanna bring me drama. How you gonna bun me?

Etymology 4[edit]

From the Revised Romanization of Korean (bun), from Chinese (fen)

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Noun[edit]

bun (plural buns or bun)

  1. (Korean units of measure) A Korean unit of length equivalent to about 0.3 cm.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *bhunā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (to be wake, keep watch).

Noun[edit]

bun f

  1. hut (of mountain shepherds), chalet, fenced area (for cattle)
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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin bonus. Compare Daco-Romanian bun.

Adjective[edit]

bun m (feminine bunã)

  1. good

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Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bonus.

Adjective[edit]

bun m (feminine buna)

  1. good

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bun (the thick end of anything, base, butt, foot).

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Noun[edit]

bun m (genitive singular buin, nominative plural bunanna)

  1. base, bottom
  2. stock, stump, trunk
  3. lower end
  4. extremity
  5. basis, origin, foundation
  6. basic provision
  7. settled state
  8. source, direction
  9. trace
  10. (card games) score required to win game

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bun bhun mbun
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "bun" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 bun” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bun

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぶん

Ligurian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bonus.

Adjective[edit]

bun

  1. good

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Rafsi[edit]

bun

  1. rafsi of bruna.

Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bun m (oblique and nominative feminine singular bune)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of bon

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic [Term?], from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-mn̥. Cognate with Old English botm (English bottom), Sanskrit बुध्न (budhna), Latin fundus, Ancient Greek πυθμήν (puthmḗn).

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Noun[edit]

bun m (genitive bona, nominative plural bonai)

  1. base
  2. bottom
  3. butt
  4. end

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Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bun bun
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbun
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • 1 bun” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin bonus, from Old Latin duenos, later duonus, from Proto-Italic *dwenos, from Proto-Indo-European *dew- (to show favor, revere).

Adjective[edit]

bun m, n (feminine singular bună, masculine plural buni, feminine and neuter plural bune)

  1. good
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Etymology 2[edit]

Either from the above word or from a Vulgar Latin *avunus, ultimately from the same Indo-European root as avus. (Compare the diminutive avunculus, avonculus), probably influenced by or confused with bonus. Compare also Friulian von (grandfather), Calabrian and Piedmontese bona ("grandmother") [1].

Noun[edit]

bun m (plural buni, feminine equivalent bună)

  1. (uncommon) grandfather
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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bun.

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Noun[edit]

bun m (genitive buna or buin, plural buin or bunan)

  1. bottom, base, foundation
  2. butt, stub

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Somali[edit]

Noun[edit]

bun ?

  1. coffee

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bone

Noun[edit]

bun

  1. (anatomy) bone
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:21 (translation here):
      Orait God, Bikpela i mekim man i slip i dai tru. Na taim man i slip yet, God i kisim wanpela bun long banis bilong man na i pasim gen skin bilong dispela hap.
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