bunga

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Aklanon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa.

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. fruit

Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *buŋa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa (flower, blossom), from Proto-Austronesian *buŋa (flower, blossom).

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. fruit
    Synonym: prutas

Verb[edit]

bunga

  1. result
    Synonym: resulta

Brunei Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *buŋaʔ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa (compare Malay bunga).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. flower
  2. interest (finance)

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *buŋa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa (flower, blossom), from Proto-Austronesian *buŋa (flower, blossom).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bu‧nga

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. (botany) a fruit
  2. (by extension) a nut
  3. a yield; a product; the quantity of something produced
  4. an end result, effect, or consequence; advantageous or disadvantageous result
  5. an offspring
  6. the areca palm (Areca catechu); a species of palm which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa
  7. the areca nut

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Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:bunga.


Dupaningan Agta[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *buŋa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa (flower, blossom), from Proto-Austronesian *buŋa (flower, blossom).

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. fruit

Higaonon[edit]

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. fruit

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bunga f (genitive singular bungu, nominative plural bungur)

  1. bulge, protuberance, elevation

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Indonesian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay bunga, from Classical Malay bunga, from Proto-Malayic *buŋa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa. Cognate of Ilocano bunga (fruit), Tagalog bunga (fruit).

Noun[edit]

bunga (plural bunga-bunga, first-person possessive bungaku, second-person possessive bungamu, third-person possessive bunganya)

  1. flower:
    1. (botany) a reproductive structure in angiosperms (flowering plants), often conspicuously colourful and typically including sepals, petals, and either or both stamens and/or a pistil.
      Synonyms: kembang, puspa
    2. a plant that bears flowers, especially a plant that is small and lacks wood.
  2. (figuratively) beauty:
    1. something that is particularly good or pleasing.
    2. someone who is beautiful.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Semantic loan from English interest, by analogy with bank interest growing over time like flowers, as well as wordplay referring to the sense of "attention" in English and the sense of "beauty, looking good" in Indonesian. Compare to Thai ดอกเบี้ย (dɔ̀ɔk-bîia, interest, literally flower money).

Noun[edit]

bunga (plural bunga-bunga, first-person possessive bungaku, second-person possessive bungamu, third-person possessive bunganya)

  1. (economics, finance) interest
    Synonyms: anakan, renten, riba
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Semantic loan from Chinese (“brave, hero”, literally “flower”) for hero sense, by analogy of outstanding, fine, and excellent nature of hero with the sense of "beauty" in Chinese and Indonesian.

Noun[edit]

bunga (plural bunga-bunga, first-person possessive bungaku, second-person possessive bungamu, third-person possessive bunganya)

  1. (figuratively) hero, somebody who possesses great bravery and carries out extraordinary or noble deeds.
    Synonyms: pahlawan, perwira
Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bunga

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぶんが

Limos Kalinga[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *buŋa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa (flower, blossom), from Proto-Austronesian *buŋa (flower, blossom).

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. fruit

Lubuagan Kalinga[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *buŋa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa (flower, blossom), from Proto-Austronesian *buŋa (flower, blossom).

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. fruit

Malay[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *buŋaʔ (compare Indonesian bunga), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa (compare Ilocano bunga (fruit), Tagalog bunga (fruit)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bunga (Jawi spelling بوڠا‎, plural bunga-bunga, informal 1st possessive bungaku, 2nd possessive bungamu, 3rd possessive bunganya)

  1. flower (reproductive structure in angiosperms)

Etymology 2[edit]

Semantic loan from English interest, by analogy with bank interest growing over time like flowers, as well as wordplay referring to the sense of "attention" in English and the sense of "beauty, looking good" in Indonesian. Compare to Thai ดอกเบี้ย (dɔ̀ɔk-bîia, interest, literally flower money).

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. (finance) interest
    • 2002, Takiah Mohd Iskandar & Norida Basnan, Perakaunan Kewangan: Prinsip dan Amalan di Malaysia, Vol. 1, Cerdik Publications, page 174.
      Sekiranya nota janji yang dikeluarkan menjadi matang dalam tempoh perakaunan berikutnya jumlah bunga daripada tarikh nota dikeluarkan hingga tarikh penyata kewangan perlu diakrukan.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa (cf. Indonesian bunga, Ilocano bunga and Malay bunga), from Proto-Austronesian *buŋa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bu‧nga
  • IPA(key): /ˈbuŋa/, [ˈbʊ.ŋɐ]

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. (botany) fruit
    Synonyms: prutas, bungangkahoy
  2. (figuratively) result; effect; consequence
    Synonyms: resulta, epekto, kinalabsan, labas
    Antonym: sanhi
  3. (figuratively) profit; fruit; gain
    Synonyms: pala, tamo, pakinabang, kapakinabangan
  4. areca palm (Areca catechu)
  5. areca nut

Derived terms[edit]


Tausug[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *buŋa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa (flower, blossom), from Proto-Austronesian *buŋa (flower, blossom).

Noun[edit]

bunga

  1. fruit