bunt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Perhaps a nasalised variant of butt.

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Noun[edit]

bunt (plural bunts)

  1. (nautical) The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard.
    The bunt of the sail was green.
  2. A push or shove; a butt.
  3. (baseball, softball) A ball that has been intentionally hit softly so as to be difficult to field, sometimes with a hands-spread batting stance or with a close-hand, choked-up hand position. No swinging action is involved.
    The bunt was fielded cleanly.
  4. (baseball, softball) The act of bunting.
    The manager will likely call for a bunt here.
  5. (aviation) The second half of an outside loop, from level flight to inverted flight.
  6. A fungus (Ustilago foetida) affecting the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a foetid dust; pepperbrand.

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Verb[edit]

bunt (third-person singular simple present bunts, present participle bunting, simple past and past participle bunted)

  1. To push with the horns; to butt.
  2. To spring or rear up.
  3. (transitive, baseball) To intentionally hit softly with a hands-spread batting stance.
    Jones bunted the ball.
  4. (intransitive, baseball) To intentionally hit a ball softly with a hands-spread batting stance.
    Jones bunted.
  5. (intransitive, aviation) To perform (the second half of) an outside loop.
    We had heard that there was an elite group of three or four pilots in Jodhpur called the "Bunt Club", who had successfully bunted their aircraft - that is, carried out the second half of an outside loop. In the Bunt, you pushed the nose down, past the vertical and still further, until you were in horizontal inverted flight, and came out on the other side and rolled it out.
  6. (intransitive, nautical) To swell out.
    The sail bunts.
  7. (rare, of a cat) To headbutt affectionately.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bunt, probably from Latin punctus. Dutch bont seems to have somewhat earlier attestations in the relevant sense, but the phonetic form (b- for p- and Dutch -o- for -u-) could hint at Middle High German origin. It is therefore unsettled which of the two borrowed from which.

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Adjective[edit]

bunt (comparative bunter, superlative am buntesten)

  1. mixed, varied, heterogeneous
  2. multi-colored; colorful; variegated

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Further reading[edit]

  • bunt in Duden online

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German bunt.

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Noun[edit]

bunt m (definite singular bunten, indefinite plural bunter, definite plural buntene)

  1. bundle, bunch
    • 2016, Død i kort kjole: Braze Blade 2 by Arnfinn Forness, Chayka Förlag →ISBN [1]
      Mellom rammen og madrassen var det et hulrom hvor en skoeske kom til syne. Da Lex forsøkte å dra den ut, gikk den i stykker, og bunter med pengesedler ramlet på gulvet - sammen med en forniklet revolver kaliber .38 og en lyddemper.
      Between the frame and the mattress there was a cavity where a shoebox came into view. When Lex tried to pull it out it fell to pieces, and bundles of banknotes fell on the floor - together with a nickel-plated .38 calibre revolver and a silencer.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German bunt

Noun[edit]

bunt m (definite singular bunten, indefinite plural buntar, definite plural buntane)

  1. bundle, bunch

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Bund (originally any union, the "mutiny" sense since 17th century).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bunt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bunt m inan

  1. mutiny, revolt
  2. rebellion (the attitude of rejecting authority)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brückner, Aleksander (1927), “bunt”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego (in Polish)

External links[edit]

  • bunt in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from German Bund (federation; conspiracy).

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Noun[edit]

bùnt m (Cyrillic spelling бу̀нт)

  1. (colloquial) revolt, rebellion
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from German Bund (alliance; waistband).

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Noun[edit]

bȕnt m (Cyrillic spelling бу̏нт)

  1. (regional) bundle
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References[edit]

  • bunt” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • bunt” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

bunt

  1. Soft mutation of punt.

Wolof[edit]

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bunt

  1. door