bursa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin bursa (purse), from Ancient Greek βύρσα (búrsa); compare purse, and bourse, which are doublets.

Noun[edit]

bursa (plural bursae or bursæ)

  1. (anatomy) Any of the many small fluid-filled sacs located at the point where a muscle or tendon slides across bone. These sacs serve to reduce friction between the two moving surfaces.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin bursa, from Ancient Greek βύρσα (búrsa, hide, wine-skin).

Noun[edit]

bursa m (genitive singular bursa, nominative plural bursaí)

  1. burse; purse

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bursa bhursa mbursa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Kanuri[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bursa

  1. (Kanembu) cloud

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Further reading[edit]

  • Francis Jouannet, Le kanembou des Ngaldoukou: langue saharienne parlée sur les rives septentrionales du lac Tchad: phonématique et prosodie (1982, Paris: SELAF)
  • Kakadu Kanembu Kərânei: Kakadu 2 (UNESCO)

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Late Latin (4th century); from the Ancient Greek βύρσα (búrsa, hide, wine-skin).

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Noun[edit]

bursa f (genitive bursae); first declension

  1. (originally Late Latin) oxhide, animal skin
  2. (by extension, Medieval Latin) purse, especially one made of skin or leather
  3. (Medieval Latin) supply of money, funds
  4. (Medieval Latin) pension

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bursa bursae
genitive bursae bursārum
dative bursae bursīs
accusative bursam bursās
ablative bursā bursīs
vocative bursa bursae

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References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “bursa”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • bursa in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin bursa.
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpurːsɑ/

Noun[edit]

bursa

  1. purse (for money)
  2. wallet
  3. stock market

Inflection[edit]

Even a-stem, rs-rss gradation
Nominative bursa
Genitive burssa
Singular Plural
Nominative bursa burssat
Accusative burssa burssaid
Genitive burssa burssaid
Illative bursii burssaide
Locative burssas burssain
Comitative burssain burssaiguin
Essive bursan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person bursan bursame bursamet
2nd person bursat bursade bursadet
3rd person bursas bursaska bursaset

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) buorsa

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin, Late Latin bursa, from Ancient Greek βύρσα (búrsa, hide, wine-skin).

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bursa f (plural bursas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) purse
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) exchange