buss

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. First attested in the 1560s. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰus- (lip, to kiss) via Proto-Germanic *busaną (compare German bussen), but in any case imitative of kissing. Compare Welsh bus (kiss, lip) and Irish bus (lips, mouth) (both may have influenced English), Persianبوس(bus, kiss), Latvian buča (kiss), Latin basium (kiss).

Mainstream proposals like in The Free Dictionary have suggested it is a blend of old English dialect words bass (related to French baiser) and cuss (akin to kissen); perhaps compare puss.

Noun[edit]

buss (plural busses)

  1. (archaic) A kiss.
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Verb[edit]

buss (third-person singular simple present busses, present participle bussing, simple past and past participle bussed)

  1. (transitive, now often poetic or dialectal) To kiss (either literally or figuratively).
    • c. 1596 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene iv]:
      I will thinke thou smil'st, And busse thee as thy wife.
    • 1869, Richard Blackmore, Lorna Doone, page 1:
      'I take the privilege, Mistress Ruth, of saluting you.' ...And therewith I bussed her well.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin, published 2006, page 189:
      As the repatriated explorer dodges down to buss the earth […] he is so thoroughly caught up in the rhapsody of the moment that he fails to take into account the traffic behind him.
    • 2007, Winter 61, Fiddlehead:
      Sam...really was six-ten and his head bussed the ceiling.
  2. (intransitive) To kiss.
    • 2007, James Isaiah Gabbe, LaRue's Maneuvers, Chapter 10, LaRue, The Blue Light, p259-60:
      In the faint glow of a single blue bulb hanging from a clothesline they bussed and fondled.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch buis.

Noun[edit]

buss (plural busses)

  1. A herring buss, a type of shallow-keeled Dutch fishing boat used especially for herring fishing.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

buss (plural busses)

  1. Archaic form of bus (passenger vehicle).
    • 1838, Charles Dickens, "Omnibuses", Sketches by Boz
      We will back the machine in which we make our daily peregrination from the top of Oxford-street to the city, against any buss on the road, whether it be for the gaudiness of its exterior, the perfect simplicity of its interior, or the native coolness of its cad.

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of autobuss.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈb̥usʲː/, [ˈb̥usʲː]
  • Rhymes: -usʲː
  • Hyphenation: buss

Noun[edit]

buss (genitive bussi, partitive bussi)

  1. bus

Declension[edit]

Declension of buss (ÕS type 22e/riik, length gradation)
singular plural
nominative buss bussid
accusative nom.
gen. bussi
genitive busside
partitive bussi busse
bussisid
illative bussi
bussisse
bussidesse
bussesse
inessive bussis bussides
busses
elative bussist bussidest
bussest
allative bussile bussidele
bussele
adessive bussil bussidel
bussel
ablative bussilt bussidelt
busselt
translative bussiks bussideks
busseks
terminative bussini bussideni
essive bussina bussidena
abessive bussita bussideta
comitative bussiga bussidega

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • buss in Sõnaveeb
  • M. Langemets, M. Tiits, T. Valdre, L. Veskis, Ü. Viks, P. Voll, editors (2009), “buss”, in [EKSS] Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat [Descriptive Dictionary of the Estonian Language]‎[1] (online dictionary, in Estonian), 2nd edition, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation)

Faroese[edit]

Noun[edit]

buss

  1. accusative singular of bussur
  2. genitive singular of bussur

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

buss m (1st declension)

  1. (slang) bus (vehicle)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology 1[edit]

Either a direct shortening of Latin omnibus (for all), dative plural of omnis (all), or from English bus, itself a shortening of the Latin word.

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural busser, definite plural bussene)

  1. bus (vehicle)
    Tar du buss til skolen?
    Do you get to school by bus? (literally: "do you take bus to the school?")
    Jeg gråter heller i en Mercedes enn på bussen, for å si det sånn. (Anne-Kat. Hærland)
    I'd rather cry in a Mercedes than on the bus, to put it that way.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain, perhaps akin to butt, "blunt, thick, rounded".

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural busser, definite plural bussene)

  1. a quid of chewing tobacco
Usage notes[edit]

Rarely used.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology 1[edit]

Either a direct shortening of Latin omnibus, "for all", dative plural of omnis, "all", or from English bus, itself a shortening of the Latin word.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. bus (vehicle)
    Tek du buss til skulen?
    Do you get to school by bus? (literally: "do you take bus to the school?")
    Ein buss er eit kjøretøy som er utforma for å frakte ei mengd passasjerar over ein distanse på veg eller gate. (Buss from Nynorsk edition of Wikipedia])
    A bus is a vehicle designed to transport a group of passengers for a distance along a road or a street.
Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain, perhaps akin to butt, "blunt, thick, rounded".

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. a quid of chewing tobacco
Usage notes[edit]

Rarely used.

Etymology 3[edit]

Perhaps from Low German or Dutch, compare boezem and its English cognate and equivalent bosom.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. The middel, curved part of a filled sail, fishing net or seine.
Usage notes[edit]

Very rarely used.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Low German busse, "short case or ring of metal for lining of an axle, shaft or bolt".

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. a hopper in a mill
  2. an iron ring surrounding such a hopper

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Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

buss

  1. bush

Skolt Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

buss

  1. bus

Inflection[edit]

Even â-stem, sˈs-ss gradation
Nominative buss
Genitive buuss
Singular Plural
Nominative buss buuss
Accusative buuss buussid
Genitive buuss buussi
Illative buʹsse buussid
Locative buussâst buussin
Comitative buussin buussivuiʹm
Abessive buusstää buussitää
Essive bussân
Partitive bussâd
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person
2nd person
3rd person

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

buss (not comparable)

  1. (dated) like an old friend
    att vara buss med någon
    to be an old friend of someone

Related terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

buss

  1. command to a dog to attack: get, bite, catch
    buss på tjuven!
    get the thief!

Noun[edit]

buss c

  1. a bus, a vehicle to transport people.
    kommer inte bussen snart?
    doesn't the bus ever arrive?
  2. (computing) a bus
  3. an (old) soldier or sailor
  4. a portion of chewing tobacco
    han spottade ut bussen som han hade tuggat på
    he spat out the tobacco he'd been chewing

Declension[edit]

Declension of buss 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative buss bussen bussar bussarna
Genitive buss bussens bussars bussarnas

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