buxus

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin buxus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʏk.sʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bu‧xus

Noun[edit]

buxus m (plural buxussen)

  1. European boxwood, Buxus sempervirens
    Synonyms: buksboom, steekpalm

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. From Ancient Greek πύξος (púxos, box tree). But since the tree grew in Italy and is not native to Greece or Asia Minor, it could be a loan from Italy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buxus f (genitive buxī); second declension

  1. the evergreen box tree.
  2. a thing made of boxwood.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative buxus buxī
Genitive buxī buxōrum
Dative buxō buxīs
Accusative buxum buxōs
Ablative buxō buxīs
Vocative buxe buxī

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: boix
  • German: Buchs
  • English: box
  • Franco-Provençal: boués
  • French: buis
  • Friulian: bos
  • Galician: buxo
  • Italian: bosso, bossolo

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