obus

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See also: OBUs and obús

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French obus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoː.bʏs/, /oːˈbʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: obus
  • Rhymes: -ʏs

Noun[edit]

obus m (plural obussen, diminutive obusje n)

  1. (Belgium, military) An artillery shell, particularly one from the First World War.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Haubitze, from Czech houfnice (catapult).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

obus m (plural obus)

  1. (military) shell (cylindrical projectile)
    • 2011 September 22, "Une Libye aux allures d'hécatombe", L'Obs.
      Une rafale d’obus de mortiers est tombée près du poste médical. Panique.
      A volley of mortar shells have fallen near the medical post. Panic.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: obus
  • Portuguese: obus
  • Spanish: obús

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French obus (shell), from German Haubitze (howitzer), from Czech houfnice (catapault), from houf (throng), from Old High German houf (heap), from Proto-Germanic *haupaz, fom Proto-Indo-European *koupos (hill).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

obus m (plural obuses)

  1. howitzer

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