tobo

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia, from Proto-Indo-European *tewh₂- (to swell).[1]

Akin to Spanish tobillo ("ankle", anciently "anklebone").

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tobo m (plural tobos, feminine toba, feminine plural tobas)

  1. burrow, den
    • 1853, Juan Manuel Pintos, A Gaita Gallega, Pontevedra: Impr. de D. José e D. Primitivo Vilas, page 203:
      seique val máis estar dez anos nun bo presidio que dez días nesa cadea de Pontevedra, nese edificio triste, feo, cheirento, apestado, oscuro, inmundo que máis ben pode chamarse cortello ou tobo para feras que non casa para ter os homes
      I know that it is better to expend 10 years in a good colonial fort than ten days in that jail of Pontevedra, that sad, ugly, smelly, plagued, dark, filthy building, that could better be called a pigsty or a den for beasts than a house for men
    Synonyms: toco, pala

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julian Santano Moreno (2004), “La familia del IE *teu-"hincharse" en las lenguas romances y en vasco. El sustrato indoeuropeo en la etimologia romance”, in Nouvelle revue d'onomastique[1], volume 43, issue 1, ISSN 0755-7752, pages 9-11

Mansaka[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From tubo, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *təbuh. Compare Malay tebu.

Noun[edit]

tobo

  1. sugar cane

Etymology 2[edit]

From tubo, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tubuq. Compare Malay tumbuh.

Verb[edit]

tobo

  1. to grow

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tobo m (plural tobos)

  1. (Venezuela) bucket or container
    tobo de la basura
    garbage can, dustbin

Ternate[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tobo

  1. (intransitive) to swim

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of tobo
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st totobo fotobo mitobo
2nd notobo nitobo
3rd Human otobom, motobof itobo, yotobo
Non-human itobo itobo, yatobo
* m - masculine, f - feminine, - archaic

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh