Last modified on 17 October 2014, at 14:02
See also: bún, bùn, bűn, bûn, bün, and BUN

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English bunne (wheat cake, bun), from Anglo-Norman bugne (bump on the head; fritter), from Old French bugne (hence French beignet), from Old Frankish *bungjo (little clump), diminutive of *bungo (lump, clump), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (clump, lump, heap, crowd), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ- (thick, dense, fat). Cognate with Dutch bonk (clump, clot, cluster of fruits). More at bunch.

NounEdit

bun (plural buns)

  1. A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced.
  2. A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
  3. (Ireland) A cupcake.
  4. (slang, UK) A drunken spree.
  5. (Internet, slang) A newbie.
  6. (dialect, obsolete) A squirrel or rabbit.

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TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

bun (third-person singular simple present buns, present participle bunning, simple past and past participle bunned)

  1. (UK, slang) To smoke cannabis.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *bhunā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ- ‘to be wake, keep watch’.

NounEdit

bun f

  1. hut (of mountain shepherds), chalet, fenced area (for cattle)
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AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bonus. Compare Daco-Romanian bun.

AdjectiveEdit

bun m (feminine bunã)

  1. good

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bonus.

AdjectiveEdit

bun m (feminine buna)

  1. good

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bun.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bun m (genitive buin, nominative plural bunanna)

  1. base
  2. foundation
  3. bottom
  4. trunk

DeclensionEdit

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bun bhun mbun
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

bun

  1. rōmaji reading of ぶん

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

bun

  1. rafsi of bruna.

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin bonus

AdjectiveEdit

bun m (feminine bune)

  1. good (positive)

DeclensionEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-mn. Cognate with Old English botm (English bottom), Sanskrit बुध्न (budhna), Latin fundus, Ancient Greek πυθμήν (puthmḗn).

NounEdit

bun m

  1. base
  2. bottom
  3. butt
  4. end

DescendantsEdit


RomanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin bonus.

AdjectiveEdit

bun 4 nom/acc forms

  1. good
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Etymology 2Edit

Either from the above word or from a Latin *avunus, ultimately from the same Indo-European root as avus. (Compare the diminutive avunculus, avonculus), probably influenced by or confused with bonus. Compare also Friulian von (grandfather), Calabrian and Piedmontese bona ("grandmother") [1].

NounEdit

bun m (plural bunifeminine equivalent bună)

  1. (uncommon) grandfather
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ReferencesEdit
  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bun.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bun m (genitive buna or buin, plural buin or bunan)

  1. bottom, base, foundation
  2. butt, stub

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SomaliEdit

NounEdit

bun ?

  1. coffee

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

English bone

NounEdit

bun

  1. (anatomy) bone
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:21 (translation here):
      Orait God, Bikpela i mekim man i slip i dai tru. Na taim man i slip yet, God i kisim wanpela bun long banis bilong man na i pasim gen skin bilong dispela hap.


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