See also: تو‎, پو, and Appendix:Variations of "bu"

Omani ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَبُو(ʾabū).

ConjunctionEdit

بو ()

  1. A relativizer, used to introduce a relative clause after a determinate noun

ReferencesEdit

  • Nöldeke, Theodor (1895), “Über einen arabischen Dialect”, in Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes[1] (in German), volume 9, pages 10–11
  • Reinhardt, Carl (1894) Ein arabischer Dialekt gesprochen in ʿOmān und Zanzibar, nach praktischen Gesichtspunkten für das Seminar für Orientalische Sprachen in Berlin (Lehrbücher des Seminars für Orientalische Sprachen in Berlin; XIII)‎[2] (in German), Stuttgart & Berlin: W. Spemann, pages 284–285

Ottoman TurkishEdit

PronounEdit

بو (bu)

  1. (demonstrative) this

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Turkish: bu

See alsoEdit

NounEdit

بو ()

  1. Alternative form of بوی(böy)

PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Persian [Term?], from Proto-Iranian *bawd- (to smell), akin to Old Armenian բոյր (boyr), an Iranian borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari بو
Iranian Persian
Tajik бӯ ()

بو (bu) (plural بوها(bu-hâ))

  1. smell, scent
    آی گل ریحون چنین بویی نداره یار گلم
    ây gol-e reyhun čenin bu-yi nadâre yâr golom
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
InflectionEdit
    Basic forms of بو (bu)
singular plural
bare بو
(bú)
بوها
(bu-hấ)
بوا
(buấ)
definitive direct object بو را
(bú râ)
بو رو
(bú ro)
بوها را
(bu-hấ râ)
بوا رو
(buấ ro)
ezâfe بوی
(bú-ye)
بوهای
(bu-hấ-ye)
بوای
(buấ-ye)
marked indefinite
or relative definite
بویی
(búi)
بوهایی
(bu-hấ-i)
بوایی
(buấ-i)
Colloquial.
Alternative formsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

بو (bow)

  1. (dialectal, Kazerun) father, dad, daddy
  2. (dialectal, Kazerun) grandfather

Southeast PashayiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

بو ()

  1. mosquito

Further readingEdit