See also: بوى‎, پوی, and بوے

Ottoman TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Turkic *bod.

NounEdit

بوی (boy)

  1. stature, height, length, size
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Turkish: boy
  • Armenian: բոյ (boy)
  • Bulgarian: бой (boj)
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: бо̑ј
    Latin: bȏj

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

بوی (boy)

  1. tribe, clan
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Oghuz, from Persian بوی(bōy, smell).

NounEdit

بوی (boy)

  1. (only constructed with اوتی(otu), تخمی(tohumu), or چیچگی(çiçeği)) fenugreek
    Synonyms: چمن(çemen), حلبت(hulbet), حلبه(hulbe)
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

From Proto-Turkic *bȫg. Cognate with Azerbaijani böyə.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

بوی (böy)

  1. wolf spider
DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit


PersianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Old Armenian բոյր (boyr), an Iranian borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari بوی
Iranian Persian
Tajik бӯй (büy)

بوی (buy)

  1. smell, scent

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Chagatai: بوی(boy)
  • Kipchak: بوی(boy)
  • Proto-Oghuz: *boy
    • Old Anatolian Turkish: بوی(boy, fenugreek)
      • Ottoman Turkish: بوی(boy, fenugreek)
        • Turkish: boy (fenugreek)
  • Hindustani

Further readingEdit

  • Meninski, Franciszek à Mesgnien (1680), “بوی”, in Thesaurus linguarum orientalium, Turcicae, Arabicae, Persicae, praecipuas earum opes à Turcis peculiariter usurpatas continens, nimirum Lexicon Turkico-Arabico-Persicum, Vienna, column 947a
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1892), “بوی”, in A Comprehensive Persian–English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul
  • Vullers, Johann August (1855), “بوی”, in Lexicon Persico-Latinum etymologicum cum linguis maxime cognatis Sanscrita et Zendica et Pehlevica comparatum, e lexicis persice scriptis Borhâni Qâtiu, Haft Qulzum et Bahâri agam et persico-turcico Farhangi-Shuûrî confectum, adhibitis etiam Castelli, Meninski, Richardson et aliorum operibus et auctoritate scriptorum Persicorum adauctum (in Latin), volume I, Bonn: Adolf Marcus, page 281