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- A surname.
- a village south of Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.
- a village near Corsham, Wiltshire, England.
Borrowed from English box, from Old English box, from Proto-Germanic *buhsuz, *buhsijō, from Latin buxus, buxis, from Ancient Greek πυξίς (puxís), πύξος (púxos, “boxwood”). Doublet of Büchse (“can”) and Buchse (“bushing, connector”).
Box f (genitive Box, plural Boxen)
- box (rectangular container); but not as widely used as in English, perhaps commonest for plastic boxes
- (electronics) loudspeaker (box-like encasing containing one or more loudspeaker devices)
- (equestrianism) a stall for a horse (compartment in a stable); not used for a horsebox, which is Pferdeanhänger
- (motor racing) pit (area for refueling and repairing)
- With regard to the derived senses 2, 3, and 4, Box has become a false friend of its English etymon, box.
- Box in Duden online