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Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse bót, from Proto-Germanic *bōtō (recompense).

Cognates include Old Swedish bōt (improvement) whence Swedish bot (fine). Compare also Bót- in the names Bótey, Bóthildur and Bótólfur, Swedish Boel and Bodil and Danish Bodil. Related to Proto-Germanic *batiz (good; better), itself ultimately going back to Proto-Indo-European *bʰed- (improve, make better) (sometimes reconstructed as **bʰ(e)Hd-).

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bót f (genitive singular bótar, nominative plural bætur)

  1. betterment, improvement, cure
  2. patch
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Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Germanic *buhtiz. A doublet of the loanword bugt.

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bót f (genitive singular bótar, nominative plural bætur)

  1. bight, cove, inlet, a small bay
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Kashubian edit

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bót m inan

  1. boot
  2. shoe

Further reading edit

  • bót”, in Internetowi Słowôrz Kaszëbsczégò Jãzëka [Internet Dictionary of the Kashubian Language], Fundacja Kaszuby, 2022
  • Eùgeniusz Gòłąbk (2011) “but”, in Słownik Polsko-Kaszubski / Słowôrz Pòlskò-Kaszëbsczi[1]

Vietnamese edit

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Etymology 1 edit

From French brosse.

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bót

  1. (dated) brush (used for cleanup)
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bót

  1. (dated) police station
    • 2016, Trầm Hương, Trong cơn lốc xoáy, part I, NXB Phụ nữ, page 367:
      Rất nhanh chóng, cò Bazin quay trở lại bót Catinat, với tâm thế sục sôi rửa hận.
      Very quickly, superintendent Bazin returned to the Catinat police station, his heart boiling over with vengeance.