Icelandic

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Etymology

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From Old Norse búa, from Proto-Germanic *būaną.

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Verb

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búa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative bjó, third-person plural past indicative bjuggu, supine búið)

  1. (intransitive) to reside, to live
    Ég í Þýskalandi.
    I live in Germany.
    Þar sem ég .
    In my neck of the woods.
  2. (intransitive) to run a farm or home
    Hann er hættur búa.
    He has given up farming.
  3. (transitive, governs the accusative) to prepare
  4. (impersonal) used in set phrases
    Honum býr eitthvað í brjósti.
    There is something on his mind.
    (literally, “Something lives in his chest.”)

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Old Norse

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *būaną, whence also Old English būan, Old Frisian buwa, Old Saxon būan, Old High German būan, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌰𐌽 (bauan).

Verb

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búa

  1. to reside, to live
    • 9th c., Þjóðólfr of Hvinir, Ynglingatal, verse 1:
      Varð framgengt, / þars Fróði bjó,
      feigðarorð, / es at Fjǫlni kom. []
      The word of doom / which came upon Fjǫlnir
      was fulfilled / where Fróði lived. []
  2. to prepare
  3. to dress, decorate

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Descendants

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  • Icelandic: búa
  • Faroese: búgva
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bu, bua
    • Norwegian Bokmål: bu
  • Old Swedish: bōa,
    • Swedish: bo
  • Danish: bo
    • Norwegian Bokmål: bo
  • Middle English: buen

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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búa

  1. spring onion
    phjắc búa homfragrant spring onion
  2. tube; pipe
    búa mạy pjeobamboo tube
  3. (of trees) node
    búa mạybamboo node
  4. gun's barrel
    búa slủnggun barrel
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Etymology 2

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From Chinese (). Doublet of bùa.

Noun

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búa ()

  1. spell; charm
    Synonym: bùa
    búa mèng dâyspell of the wasp

References

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  • Lương Bèn (2011) Từ điển Tày-Việt [Tay-Vietnamese dictionary]‎[1][2] (in Vietnamese), Thái Nguyên: Nhà Xuất bản Đại học Thái Nguyên
  • Lục Văn Pảo, Hoàng Tuấn Nam (2003) Hoàng Triều Ân, editor, Từ điển chữ Nôm Tày [A Dictionary of (chữ) Nôm Tày]‎[3] (in Vietnamese), Hanoi: Nhà xuất bản Khoa học Xã hội
  • Léopold Michel Cadière (1910) Dictionnaire Tày-Annamite-Français [Tày-Vietnamese-French Dictionary]‎[4] (in French), Hanoi: Impressions d'Extrême-Orient

Vietnamese

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 búa on Vietnamese Wikipedia

Etymology

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Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (ax, SV: phủ).

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Noun

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(classifier cái, chiếc) búa (, )

  1. a hammer
    búa tạa sledgehammer
    búa liềmhammer and sickle
    Vui cái búa á! Cái đó mà vui gì!
    Fun my ass! That was anything but fun!

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Descendants

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Tày: bủa

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