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EnglishEdit

 
A biro.

EtymologyEdit

From the BIRO brand of pens made by the BIC corporation, which were named after László Bíró, the inventor of the pen.

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NounEdit

biro (plural biros)

  1. A BIRO brand ballpoint pen.
  2. (by extension, Britain, Australia, New Zealand) Any ballpoint pen.
    • 2007, Karen Foxlee, The Anatomy of Wings, page 250,
      Massimo's finger was poised above red on his multi-coloured biro like a kangaroo frozen in headlights.
  3. (by extension) Ink from a ballpoint pen.
    • 2011, Shannon Lush, Jennifer Fleming, Completely Spotless, unnumbered page,
      ‘My very creative 2-year-old son used my good friend′s white polyester Roman blinds as a canvas,’ says Jacqui. They′re now covered in blue biro. And although my friend isn′t too bothered by the biro, I am! Can you help?′

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EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

biro (accusative singular biron, plural biroj, accusative plural birojn)

  1. (directional) bearing

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English beer, French bière, German Bier, Italian birra.

NounEdit

biro (plural biri)

  1. beer
    Un glaso di biro, danko.
    One glass of beer, thanks.

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IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch bureau (bureau).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bi.ro/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧ro

NounEdit

biro

  1. bureau: office.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

biro f (invariable)

  1. ballpoint pen, biro
    Synonym: penna a sfera

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Ngazidja ComorianEdit

NounEdit

biro

  1. office (building or room)

Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpiro/

NounEdit

biro

  1. devil

InflectionEdit

Even o-stem, no gradation
Nominative biro
Genitive biro
Singular Plural
Nominative biro birot
Accusative biro biruid
Genitive biro biruid
Illative birui biruide
Locative biros biruin
Comitative biruin biruiguin
Essive biron
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person biron birome biromet
2nd person birot birode birodet
3rd person biros biroska biroset

Further readingEdit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

biro n (Cyrillic spelling биро)

  1. office

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TagalogEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

biro

  1. A joke.
    Naging biro na sa magkaibigan ang pinag-awayan nila dati. -- What the friends had argued about before has become a joke.

InflectionEdit

  • biruan: joke between two or more parties about anything

VerbEdit

biro

  1. To jest or make fun of in a friendly, pacifistic manner.
    Binibiro namin si Lawrence sa kakaibang paraan niya sa pakikitungo sa kapwa. -- We tease Lawrence of his queer way of dealing with people.

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YagaraEdit

NounEdit

biro

  1. sir (term of address)

ReferencesEdit

  • Eipper, Christopher, STATEMENT OF THE ORIGIN, CONDITION, AND PROSPECTS, OF THE GERMAN MISSION TO THE ABORIGINES AT MORETON BAY, CONDUCTED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN NEW SOUTH WALES, 1841.