EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Imitative.

Alternative formsEdit

InterjectionEdit

bo

  1. An exclamation used to startle or frighten.

Etymology 2Edit

Probably a shortening of boy.

NounEdit

bo (plural bos)

  1. (US, slang) Fellow, chap, boy.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 255:
      ‘Never heard of him,’ he smiled. ‘On your way, bo.’

Etymology 3Edit

 
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From Japanese (), from Middle Chinese (bǽwng, staff, club) (compare modern Chinese (bàng)).

NounEdit

bo (plural bos)

  1. (martial arts) A quarterstaff, especially in an oriental context.

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch boven

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

bo

  1. above

PrepositionEdit

bo

  1. above

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan bon, from Latin bonus, from Old Latin duenos, later duonus, from Proto-Italic *dwenos, from Proto-Indo-European *dew- (to show favor, revere). Numerous cognates include French bon and Portuguese bom.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bo (feminine bona, masculine plural bons, feminine plural bones)

  1. good

Usage notesEdit

The form bon is used as the masculine singular form when the adjective precedes the noun, and bo is used in all other cases.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit


CebuanoEdit

NounEdit

bo

  1. arm wrestling

VerbEdit

bo

  1. to arm-wrestle

CimbrianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German , from Old High German wār, hwār, from Proto-West Germanic *hwār, from Proto-Germanic *hwar (where). Cognate with German wo, English where.

AdverbEdit

bo

  1. (Luserna, interrogative) where
    Bo lebetar?Where do you live?

Alternative formsEdit

  • ba (Sette Comuni)

ReferencesEdit

  • “bo” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

ConjunctionEdit

bo

  1. (Sette Comuni) the ... the
    Bo mèront hatzich, bo mèeront bilzich.
    The more we have, the more we want.

ReferencesEdit

  • “bo” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

CuibaEdit

NounEdit

bo

  1. home, house

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bo. Compare Polish bo.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

bo

  1. (dialectal) as, since, because

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse , from Old Norse búa (to reside).

NounEdit

bo n (singular definite boet, plural indefinite boer)

  1. estate (the property of a deceased person)
  2. den, nest
  3. abode, home
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse búa (to reside), from Proto-Germanic *būaną, cognate with Norwegian bo, bu, Swedish bo, German bauen, Dutch bouwen, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌰𐌽 (bauan).

VerbEdit

bo (present tense bor, past tense boede, past participle boet)

  1. to live, reside, dwell
    Hun bor i London.
    She lives in London.

InflectionEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of boterham..

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /boː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oː

NounEdit

bo m (plural bo's, diminutive boke n)

  1. (Belgium) sandwich

DuvleEdit

NounEdit

bo

  1. fire

Further readingEdit

Bill Palmer, The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area (→ISBN, 2017), page 531, table 95, Comparative basic vocabulary in Lakes Plain Languages


EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bo (accusative singular bo-on, plural bo-oj, accusative plural bo-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

See alsoEdit


FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bōs, bōvem, probably through Vulgar Latin *boem.

NounEdit

bo m (plural bûs)

  1. ox

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese bõo, from Latin bonus. Cognate with Portuguese bom and Spanish bueno.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bo m (feminine singular boa, masculine plural bos, feminine plural boas)

  1. good
    Antonyms: malo, mao

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • bo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • bo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • bo” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • bo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Guinea-Bissau CreoleEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Portuguese vós. Cognate with Kabuverdianu bo.

PronounEdit

bo

  1. you (second person singular).
  2. you (second person plural)

Etymology 2Edit

From Portuguese bom. Cognate with Kabuverdianu bon.

AdjectiveEdit

bo

  1. good

GunwingguEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bo

  1. water
  2. liquid

Derived termsEdit

Terms derived from bo (noun)

ReferencesEdit

  • Lynette Frances Oates, A Tentative Description of the Gunwinggu Language (1964)
  • Steven and Narelle Etherington, Kunwinjku Kunwok: A Short Introduction to Kunwinjku Language and Society (third edition, 1998)

ItalianEdit

InterjectionEdit

bo

  1. Alternative spelling of boh

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

bo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

KabuverdianuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese vós.

PronounEdit

bo

  1. you (second person singular).

KalashaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit बहु (bahu), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰn̥ǵʰús. Cognate with Hindi बहुत (bahut).

AdverbEdit

bo

  1. very

AdjectiveEdit

bo

  1. many, a lot

KurdishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

bo

  1. for

Derived termsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

bo (Zhuyin ˙ㄅㄛ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of
  3. Pinyin transcription of
  4. Pinyin transcription of

bo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

MawesEdit

NounEdit

bo

  1. water

Further readingEdit


NabakEdit

NounEdit

bo

  1. pig

ReferencesEdit

  • Corinna Handschuh, A typology of marked-S languages

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Middle Low German behof (compare with behov)

NounEdit

bo (indeclinable) (idiomatic use only)

  1. (uncountable, usually with ha) a need
    Jeg har bo for en hammer.
    I could use a hammer.
Usage notesEdit

A noun not commonly used.

SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Danish bo, from Old Norse (settled area, town) (compare alternative form bu). Akin to bod (store room, booth) and the verb bo (to live).

Alternative formsEdit

  • bu (Nynorsk also)

NounEdit

bo n (definite singular boet, indefinite plural bo, definite plural boa or boene)

  1. one's home (mainly idiomatic)
    De giftet seg og satte bo.
    They married and settled down/built their home.
  2. estate
    Å skifte et bo.
    To divide an estate.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
See combined section below.

Etymology 3Edit

From Danish bo, from Old Norse búa (to prepare, finish, make preparations, equip), cognate with Old English būan, Old Frisian buwa, Old Saxon būan and Old High German būan (whence German bauen).

Alternative formsEdit

  • bu (Nynorsk also)

VerbEdit

bo (imperative bo, present tense bor, simple past bodde, past participle bodd, present participle boende)

  1. to live (have permanent residence), stay
    Hvor bor du (hen)?
    Where do you live?
    Jeg vet hvor du bor.
    I know where you live.
    Hvor lenge blir du boende.
    How long will you be staying?
  2. to be, to dwell, to be in
    Husk at all skjønnhet på jord bor i de evige ord: Jeg elsker deg.
    Remember that all beauty on Earth dwells in those eternal words: I love you.
    (Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson)
    Du aner ikke hva som virkelig bor i henne.
    You have no idea what she's really like.
    (literally: "you have no idea what really dwells in her")
SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

(Noun and verb)

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German behof (compare behov)

NounEdit

bo (indeclinable) (idiomatic use only)

  1. (uncountable, usually with ha) a need
    Eg har bo for ein hammar.
    I could use a hammer.

Usage notesEdit

A noun not commonly used.

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Old West Norse)

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

bo n

  1. (Old East Norse) dwelling

PapiamentuEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese vós and Spanish vos and Kabuverdianu bo.

PronounEdit

bo

  1. you (second person singular)

DeterminerEdit

bo

  1. your

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bo.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

bo

  1. because, for
    Synonyms: ponieważ, gdyż, bowiem, albowiem, dlatego że, jako że
  2. or (else)
    Wstawaj już, bo spóźnisz się do szkoły!Get up now or you'll be late for school!

ParticleEdit

bo

  1. emphasizes the statement, usually in phrases of opposite meanings, or introduces a rhetorical question, denying its literal meaning
    Ładna, bo ładna, ale głupia.Well, she might be pretty, but she is also stupid.
    Bo to prawda?Is this really true?
    Bo ja wiem?How am I supposed to know that?

Further readingEdit

  • bo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bọ̑

  1. third-person singular future of bíti

SpanishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

InterjectionEdit

bo

  1. (Uruguay, colloquial) hey, mate, dude
    Synonym: che

Sranan TongoEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of ben and o.

ParticleEdit

bo

  1. Marker for the irrealis mood.

Etymology 2Edit

From English bow.

NounEdit

bo

  1. bow, arch

Related termsEdit


SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

bo (present bor, preterite bodde, supine bott, imperative bo)

  1. (intransitive) live; dwell; to have permanent residence
    Jag vill bo i en stor stad.
    I want to live in a big city.
ConjugationEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

bo n

  1. nest; the place where certain animals live, in particular birds.
    fågelbo
    bird’s nest
  2. a home (the inventory that turns a place into a home)
  3. c (only in compounds) a person living in given city (e.g. Londonbo) or way (sambo, särbo)
Usage notesEdit
  • The use of "bo" as a shorthand for "bostad" and "boende" (housing) goes back at least to the 1920s, for example in the name of trade expos like "Bygge och Bo" (1925).
DeclensionEdit
Declension of bo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bo boet bon bona
Genitive bos boets bons bonas

Alternative form for the definite singular: bot/bots.

Declension of bo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bo bon bor borna
Genitive bos bons bors bornas
Related termsEdit
See alsoEdit

TasmanianEdit

PronounEdit

bo

  1. I

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • N.J.B. Plomley (1976) A word-list of the Tasmanian aboriginal languages[1]

VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *boem, from Latin bos, bovem.

NounEdit

bo m (invariable)

  1. ox

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Chemical element
B
Previous: beri (Be)
Next: cacbon (C)

From French bore.

NounEdit

bo

  1. boron

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

bo

  1. Alternative form of boa (to leave a tip)

WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

bo

  1. (literary) third-person singular present subjunctive of bod

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bo fo mo unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

XhosaEdit

PronounEdit

-bo

  1. Combining stem of bona.

YaleEdit

PronounEdit

bo

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

ZhuangEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese (MC pʰuɑ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bo (Sawndip forms 𡏋, , , 𫭝, old orthography bo)

  1. mountain slope; hillside; mountainside

ZuluEdit

PronounEdit

-bo

  1. Combining stem of bona.