English edit

 
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Boa constrictor
 
Feather boa

Etymology edit

From Middle English boa, from Latin boa (large snake), a species of serpent mentioned in Pliny's Naturalis Historia (Natural History). The scarf was named attributively, for its resemblance to the snake when worn.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊ.ə/, (obsolete) /bɔː/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈboʊ.ə/
  • Rhymes: -əʊə

Noun edit

boa (plural boas)

  1. Any of a group of large American snakes, of the genus Boa, subfamily Boinae, or family Boidae, including the boa constrictor and the emperor boa of Mexico.
  2. (plural "boas") A type of long scarf; typically made from synthetic or real feathers (or occasionally fur), and usually worn by being draped across the shoulders with the ends hanging low, sometimes also with a loop around the neck.

Derived terms edit

Translations edit

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Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin boa (large snake). Doublet of boà.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

boa f (plural boes)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. scaly dragonfish (Stomias boa boa)
    Synonym: boa marina

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Etymology edit

From Latin boa (large snake).

Noun edit

boa c (singular definite boaen, plural indefinite boaer)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (item of clothing)

Declension edit

Synonyms edit

Derived terms edit

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Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch boa, from Latin boa. The use for scarf derived from French boa.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

boa m (plural boa's, diminutive boaatje n)

  1. boa, snake of the genus Boa
  2. fur or plumed scarf, boa

Descendants edit

  • Indonesian: boa

Esperanto edit

Etymology edit

From bo- +‎ -a.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈboa]
  • Rhymes: -oa
  • Hyphenation: bo‧a

Adjective edit

boa (accusative singular boan, plural boaj, accusative plural boajn)

  1. Related by marriage (rarely used; bo- is usually a prefix).

Fala edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese voda (wedding), from Latin vōta (vows).

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

boa f (plural boas)

  1. (Mañegu) wedding

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Spanish boa, from Latin boa.

Noun edit

boa f (plural boas)

  1. boa

Etymology 3 edit

Adjective edit

boa

  1. feminine singular of bo (good)

References edit

  • Valeš, Miroslav (2021) Diccionariu de A Fala: lagarteiru, mañegu, valverdeñu (web)[2], 2nd edition, Minde, Portugal: CIDLeS, published 2022, →ISBN

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From Latin boa.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbo.ɑ/, [ˈbo̞.ɑ̝]
  • IPA(key): /ˈboːɑ/, [ˈbo̞ːɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -o.ɑ
  • Syllabification(key): bo‧a

Noun edit

boa

  1. boa (snake)

Declension edit

Inflection of boa (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative boa boat
genitive boan boien
partitive boaa boia
illative boaan boiin
singular plural
nominative boa boat
accusative nom. boa boat
gen. boan
genitive boan boien
boainrare
partitive boaa boia
inessive boassa boissa
elative boasta boista
illative boaan boiin
adessive boalla boilla
ablative boalta boilta
allative boalle boille
essive boana boina
translative boaksi boiksi
abessive boatta boitta
instructive boin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of boa (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative boani boani
accusative nom. boani boani
gen. boani
genitive boani boieni
boainirare
partitive boaani boiani
inessive boassani boissani
elative boastani boistani
illative boaani boiini
adessive boallani boillani
ablative boaltani boiltani
allative boalleni boilleni
essive boanani boinani
translative boakseni boikseni
abessive boattani boittani
instructive
comitative boineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative boasi boasi
accusative nom. boasi boasi
gen. boasi
genitive boasi boiesi
boaisirare
partitive boaasi boiasi
inessive boassasi boissasi
elative boastasi boistasi
illative boaasi boiisi
adessive boallasi boillasi
ablative boaltasi boiltasi
allative boallesi boillesi
essive boanasi boinasi
translative boaksesi boiksesi
abessive boattasi boittasi
instructive
comitative boinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative boamme boamme
accusative nom. boamme boamme
gen. boamme
genitive boamme boiemme
boaimmerare
partitive boaamme boiamme
inessive boassamme boissamme
elative boastamme boistamme
illative boaamme boiimme
adessive boallamme boillamme
ablative boaltamme boiltamme
allative boallemme boillemme
essive boanamme boinamme
translative boaksemme boiksemme
abessive boattamme boittamme
instructive
comitative boinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative boanne boanne
accusative nom. boanne boanne
gen. boanne
genitive boanne boienne
boainnerare
partitive boaanne boianne
inessive boassanne boissanne
elative boastanne boistanne
illative boaanne boiinne
adessive boallanne boillanne
ablative boaltanne boiltanne
allative boallenne boillenne
essive boananne boinanne
translative boaksenne boiksenne
abessive boattanne boittanne
instructive
comitative boinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative boansa boansa
accusative nom. boansa boansa
gen. boansa
genitive boansa boiensa
boainsarare
partitive boaansa boiaan
boiansa
inessive boassaan
boassansa
boissaan
boissansa
elative boastaan
boastansa
boistaan
boistansa
illative boaansa boiinsa
adessive boallaan
boallansa
boillaan
boillansa
ablative boaltaan
boaltansa
boiltaan
boiltansa
allative boalleen
boallensa
boilleen
boillensa
essive boanaan
boanansa
boinaan
boinansa
translative boakseen
boaksensa
boikseen
boiksensa
abessive boattaan
boattansa
boittaan
boittansa
instructive
comitative boineen
boinensa

Compounds edit

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French edit

Etymology edit

From Latin boa (large snake).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

boa m (plural boas)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

Galician edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Latin boa (large snake).

Noun edit

boa f (plural boas)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective edit

boa

  1. feminine singular of bo

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Etymology edit

From Dutch boa, from Middle Dutch boa, from Latin boa.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈboa̯]
  • Hyphenation: boa

Noun edit

boa (first-person possessive boaku, second-person possessive boamu, third-person possessive boanya)

  1. boa, snake of the genus Boa
  2. fur or plumed scarf, boa

Further reading edit

Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin boa.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔ.a/
  • Rhymes: -ɔa
  • Hyphenation: bò‧a

Noun edit

boa m (invariable)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Noun edit

boa f (plural boe)

  1. buoy

Katembri edit

Noun edit

boa

  1. moon

References edit

  • Čestmír Loukotka, ‎Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 88-89

Latin edit

Etymology 1 edit

First mentioned by Pliny, of unknown origin. Folk etymology connected it to Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs, ox).[1]

Noun edit

boa f (genitive boae); first declension

  1. A large snake native to Roman Italy.
  2. A disease, the measles or smallpox.
Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative boa boae
Genitive boae boārum
Dative boae boīs
Accusative boam boās
Ablative boā boīs
Vocative boa boae

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

boā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of boō

References edit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “boa”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Lindu edit

Noun edit

boa

  1. lie; falsehood

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Noun edit

boa m (definite singular boaen, indefinite plural boaer, definite plural boaene)

  1. boa

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Noun edit

boa m (definite singular boaen, indefinite plural boaer or boaar, definite plural boaene or boaane)

  1. boa

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French boa, from Latin boa.[1] First attested in 1836.[2]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

boa m anim (indeclinable)

  1. boa (snake)
    duży boaa large boa
    niewielki boaa small boa
    kilkumetrowy boaa boa a few meters long
    wygłodzony boaa starving boa
    wąż boaa boa snake
    cielsko boaa boa carcass

Noun edit

boa n (indeclinable)

  1. boa
    futrzane boaa furry boa
    pierzaste boaa feather boa
    puchowe boaa down boa
    wyłysiałe boaa featherless boa
    boa z pióra boa made of feathers
    boa ze strusich pióra boa made of ostrich feathers
    szal z boaa scarf and boa
    poprawiać boaa to fix a boa
    włożyć na szyję boato wrap a boa around one's neck
    owinięty boawrapped in a boa

Derived terms edit

noun

References edit

  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko; Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021), “boa”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Kurjer Warszawski[1], issue R.16, nr 328, 1836, page 1612

Further reading edit

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

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈbo(w).ɐ/ [ˈbo(ʊ̯).ɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈbo(w).a/ [ˈbo(ʊ̯).a]
 

  • Hyphenation: bo‧a

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese bõa, from Latin bona, feminine of bonus (good). Cognate with Galician boa.

Adjective edit

boa

  1. feminine singular of bom
Derived terms edit

Noun edit

boa f (plural boas)

  1. an interesting story, joke or news

Interjection edit

boa!

  1. good one!, well done!, all right! (expresses approval, applause or admiration)

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from New Latin Boa, from Latin boa (large Italian snake species).

Noun edit

boa f (plural boas)

  1. boa (any snake of the Boa genus)
    Synonym: jiboia

Further reading edit

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French boa.

Noun edit

boa m (uncountable)

  1. boa constrictor

Declension edit

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin boa.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈboa/ [ˈbo.a]
  • Rhymes: -oa
  • Syllabification: bo‧a

Noun edit

boa f (plural boas)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf made from feathers)

Further reading edit

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Latin boa.

Noun edit

boa c

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Declension edit

Declension of boa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative boa boan boor boorna
Genitive boas boans boors boornas

Vietnamese edit

Etymology edit

From French pourboire (tip, literally for-drink).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

boa

  1. to leave a tip; to give gratuity
    tiền boaa tip

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