See also: Boor and bòòr

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch boer (peasant), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *būraz (dweller, inhabitant). Doublet of Boer.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

boor (plural boors)

  1. A peasant.
  2. A Boer, white South African of Dutch or Huguenot descent.
  3. A yokel, country bumpkin.
  4. An uncultured person.
    • 1623, William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale V.ii.155
      Not swear it, now I am a gentleman? Let boors and franklins say it, I'll swear it.
    • 1905, Edmund Selous, The Bird Watcher in the Shetlands, p. 107 [1]:
      I question if any man ever saw his absent friend more clearly than did Shakespeare his Falstaff, for instance, or Scott his Balfour of Burleigh. But does it, therefore, follow that either of these great writers would, when hungry, have summoned up before him a clearer picture of his approaching dinner, than does the equally hungry or very much hungrier boor? This I doubt; and on the same principle I doubt if the said boor would see his dinner more clearly than a wolf, bear, or tiger would theirs when in quest of it.

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AfarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French port.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈboːɾ/
  • Hyphenation: boor

NounEdit

bóor m 

  1. port, harbour

ReferencesEdit

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 52

AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch boor, from Middle Dutch bore

NounEdit

boor (plural bore, diminutive boortjie)

  1. drill

Etymology 2Edit

Chemical element
B
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From Dutch boor, from borium

NounEdit

boor (uncountable)

  1. boron

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Etymology 3Edit

From Dutch boren

VerbEdit

boor (present boor, present participle borende, past participle geboor)

  1. to drill

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch bore.

NounEdit

boor f (plural boren, diminutive boortje n)

  1. drill
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DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: boor
  • Indonesian: bor
  • Papiamentu: bor, boor

Etymology 2Edit

Chemical element
B
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Next: koolstof (C)

Dutchification of borium.

NounEdit

boor n (uncountable)

  1. boron
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Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

boor

  1. first-person singular present indicative of boren
  2. imperative of boren

EstonianEdit

Chemical element
B
Previous: berüllium (Be)
Next: süsinik (C)
 
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NounEdit

boor (genitive boori, partitive boori)

  1. boron

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

boor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of boō

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

boor

  1. Alternative form of bor

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

boor

  1. indefinite plural of boa

YolaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English povre.

AdjectiveEdit

boor

  1. poor

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith