Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derivative of Proto-Germanic *bansaz, perhaps equivalent to *bōs +‎ -iġ. Compare Low German Bansige.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈboː.sij/, [ˈboː.zij]

NounEdit

bōsiġ m or n

  1. an ox or cowstall
  2. a cowshed
  3. a manger

Usage notesEdit

  • The exact gender is uncertain; it is believed to be either masculine or neuter.

DeclensionEdit

Masculine
Neuter

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: *bosy