See also: Bosse, bossé, bøsse, and boße

AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bosse

  1. plural of bos

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French bosse. Compare Occitan bossa, Italian boccia and bozza; cf. also Romanian bot.

NounEdit

bosse f (plural bosses)

  1. bump (small elevated level)
  2. hump (of e.g. a camel or zebu)
  3. dent (in e.g. a car panel)
  4. (freestyle skiing) mogul
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See bosser.

VerbEdit

bosse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bosser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of bosser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of bosser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of bosser
  5. second-person singular imperative of bosser

ReferencesEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French boce. The spelling bosse (as opposed to boce) first appears circa 1389[1]

NounEdit

bosse f (plural bosses)

  1. swelling; bump (for example due to injury or illness)

DescendantsEdit

  • French: bosse

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (boce, supplement)
  1. ^ bosse on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French), subsection 'formes'

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bus.

NounEdit

bosse f (plural bosses)

  1. (Guernsey) bus

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German busseln.

VerbEdit

bosse

  1. to kiss

SynonymsEdit