See also: Bost and bòst

English edit

Etymology edit

Possibly from bust or burst.

Verb edit

bost (third-person singular simple present bosts, present participle bosting, simple past and past participle bosted)

  1. (UK dialect, Black Country) to break

Derived terms edit

Anagrams edit

Basque edit

Basque numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: bost
    Ordinal: bosgarren
    Multiplier: boskoitz
    Distributive: bosna
    Collective: boskote
    Fractional: bosten

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Basque *bortz (five). Often compared with Aquitanian *bors (five).[1][2]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bos̺t/ [bos̺t̪]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -os̺t
  • Hyphenation: bost
  • (casual speech) IPA(key): /bos̺/

Numeral edit


  1. five

Declension edit

References edit

  1. ^ Orduña A., Eduardo (2011) “Los numerales ibéricos y el protovasco [Iberian numerals and Proto-Basque]”, in Veleia[1] (in Spanish), volume 28, pages 125–139
  2. ^ Mitxelena, Koldo L. (1961) Fonética histórica vasca [Basque Historical Phonetics] (Obras completas de Luis Michelena; 1) (in Spanish), Diputación Foral de Guipuzkoa, published 1990, →ISBN, page 363

Further reading edit

  • bost”, in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], Euskaltzaindia, 1987–2005
  • bost”, in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], Euskaltzaindia
  • bost” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask,

Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman bost, probably of North Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *bausuz (inflated, swollen, puffed up, proud, arrogant, bad).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

bost (plural bosts)

  1. brag, boast

Descendants edit

  • English: boast
  • Yola: boust

References edit