See also: bòsta

BasqueEdit

NumeralEdit

bosta

  1. absolutive singular of bost

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since 1671. From Celtic, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷew- (excrement; dung) + the suffix *-st-;[1] Compare German Kot (feces), Welsh budr (filthy).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈbɔsta̝/

NounEdit

bosta f (plural bostas)

  1. (uncountable) dung; manure (of cattle).
    • 1671, Gabriel Feijoo, Contenda dos labradores de Caldelas:
      bou correndo pola posta, s'acho jantar que comer, qu'ainda a tarde ei de esparjer unha gran pilla de bosta
      I'm running for the loaf, if I find food to eat, because yet this afternoon I ought to spread a large pile of manure
    • 1927, X. Lesta Meis, Estebo, A Coruña: Lar, page 106:
      O Carpulla andaba á bosta. Cun cesto de aro colgado debaixo do brazo, iba e viña por camiños e carreiros recollendo canta alcontraba para facer esterco
      Carpulla ("Hunger") used to search for dung. With a hoop basked under the arm, he came and went on the roads and ways, picking up as much as he could find to make manure
  2. platter, an individual cow dung

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • bouta (a mixture of cow feces and water once used as a sealant).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Julián Santano Moreno, "Celtibérico boustom, iberorromance busto, “pastizal, vacada” y bosta “boñiga”", Nouvelle Revue d’Onomastique, n° 56, 2014, p. 227-262.

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic بَسْطة(basṭa, width, ampeleness, increase, excellence), rarer also بُسْطة(busṭa). Additionally, Maltese bosta is the regular outcome of Arabic بُسَطاء(busaṭāʾ, the common people, the uneducated crowd); it is possible, though not necessary, that this etymon also contributed to the Maltese word.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bosta

  1. much, many
    Synonym: ħafna

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from bostal (corral: cattle pen), from Late Latin bōstar, būstar, from bōs (bull) and stāre (to stand, remain; a standing, habitation).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bosta f (plural bostas)

  1. (vulgar, slang) shit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ José Pedro Machado, Dicionário Etimológico da Língua Portuguesa, 1995

SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bọ̑sta

  1. second/third-person dual future of bíti

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

bosta f (plural bostas)

  1. manure
  2. cowpat