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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɒt/
  • (US) enPR: bŏt, IPA(key): /bɑt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒt

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly a modification of Scottish Gaelic boiteag (maggot).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bot (plural bots)

  1. The larva of a botfly, which infests the skin of various mammals, producing warbles, or the nasal passage of sheep, or the stomach of horses.
    • 1946, Canadian Journal of Research: Zoological Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, page 76:
      One deer, later found to be heavily parasitized by bots, suffered severe vomiting attacks during the early spring.
    • 1984, Adrian Forsyth, Kenneth Miyata, Tropical Nature, page 157:
      Jerry prepared a glass jar with sterilized sand to act as a nursery for his pulsating bot, but despite his tender ministrations the larva dried out and died before it could encase itself in a pupal sheath.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From bottom.

VerbEdit

bot (third-person singular simple present bots, present participle botting, simple past and past participle botted)

  1. (Britain, slang) To bugger
  2. (Australia, informal) To ask for and be given something with the direct intention of exploiting the thing’s usefulness, almost exclusively with cigarettes.
    Can I bot a smoke?
    Jonny always bots off me. I just wish he’d get his own pack.
Usage notesEdit

Although there are some references that mention that somebody could actually be a "bot" if they practice the art of botting, this noun is not really commonly used.

SynonymsEdit
  • (To ask for something): bum (UK)

Etymology 3Edit

Shortened from robot.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bot (plural bots)

  1. (science fiction, informal) A physical robot.
    • 1998, David G. Hartwell, editor, Year's best SF 3, page 130:
      I stared at the bot and recognized her for the first time. She was me.
    • 2007, Peter F. Hamilton, The Dreaming Void[1]:
      The bot juddered to a halt, as the whole lower segment of its power arm darkened.
    • 2005, Greg Bear, Quantico[2], page 71:
      As he guided the bot, Andrews reminisced about his younger days in Wyoming, when he had witnessed a mishandled load of wheat puff out a dusty fog.
  2. (computing) A piece of software designed to complete a minor but repetitive task automatically or on command, especially when operating with the appearance of a (human) user profile or account.
    • 2009, Ryan Farley, Xinyuan Wang, “Roving Bugnet: Distributed Surveillance Threat and Mitigation”, in Dimitris Gritzalis, Javier López, editors, Emerging Challenges for Security, Privacy and Trust: 24th IFIP TC 11 International Information Security Conference[3], page 42:
      The goals of IRC bots vary widely, such as automatically kicking other users off or more nefarious things like spamming other IRC users. In this paper, a free standing IRC bot is presented that monitors an IRC channel for commands from a particular user and responds accordingly.
    • 2009, Richard K. Neumann, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing: Structure, Strategy, and Style[4], page 91:
      He is particularly good at creating web robots, which are also called bots. A bot is software that searches for certain kinds of websites and then automatically does something — good or bad — on each site. Google uses bots to search and index websites.
    • 2010, Dusty Reagan, Twitter Application Development For Dummies[5], page 59:
      Twitter bots can leverage Twitter′s text message support to allow users to accomplish tasks from their cell phones. You could consider Twitter accounts that are simply an automated import of blog′s RSS feed a Twitter bot.
  3. (video games) A computer-controlled character in a multiplayer video game, such as a first-person shooter.
Related termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

bot (third-person singular simple present bots, present participle botting, simple past and past participle botted)

  1. (video games) To use a bot, or automated program.
    Players caught botting will be banned from the server.

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch bot, from Middle Dutch bot.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bot (plural [please provide])

  1. flounder (fish)

ReferencesEdit


CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From botar.

NounEdit

bot m (plural bots)

  1. A jump, leap
Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

bot

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of botre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of botre

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English bot (English boat), from Old English bāt (boat), from Proto-Germanic *baitaz, *baitą (boat, small ship), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to break, split).

NounEdit

bot m (plural bots)

  1. boat
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Late Latin buttis (wineskin).

NounEdit

bot m (plural bots)

  1. wineskin
  2. bagpipes
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

DalmatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from a derivative of Latin battuō, or alternatively of Germanic origin. Compare Italian botta, French botte.

NounEdit

bot m

  1. blow, slap, smack, whack, knock, strike, thud

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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AdjectiveEdit

bot (comparative botter, superlative botst)

  1. not sharp, blunt, dull
  2. impolite, badly behaving: curt, blunt, rude
InflectionEdit
Inflection of bot
uninflected bot
inflected botte
comparative botter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial bot botter het botst
het botste
indefinite m./f. sing. botte bottere botste
n. sing. bot botter botste
plural botte bottere botste
definite botte bottere botste
partitive bots botters

Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

bot n (plural botten, diminutive botje n)

  1. bone
    Synonyms: been, knekel, knook
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Dutch bot. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

bot m (plural botten, diminutive botje n)

  1. flounder (a type of fish)
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: bot
  • West Frisian: bot

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

bot m (plural botten, diminutive botje n)

  1. (Belgium) boot

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bot

  1. First-person singular preterite of bieten
  2. Third-person singular preterite of bieten

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

  This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bot (plural botok)

  1. stick

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative bot botok
accusative botot botokat
dative botnak botoknak
instrumental bottal botokkal
causal-final botért botokért
translative bottá botokká
terminative botig botokig
essive-formal botként botokként
essive-modal
inessive botban botokban
superessive boton botokon
adessive botnál botoknál
illative botba botokba
sublative botra botokra
allative bothoz botokhoz
elative botból botokból
delative botról botokról
ablative bottól botoktól
Possessive forms of bot
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. botom botjaim
2nd person sing. botod botjaid
3rd person sing. botja botjai
1st person plural botunk botjaink
2nd person plural bototok botjaitok
3rd person plural botjuk botjaik

Derived termsEdit

(Compound words):

(Expressions):


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse búð.

NounEdit

bot

  1. Alternative form of bothe (booth)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English batt.

NounEdit

bot

  1. Alternative form of bat

Middle IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *buzdos (tail, penis) (compare Welsh both ‘hub, nave’, Breton bod ‘bush, shrub; branch’), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷosdʰos (piece of wood)

NounEdit

bot m

  1. tail
  2. penis

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bot bot
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbot
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bót

NounEdit

bot f, m (definite singular bota or boten, indefinite plural bøter, definite plural bøtene)

  1. a fine (sum of money to be paid as a penalty for an offence)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bót

NounEdit

bot f (definite singular bota, indefinite plural bøter, definite plural bøtene)

  1. a fine (as above)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *bōtō (recompense). Cognate with Old Frisian bōte, Old Saxon bōta, Dutch boete, Old High German buoza (German Buße), Old Norse bōt (Swedish bot), Gothic 𐌱𐍉𐍄𐌰 (bōta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bōt f (nominative plural bōte)

  1. help, assistance, rescue, remedy, cure, deliverance from evil
    Byþ hræd bót. — The cure will be quick.
  2. mending, repair, improvement
    ... and án swulung þǽre cirican to bóte — and an offering to the church for repairs
  3. compensation for an injury or wrong; (peace) offering, recompense, amends, atonement, reformation, penance, repentance
    For bóte his synna — for a redressing of his sins
  4. improvement in (moral) condition, amendment
    Hé tó bóte gehwearf — he was converted

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare Italian botta (toad), Old English padde (toad), Old Norse padda (toad). More at paddock.

NounEdit

bot f (oblique plural boz or botz, nominative singular bot, nominative plural boz or botz)

  1. toad (animal)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bot m (oblique plural boz or botz, nominative singular boz or botz, nominative plural bot)

  1. strike; hit; blow
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See bat.

NounEdit

bot m (oblique plural boz or botz, nominative singular boz or botz, nominative plural bot)

  1. Alternative form of bat

Etymology 4Edit

See bout.

NounEdit

bot m (oblique plural boz or botz, nominative singular boz or botz, nominative plural bot)

  1. Alternative form of bout

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bot) (sense #1, 'toad' and #2, 'strike')
  • bot on the Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub (sense #3, 'boat' and a citation or sense #4, 'end')

Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bót, from Proto-Germanic *bōtō.

NounEdit

bōt f

  1. improvement
  2. benefit, utility
  3. cure
  4. compensation

DeclensionEdit

or

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English bot.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bot m (plural bots)

  1. (computing) bot (a piece of software for doing repetitive tasks)
  2. (video games) bot (a player controlled by software)

Related termsEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from a Vulgar Latin root *botum, perhaps from Latin botulus or from a root *botium, a Germanic borrowing, from Frankish *boce (knob), from Old High German bozzan (to beat), from Proto-Germanic *bautaną (to push, strike).[1]

Compare Italian bozza, French bosse. See also butuc and boț.

NounEdit

bot n (plural boturi)

  1. (usually of animals) snout, mouth
  2. bump
  3. hump

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928-2002), “*bottia”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 10, page 469

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English bot.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bot m (plural bots)

  1. bot (robot)

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Swedish bōt (improvement), from Old Norse ᛒᚢᛏ (in the Latin script bót) whence also Icelandic bót), from Proto-Germanic *bōtō. Akin to English boot (remedy", "profit"). Masculine in Late Modern Swedish.

NounEdit

bot c

  1. fine (penalty in money)
DeclensionEdit
Declension of bot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bot boten böter böterna
Genitive bots botens böters böternas
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Originally the same word as etymology 1.

NounEdit

bot c

  1. cure; remedy
DeclensionEdit
Declension of bot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bot boten boter boterna
Genitive bots botens boters boternas
See alsoEdit

TatarEdit

NounEdit

bot

  1. thigh

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

bot (plural bots)

  1. boat

DeclensionEdit


West FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bot

  1. a type of impolite behaviour: curt, blunt, rude
  2. dull (as a knife)

AdverbEdit

bot

  1. very, quite

NounEdit

bot m

  1. flounder (a type of fish)