See also: Bou

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch bouwen, from Middle Dutch bouwen, from Old Dutch buwan, from Proto-Germanic *būaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bou (present bou, present participle bouende, past participle gebou)

  1. to build

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

bou (uncountable)

  1. building, construction (activity of building)
  2. structure

AiwooEdit

VerbEdit

bou

  1. to fear

ReferencesEdit


AromanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bōvem, accusative singular of bōs, possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *bovum. Compare Daco-Romanian bou.

NounEdit

bou m (plural boi)

  1. ox

Related termsEdit

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Occitan bou, from Latin bōvem, accusative singular of bōs, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws.

NounEdit

bou m (plural bous)

  1. ox
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Galician: bou

Etymology 2Edit

From Occitan bou, from Ancient Greek βόλος (bólos).

NounEdit

bou m (plural bous)

  1. seine fishing

Further readingEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Min Nan 武夷 (Bú-î).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bou m (plural bous)

  1. type of Chinese tea

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Catalan bou, idem.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bou m (plural bous)

  1. (fishing) pair trawling
  2. (fishing) trawler used for pair trawling
    Se vou a Bueu nun bou, vou. Se non vou nun bou, non vou. [sɪˈβowɐβuˈewnumˈbowˈβow sɪnʊmˈbownum'bownʊm'bow]
    [A Galician tongue-twister]: If I'll go to Bueu in a bou, I'll go; but if I won't go in a bou, I won't go.

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

bou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぼう

MarshalleseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bou

  1. a dragonfly

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MòchenoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German , , wār, from Old High German hwār, from Proto-West Germanic *hwār, from Proto-Germanic *hwar (where). Cognate with German wo, English where.

AdverbEdit

bou

  1. where

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Old OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bōvem, accusative singular of bōs.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bou m (oblique plural bous, nominative singular bous, nominative plural bou)

  1. ox

DescendantsEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bōvem, accusative singular of bōs, possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *bovum. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bou m (plural boi)

  1. ox
  2. (colloquial) idiot
    Synonyms: idiot, tâmpit, prost

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

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ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [buː]
  • (Southern Scots) IPA(key): [bʌu]
  • (North Northern Scots) IPA(key): [puː]

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse (farming, a farm, farm stock).

NounEdit

bou (plural bous)

  1. (agriculture) stock or herd of cattle; farmhouse, village
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse bógr.

NounEdit

bou (plural bous)

  1. (nautical) bow

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English boga, from Proto-Germanic *bugô.

VerbEdit

bou (third-person singular present bous, present participle bouin, past boued, past participle boued)

  1. to bow, bend
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

bou (plural bous)

  1. louse
Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

bou (plural bous)

  1. Alternative form of bo

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Catalan bou. Doublet of buey and bife.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bou m (uncountable)

  1. seine fishing

NounEdit

bou m (plural boues)

  1. boat for seine fishing, seiner