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Etymology

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From Dutch buis.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /bœis/
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Noun

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buis (plural buise, diminutive buisie)

  1. tube, duct, pipe

Dutch

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Etymology 1

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From Middle Dutch buse, of uncertain origin, plausibly representing an umlauted byform *beusju of Proto-West Germanic *beusu (rush, bentgrass) which gives Dutch bies. For the "television" sense, compare English tube.

Noun

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buis f (plural buizen, diminutive buisje n)

  1. pipe, duct
  2. (slang) television
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Descendants
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  • Afrikaans: buis
  • Caribbean Javanese: bès, bèis
  • Indonesian: bis
  • West Frisian: buis

Etymology 2

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Clipping of wambuis.

Noun

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buis n (plural buizen, diminutive buisje n)

  1. (historical) gambeson
  2. A type of coat or jacket.
  3. A type of blouse.
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Etymology 3

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From Middle Dutch buse, from Medieval Latin buscia, buza, buccia (possibly Middle Dutch loaned the Latin by way of Old French busse, buce); further etymology uncertain.

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buis f (plural buizen, diminutive buisje n)

  1. (historical) A buss, a type of fishing vessel.
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Etymology 4

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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buis

  1. inflection of buizen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old French bois, from Latin buxus.

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Noun

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buis m (plural buis)

  1. box (tree)
  2. boxwood

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Further reading

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Anagrams

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Ilocano

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbwis/ [ˈbwis]
  • Hyphenation: bu‧is

Noun

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buís

  1. tax

Kapampangan

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Etymology

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Compare Tagalog buwis.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbwis/ [ˈbwis]
  • Hyphenation: bu‧is

Noun

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buís

  1. tax

Verb

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buís

  1. to pay tax

Maguindanao

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Noun

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buís

  1. tax

West Frisian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Dutch buis.

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Noun

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buis c (plural buizen, diminutive buiske)

  1. tube, pipe, duct

Further reading

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  • buis (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011