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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bʌn/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌn

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English bunne (wheat cake, bun), from Anglo-Norman bugne (bump on the head; fritter), from Old French bugne (hence French beignet), from Frankish *bungjo (little clump), diminutive of *bungo (lump, clump), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (clump, lump, heap, crowd), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ- (thick, dense, fat). Cognate with Dutch bonk (clump, clot, cluster of fruits). More at bunch.

NounEdit

bun (plural buns)

  1. A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced.
  2. A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
    Synonym: French roll
  3. (Ireland) A cupcake.
  4. (slang, Britain) A drunken spree.
  5. (Internet, slang) A newbie.
  6. (informal, chiefly in the plural) A buttock.
  7. (informal) vagina
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Etymology 2Edit

Probably from Scots bun (tail of a rabbit or hare), which is probably from Scottish Gaelic bun (bottom, butt, stump, stub).[1]

NounEdit

bun (plural buns)

  1. (dialectal, archaic) A rabbit or sometimes a squirrel.

Etymology 3Edit

Caribbean pronunciation of burn.

VerbEdit

bun (third-person singular simple present buns, present participle bunning, simple past and past participle bunned)

  1. (Caribbean and MLE, slang) To smoke cannabis.
  2. (MLE, African American Vernacular, slang) To shoot.
    • 2004, MC Forcer, guest on Lethal Bizzle, "Pow!"
      Don't care about your crew, bun them anyday
    • 2011, Jme, "Mike Lowery"
      Some man acting dumb, think's he's a gun-man, wanna bring me drama. How you gonna bun me?
    • 2017, “Fire in the Booth”, performed by Taze, reused in ”Usual Suspects”:
      Look, come round, come round gunning, I still look try to bun him
      Don't chat on the net ’bout bunnin, oh my God why the fuck you runnin?
    • 2018, “Slatt Season”, in Sorry For The Get Off[1], performed by Drego & Beno, track 15:
      The K in the back, the glock in the front
      It’s one in the head, you know how we bun

NounEdit

bun (plural buns)

  1. (Caribbean and MLE, slang) marijuana cigarette, joint
    • 2018, HL8 and SimpzBeatz (music), “Rolling Round”, performed by Sparko of OMH:
      Man say that they spray the fire
      I fuck that shit, I drop the bun

Etymology 4Edit

From the Revised Romanization of Korean (bun), from Chinese (fen)

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bun (plural buns or bun)

  1. (Korean units of measure) A Korean unit of length equivalent to about 0.3 cm.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eric Partridge (1966), Origins: A short etymological dictionary of modern English. New York: Greenwich House, →ISBN, p. 64.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *bhunā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (to be wake, keep watch).

NounEdit

bun f

  1. hut (of mountain shepherds), chalet, fenced area (for cattle)
Related termsEdit

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bonus. Compare Daco-Romanian bun.

AdjectiveEdit

bun m (feminine bunã)

  1. good

Derived termsEdit

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DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bonus.

AdjectiveEdit

bun m (feminine buna)

  1. good

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bun (the thick end of anything, base, butt, foot), from Proto-Celtic *bonus. Cognate with Welsh bôn.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bun m (genitive singular buin, nominative plural bunanna)

  1. base, bottom
  2. stock, stump, trunk
  3. lower end
  4. extremity
  5. basis, origin, foundation
  6. basic provision
  7. settled state
  8. source, direction
  9. trace
  10. (card games) score required to win game

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • ar bun (going on; settled, established)
  • bun- (basic, fundamental, primary, ultimate, original, base, elementary; sub-; key)
  • bunaigh (found, establish; settle)
  • bunaonad (base unit)
  • bun na cluaise (earlobe)
  • bunú (foundation; establishment)
  • bunús (origin; basis)
  • de bhun (on foot of, in pursuance of)
  • de bhun tola (willingly; deliberately)
  • faoi bhun (beneath)
  • i mbun (attending to, engaged in, abiding by)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bun bhun mbun
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • Entries containing “bun” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “bun” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

bun

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぶん

LigurianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bonus.

AdjectiveEdit

bun

  1. good

Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bun m (oblique and nominative feminine singular bune)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of bon

DeclensionEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *bonus. Cognate with Welsh bôn.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bun m (genitive bona, nominative plural bonai)

  1. base
  2. bottom
  3. butt
  4. end

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: bun
  • Manx: bun
  • Scottish Gaelic: bun

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 71

Further readingEdit


RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin bonus, from Old Latin duenos, later duonus, from Proto-Italic *dwenos, from Proto-Indo-European *dew- (to show favor, revere).

AdjectiveEdit

bun m or n (feminine singular bună, masculine plural buni, feminine and neuter plural bune)

  1. good
    E un om bun, crede-mă.He is a good man, trust me.
    Sunt bun la fotbal.I am good at football.
    Antonym: rău
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Etymology 2Edit

Either from the above word or from a Vulgar Latin *avunus, ultimately from the same Proto-Indo-European root as avus. (Compare the diminutive avunculus, avonculus), probably influenced by or confused with bonus. Compare also Friulian von (grandfather), Calabrian and Piedmontese bona (grandmother) [1].

NounEdit

bun m (plural buni, feminine equivalent bună)

  1. (uncommon) grandfather
    Synonym: bunic
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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bun (the thick end of anything, base, butt, foot), from Proto-Celtic *bonus. Cognate with Welsh bôn.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bun m (genitive singular buna or buin, plural buin or bunan)

  1. bottom, base, foundation
  2. butt, stub

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
bun bhun
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


SomaliEdit

NounEdit

bun ?

  1. coffee

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese bom.

AdjectiveEdit

bun

  1. good

AdverbEdit

bun

  1. very, rather

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bone.

NounEdit

bun

  1. (anatomy) bone
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 2:21:
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