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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

French bourdon

NounEdit

burdo (accusative singular burdon, plural burdoj, accusative plural burdojn)

  1. bumble-bee

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Not natively Latin since an initial v would be expected; probably of Celtic origin, from Gaulish *burdus (mule), according to Whatmough, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷr̥dus, *gʷrd-o- (slow, heavy, tired).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

burdō m or f (genitive burdōnis); third declension

  1. mule; hinny (offspring of a jackass and a mare or of a stallion and a jenny)

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative burdō burdōnēs
Genitive burdōnis burdōnum
Dative burdōnī burdōnibus
Accusative burdōnem burdōnēs
Ablative burdōne burdōnibus
Vocative burdō burdōnēs

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Adams, J. N. (1993), “The Generic Use of “Mula” and the Status and Employment of Female Mules in the Roman World”, in Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, volume 136, DOI:10.2307/41233885, pages 55–60
  • Ernout, Alfred; Meillet, Antoine (2001), “burdo”, in Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue latine: histoire des mots (in French), with additions and corrections of André J., 4th edition, Paris: Klincksieck, page 78
  • burdo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • burdo in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • burdo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN
  • The Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, Volume 29, Issue 2 (1981)
  • Latin Notes, Volumes 1-6 (1923)

SardinianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin burdus (bastard, mule), probably of Celtic origin.

NounEdit

burdo

  1. bastard
  2. not original
  3. not working properly

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin burdus (bastard, mule), probably of Celtic origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈburdo/, [ˈburðo]

AdjectiveEdit

burdo (feminine singular burda, masculine plural burdos, feminine plural burdas)

  1. coarse, rough
  2. crude
  3. rude, uncouth

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