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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Origin uncertain; probably ultimately imitative. Compare Arabic بُوسَة (būsa, kiss).

NounEdit

buss (plural busses)

  1. (archaic) A kiss.
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VerbEdit

buss (third-person singular simple present busses, present participle bussing, simple past and past participle bussed)

  1. (transitive) To kiss (either literally or figuratively).
    • c. 1616, Shakespeare, King John, (1623) iii, iv p35:
      I will thinke thou smil'st, And busse thee as thy wife.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 189:
      As the repatriated explorer dodges down to buss the earth […] he is so thoroughly caught up in the rhapsody of the moment that he fails to take into account the traffic behind him.
    • 2007, Fiddlehead, Winter 61:
      Sam...really was six-ten and his head bussed the ceiling.
  2. (intransitive) To kiss.
    • 2007, James Isaiah Gabbe, LaRue's Maneuvers, Chapter 10, LaRue, The Blue Light, p259-60:
      In the faint glow of a single blue bulb hanging from a clothesline they bussed and fondled.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch haringbuis.

NounEdit

buss (plural busses)

  1. A herring buss, a type of shallow-keeled Dutch fishing boat used especially for herring fishing.
    • Macaulay
      the Dutch whalers and herring busses

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

buss (plural busses)

  1. Archaic form of bus (passenger vehicle).
    • Omnibuses, Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens
      We will back the machine in which we make our daily peregrination from the top of Oxford-street to the city, against any buss on the road, whether it be for the gaudiness of its exterior, the perfect simplicity of its interior, or the native coolness of its cad.

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EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

buss (genitive bussi, partitive bussi)

  1. bus, a vehicle to transport people

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FaroeseEdit

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Either a direct shortening of Latin omnibus (for all), dative plural of omnis (all), or from English bus, itself a shortening of the Latin word.

NounEdit

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural busser, definite plural bussene)

  1. bus (vehicle)
    Tar du buss til skolen?
    Do you get to school by bus? (literally: "do you take bus to the school?")
    Jeg gråter heller i en Mercedes enn på bussen, for å si det sånn. (Anne-Kat. Hærland)
    I'd rather cry in a Mercedes than on the bus, to put it that way.
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Etymology 2Edit

Uncertain, perhaps akin to butt, "blunt, thick, rounded".

NounEdit

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural busser, definite plural bussene)

  1. a quid of chewing tobacco
Usage notesEdit

Rarely used.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Either a direct shortening of Latin omnibus, "for all", dative plural of omnis, "all", or from English bus, itself a shortening of the Latin word.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. bus (vehicle)
    Tek du buss til skulen?
    Do you get to school by bus? (literally: "do you take bus to the school?")
    Ein buss er eit kjøretøy som er utforma for å frakte ei mengd passasjerar over ein distanse på veg eller gate. (from Nynorsk edition of Wikipedia)
    A bus is a vehicle designed to transport a group of passengers for a distance along a road or a street.
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Etymology 2Edit

Uncertain, perhaps akin to butt, "blunt, thick, rounded".

NounEdit

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. a quid of chewing tobacco
Usage notesEdit

Rarely used.

Etymology 3Edit

Perhaps from Low German or Dutch, compare boezem and its English cognate and equivalent bosom.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. The middel, curved part of a filled sail, fishing net or seine.
Usage notesEdit

Very rarely used.

Etymology 4Edit

From Low German busse, "short case or ring of metal for lining of an axle, shaft or bolt".

NounEdit

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. a hopper in a mill
  2. an iron ring surrounding such a hopper

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Skolt SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

buss

  1. bus

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

buss (not comparable)

  1. like an old friend
    att vara buss med någon
    to be an old friend of someone

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InterjectionEdit

buss

  1. command to a dog to attack: get, bite, catch
    buss på tjuven!
    get the thief!

NounEdit

buss c

  1. a bus, a vehicle to transport people.
    kommer inte bussen snart?
    doesn't the bus ever arrive?
  2. (computing) a bus
  3. an (old) soldier or sailor
  4. a portion of chewing tobacco
    han spottade ut bussen som han hade tuggat på
    he spat out the tobacco he'd been chewing

DeclensionEdit

Declension of buss 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative buss bussen bussar bussarna
Genitive buss bussens bussars bussarnas

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