bo

English

Etymology 1

Imitative.

Alternative forms

Interjection

bo

  1. An exclamation used to startle or frighten.

Etymology 2

Probably a shortening of boy.

Noun

bo (plural bos)

  1. (US, slang) Fellow, chap, boy.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 255:
      ‘Never heard of him,’ he smiled. ‘On your way, bo.’

Etymology 3

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From Japanese (), from Middle Chinese (bǽwng, staff, club) (compare modern Chinese (bàng)).

Noun

bo (plural bos)

  1. (martial arts) A quarterstaff, especially in an oriental context.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch boven

Pronunciation

Adverb

bo

  1. above

Preposition

bo

  1. above

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan bon, from Latin bonus, from Old Latin duenos, later duonus, from Proto-Italic *dwenos, from Proto-Indo-European *dew- (to show favor, revere). Numerous cognates include French bon and Portuguese bom.

Pronunciation

Adjective

bo (feminine bona, masculine plural bons, feminine plural bones)

  1. good

Usage notes

The form bon is used as the masculine singular form when the adjective precedes the noun, and bo is used in all other cases.

Derived terms

Related terms

See also

Further reading


Cebuano

Noun

bo

  1. arm wrestling

Verb

bo

  1. to arm-wrestle

Cimbrian

Etymology

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

Conjunction

bo

  1. (Sette Comuni) the ... the
    Bo mèront hatzich, bo mèeront bilzich.
    The more we have, the more we want.

References

  • “bo” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso, Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo, 1974

Cuiba

Noun

bo

  1. home, house

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bo.

Pronunciation

Conjunction

bo

  1. (dialectal) as, since, because

Synonyms

Further reading

  • bo in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • bo in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse , from Old Norse búa (to reside).

Noun

bo n (singular definite boet, plural indefinite boer)

  1. estate (the property of a deceased person)
  2. den, nest
  3. abode, home
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Old Norse búa (to reside).

Verb

bo (imperative bo, infinitive at bo, present tense bor, past tense boede, perfect tense har boet)

  1. live, reside, dwell
    Hun bor i London.
    She lives in London.

Dutch

Etymology

Clipping of boterham..

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /boː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oː

Noun

bo m (plural bo's, diminutive boke n)

  1. (Belgium) sandwich

Duvle

Noun

bo

  1. fire

Further reading

Bill Palmer, The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area (→ISBN, 2017), page 531, table 95, Comparative basic vocabulary in Lakes Plain Languages


Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • (file)

Noun

bo (accusative singular bo-on, plural bo-oj, accusative plural bo-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

See also


Friulian

Etymology

From Latin bōs, bōvem, probably through Vulgar Latin *boem.

Noun

bo m (plural bûs)

  1. ox

Synonyms

See also


Galician

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese bõo, from Latin bonus. Cognate with Portuguese bom and Spanish bueno.

Pronunciation

Adjective

bo m (feminine singular boa, masculine plural bos, feminine plural boas)

  1. good
    Antonyms: malo, mao

Derived terms

Related terms

References

  • bo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • bo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • bo” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • bo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology 1

From Portuguese vós. Cognates with Kabuverdianu bo.

Pronoun

bo

  1. you (second person singular).
  2. you (second person plural)

Etymology 2

From Portuguese bom. Cognates with Kabuverdianu bon.

Adjective

bo

  1. good

Gunwinggu

Pronunciation

Noun

bo

  1. water
  2. liquid

Derived terms

Terms derived from bo (noun)

References

  • Lynette Frances Oates, A Tentative Description of the Gunwinggu Language (1964)
  • Steven and Narelle Etherington, Kunwinjku Kunwok: A Short Introduction to Kunwinjku Language and Society (third edition, 1998)

Italian

Interjection

bo

  1. Alternative spelling of boh

Japanese

Romanization

bo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese vós.

Pronoun

bo

  1. you (second person singular).

Kalasha

Etymology

From Sanskrit बहु (bahu), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰn̥ǵʰús. Cognate with Hindi बहुत (bahut).

Adverb

bo

  1. very

Adjective

bo

  1. many, a lot

Kurdish

Pronunciation

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Preposition

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  1. for

Derived terms

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Mandarin

Romanization

bo (Zhuyin ˙ㄅㄛ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of
  3. Pinyin transcription of
  4. Pinyin transcription of

bo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mawes

Noun

bo

  1. water

Further reading


Nabak

Noun

bo

  1. pig

References

  • Corinna Handschuh, A typology of marked-S languages

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Middle Low German behof (compare with behov)

Noun

bo (indeclinable) (idiomatic use only)

  1. (uncountable, usually with ha) a need
    Jeg har bo for en hammer.
    I could use a hammer.
Usage notes

A noun not commonly used.

Synonyms
Related terms

Etymology 2

From Danish bo, from Old Norse (settled area, town) (compare alternative form bu). Akin to bod (store room, booth) and the verb bo (to live).

Alternative forms

  • bu (Nynorsk also)

Noun

bo n (definite singular boet, indefinite plural bo, definite plural boa or boene)

  1. one's home (mainly idiomatic)
    De giftet seg og satte bo.
    They married and settled down/built their home.
  2. estate
    Å skifte et bo.
    To divide an estate.
Synonyms
Derived terms
See combined section below.

Etymology 3

From Danish bo, from Old Norse búa (to prepare, finish, make preparations, equip), cognate with Old English būan, Old Frisian buwa, Old Saxon būan and Old High German būan (whence German bauen).

Alternative forms

  • bu (Nynorsk also)

Verb

bo (imperative bo, present tense bor, simple past bodde, past participle bodd, present participle boende)

  1. to live (have permanent residence), stay
    Hvor bor du (hen)?
    Where do you live?
    Jeg vet hvor du bor.
    I know where you live.
    Hvor lenge blir du boende.
    How long will you be staying?
  2. to be, to dwell, to be in
    Husk at all skjønnhet på jord bor i de evige ord: Jeg elsker deg.
    Remember that all beauty on Earth dwells in those eternal words: I love you.
    (Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson)
    Du aner ikke hva som virkelig bor i henne.
    You have no idea what she's really like.
    (literally: "you have no idea what really dwells in her")
Synonyms

Derived terms

(Noun and verb)

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Middle Low German behof (compare behov)

Noun

bo (indeclinable) (idiomatic use only)

  1. (uncountable, usually with ha) a need
    Eg har bo for ein hammar.
    I could use a hammer.

Usage notes

A noun not commonly used.

Synonyms

Related terms

References


Old Norse

Alternative forms

  • (West dialect)

Etymology

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

Noun

bo n

  1. (East dialect) dwelling

Papiamentu

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Portuguese vós and Spanish vos and Kabuverdianu bo.

Pronoun

bo

  1. you (second person singular)

Determiner

bo

  1. your

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔ/
  • (file)

Conjunction

bo

  1. because
  2. or (else)
    Wstawaj już, bo spóźnisz się do szkoły!
    Get up now or you'll be late at school!

Further reading

  • bo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovene

Pronunciation

Verb

bọ̑

  1. third-person singular future of bíti

Spanish

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Alternative forms

Interjection

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  1. (Uruguay, colloquial) hey, mate, dude

Synonyms


Sranan Tongo

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Contraction of ben and o.

Particle

bo

  1. Marker for the irrealis mood.

Etymology 2

From English bow.

Noun

bo

  1. bow, arch

Related terms


Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [buː]
  • (file)

Etymology 1

From Old Norse búa, from Proto-Germanic *būaną.

Verb

bo

  1. (intransitive) live; dwell; to have permanent residence
    Jag vill bo i en stor stad.
    I want to live in a big city.
Conjugation
Related terms

Etymology 2

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

Noun

bo n

  1. nest; the place where certain animals live, in particular birds.
    fågelbo
    bird’s nest
  2. a home (the inventory that turns a place into a home)
  3. c (only in compounds) a person living in given city (e.g. Londonbo) or way (sambo, särbo)
Usage notes
  • The use of "bo" as a shorthand for "bostad" and "boende" (housing) goes back at least to the 1920s, for example in the name of trade expos like "Bygge och Bo" (1925).
Declension
Declension of bo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bo boet bon bona
Genitive bos boets bons bonas

Alternative form for the definite singular: bot/bots.

Declension of bo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bo bon bor borna
Genitive bos bons bors bornas
Related terms
See also

Tasmanian

Pronoun

bo

  1. I

Synonyms

References

  • N.J.B. Plomley, A word-list of the Tasmanian aboriginal languages[1], 1976

Venetian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *boem, from Latin bos, bovem.

Noun

bo m (invariable)

  1. ox

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Chemical element
B
Previous: beri (Be)
Next: cacbon (C)

From French bore.

Noun

bo

  1. boron

Etymology 2

Verb

bo

  1. Alternative form of boa (to leave a tip)

Welsh

Alternative forms

Verb

bo

  1. (literary) third-person singular present subjunctive of bod

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bo fo mo unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Xhosa

Pronoun

-bo

  1. Combining stem of bona.

Zulu

Pronoun

-bo

  1. Combining stem of bona.