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Definitions and meaning of bo

bo

Etymology 1

Imitative.

Alternative forms

  • boh
  • boo

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

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

  • OB, Ob, Ob., ob, ob-, ob.

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch boven

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʊə/

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

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈbɔ/
  • Rhymes:

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

  • bondat

See also

  • , ben

Further reading

  • “bo” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Cebuano

Noun

bo

  1. arm wrestling

Verb

bo

  1. to arm-wrestle

Cimbrian

Etymology 1

From Middle High German , from Old High German wār, hwār, from Proto-West Germanic *hwār, from Proto-Germanic *hwar (where). Cognate with German wo, English where.

Adverb

bo

  1. (Luserna, interrogative) where

Alternative forms

  • ba (Sette Comuni)

References

  • “bo” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Etymology 2

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

Conjunction

bo

  1. (Sette Comuni) the ... the

References

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

Cuiba

Noun

bo

  1. home, house

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bo. Compare Polish bo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbo]

Conjunction

bo

  1. (dialectal) as, since, because

Synonyms

  • neboť

Further reading

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

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /boː/, [b̥oːˀ]

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/
  • 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

Noun

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

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) litero; a, bo, co, ĉo, do, e, fo, go, ĝo, ho, ĥo, i, jo, ĵo, ko, lo, mo, no, o, po, ro, so, ŝo, to, u, ŭo, vo, zo

Friulian

Etymology

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

Noun

bo m (plural bûs)

  1. ox

Synonyms

  • nemâl

See also

  • taur
  • vacje

Galician

Alternative forms

  • bon
  • boo (dated)

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbo/

Adjective

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

  1. good
    Antonyms: malo, mao

Derived terms

  • aboar
  • boanza
  • Bonome
  • Boo

Related terms

  • ben

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. Cognate with Kabuverdianu bo.

Pronoun

bo

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

Etymology 2

From Portuguese bom. Cognate with Kabuverdianu bon.

Adjective

bo

  1. good

Gunwinggu

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpo/

Noun

bo

  1. water
  2. liquid

Derived terms

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

  • Rhymes: -oː

Preposition

bo

  1. for

Derived terms

  • ji bo
  • bo çi

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

  • Cornelis L. Voorhoeve, Languages of Irian Jaya Checklist (1975, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics)
  • Mawes Swadesh List

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
Usage notes

A noun not commonly used.

Synonyms
  • behøve
  • trenge
  • ha bruk for
Related terms
  • behov

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)
  2. estate
Synonyms
  • (one's home): bolig, hjem/heim
  • (estate): eiendom, gods
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
  2. to be, to dwell, to be in
    (Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson)
    (literally: "you have no idea what really dwells in her")
Synonyms
  • (to live, have residence): holde hus (holde til huse), holde til husere, kampere, leve, losjere, oppholde seg, residere, tilbringe
  • (to dwell in, be in): finnes, rommes, skjule seg, være, være til stede

Derived terms

(Noun and verb)

References

  • “bo” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “bo” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • search on "bo" on Ordtak.no - web site containing quotes and citations

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Middle Low German behof (compare behov)

Noun

bo (indeclinable) (idiomatic use only)

  1. (uncountable, usually with ha) a need

Usage notes

A noun not commonly used.

Synonyms

  • behøve
  • trenge
  • turve
  • ha bruk for

Related terms

  • behov

References

  • “bo” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Norse

Alternative forms

  • (Old West Norse)

Etymology

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

Noun

bo n

  1. (Old East Norse) dwelling

Papiamentu

Alternative forms

  • abo (synonym)

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/

Conjunction

bo

  1. because, for
    Synonyms: ponieważ, gdyż, bowiem, albowiem, dlatego że, jako że
  2. or (else)

Particle

bo

  1. emphasizes the statement, usually in phrases of opposite meanings, or introduces a rhetorical question, denying its literal meaning

Further reading

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

Slovene

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bóː/

Verb

bọ̑

  1. third-person singular future of bíti

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • vo

Interjection

bo

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

Synonyms

  • che

Sranan Tongo

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bo/

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

  • alenbo (rainbow)

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [buː]

Etymology 1

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

Verb

bo (present bor, preterite bodde, supine bott, imperative bo)

  1. (intransitive) live; dwell; to have permanent residence
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.
  2. a home (the inventory that turns a place into a home)
    • 1893, Elias Sehlstedt, Visa
      Litet bo jag sätta vill ...
      little home is what I want ...
  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

Alternative form for the definite singular: bot/bots.

Related terms
See also
  • gryt
  • kula
  • näste
  • råtthål

Tasmanian

Pronoun

bo

  1. I

Synonyms

  • narrar

References

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

Venetian

Etymology

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

Noun

bo m (invariable)

  1. ox

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɓɔ˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɓɔ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɓɔ˧˧]

Etymology 1

From French bore.

Noun

bo

  1. boron

Etymology 2

Verb

bo

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

Welsh

Alternative forms

  • byddo

Verb

bo

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

Mutation


Xhosa

Pronoun

-bo

  1. Combining stem of bona.

Zulu

Pronoun

-bo

  1. Combining stem of bona.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a pal, a buddy.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)