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3 letters words from 'boa'

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BOA 5OBA 5

2 letters words from 'boa'

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Definitions and meaning of boa

boa

Etymology

From Middle English boa, from Latin boa (large snake), a species of serpent mentioned in Pliny's Naturalis Historia (Natural History).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊ.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈboʊ.ə/
  • Rhymes: -əʊə

Noun

boa (plural boas or boae)

  1. Any of a group of large American snakes, of the genus Boa, subfamily Boinae, or family Boidae, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico, and the chevalier boa of Peru.
  2. (plural "boas") A type of scarf typically made from feathers.

Translations

See also

  • boa on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Boa on Wikispecies.Wikispecies

Anagrams

  • A/B/O, ABO, AOB, Abo, BAO, Bao, OAB, Oba., a.o.b., abo, bao, oba

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin boa (large snake).

Noun

boa f (plural boes)

  1. boa (snake)

Further reading

  • “boa” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “boa” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “boa” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “boa” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Danish

Etymology

From Latin boa (large snake).

Noun

boa c (singular definite boaen, plural indefinite boaer)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (item of clothing)

Declension

Synonyms

  • boaslange

Derived terms

  • boaslange
  • fjerboa
  • kongeboa

References

  • “boa” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch boa, from Latin boa. The use for scarf derived from French boa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈboː.aː/
  • Hyphenation: boa
  • Rhymes: -oːaː

Noun

boa m (plural boa's, diminutive boaatje n)

  1. boa, snake of the genus Boa
  2. fur or plumed scarf, boa

Descendants

  • Indonesian: boa

Esperanto

Adjective

boa (accusative singular boan, plural boaj, accusative plural boajn)

  1. Related by marriage (rarely used; bo- is usually a prefix).

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbo.ɑ/, [ˈbo̞.ɑ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈboːɑ/, [ˈbo̞ːɑ]
  • Rhymes: -o.ɑ
  • Syllabification: bo‧a

Noun

boa

  1. boa (snake)

Declension

Compounds

  • boakäärme
  • kuningasboa
  • smaragdipuuboa

Anagrams

  • abo

French

Etymology

From Latin boa (large snake)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔ.a/

Noun

boa m (plural boas)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Further reading

  • “boa” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Etymology 1

From Latin boa (large snake).

Noun

boa f (plural boas)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective

boa

  1. feminine singular of bo

Further reading

  • “boa” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch boa, from Middle Dutch boa, from Latin boa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈboa̯]
  • Hyphenation: boa

Noun

boa (plural, first-person possessive boaku, second-person possessive boamu, third-person possessive boanya)

  1. boa, snake of the genus Boa
  2. fur or plumed scarf, boa

Further reading

  • “boa” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin boa

Noun

boa m (invariable)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Noun

boa f (plural boe)

  1. buoy

Katembri

Noun

boa

  1. moon

References

  • Čestmír Loukotka, ‎Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 88-89

Latin

Etymology

First mentioned by Pliny, of unknown origin. Folk etymology connected it to Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs, ox).

Noun

boa f (genitive boae); first declension

  1. A large snake native to Roman Italy.
  2. A disease, the measles or smallpox.

Declension

First-declension noun.

Verb

boā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of boō

References

  • boa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • boa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)

Lindu

Noun

boa

  1. lie; falsehood

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔ.a/

Etymology 1

From Latin boa.

Noun

boa m anim (indeclinable)

  1. boa (snake)

Etymology 2

From French boa, from Latin boa.

Noun

boa n (indeclinable)

  1. feather boa

Further reading

  • boa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbo.ɐ/

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese bõa, from Latin bona, feminine of bonus (good).

Adjective

boa

  1. feminine singular of bom
Derived terms
  • boa noite
  • boa tarde
  • numa boa
  • embora (from "em boa hora")
  • boa gente / gente boa
  • boa vida / vida boa
  • de boa
  • boas

Noun

boa f (plural boas)

  1. an interesting story, joke or news

Interjection

boa!

  1. good one!, well done!, all right! (expresses approval, applause or admiration)

Etymology 2

From New Latin Boa, from Latin boa (large Italian snake species).

Noun

boa f (plural boas)

  1. boa (any snake of the Boa genus)
Synonyms
  • jiboia

Further reading

  • “boa” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin boa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈboa/

Noun

boa f (plural boas)

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf made from feathers)

Further reading

  • “boa” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Etymology

From Latin boa

Noun

boa c

  1. boa (snake)
  2. boa (scarf)

Declension


Vietnamese

Etymology

From French pourboire (tip, literally fordrink).

Pronunciation

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

Verb

boa

  1. to leave a tip; to give gratuity

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a large constricting snake.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)