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Webster 1913 Edition


Bos


Bos

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p
rop.
Noun.
[L., ox, cow.]
(Zool.)
A genus of ruminant quadrupeds, including the wild and domestic cattle, distinguished by a stout body, hollow horns, and a large fold of skin hanging from the neck.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bos

BOS

,
Noun.
[L.] In zoology, the technical name of a genus of quadrupeds. The characters are, the horns are hollow within and turned outward in the form of crescents; there are eight fore teeth in the under jaw, but none in the upper; there are no dog teeth. The species are, the Taurus or common ox, the Urus, aurochs or bison of Europe, the Bison or buffalo of North America, the Bubalus or proper buffalo of the Eastern continent, the Caffer or Cape buffalo, the Grunniens or yak of Thibet, and the Moschatus or musk ox of Arctic America.

Definition 2021


Bos

Bos

See also: bos, , bõs, boš, boș, boş, bo's, and Bos.

Translingual

Proper noun

Bos m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Bovidae – the cattle.

Hypernyms

Hyponyms


Plautdietsch

Noun

Bos m

  1. hurry, rush

Related terms

  • bose verb
  • bosijch adj

bos

bos

See also: Bos, , bõs, boš, boș, boş, bo's, and Bos.

English

Noun

bos

  1. plural of bo

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch bos.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔs/

Noun

bos (plural bosse, diminutive bossie)

  1. wood, forest
  2. bush, shrub
  3. bunch, bundle, sheaf, bouquet
    Hy het vir my 'n bossie blomme gegee
    He gave me a bunch/bouquet of flowers

Derived terms


Cornish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbos/

Verb

bos

  1. to be

Conjugation

Indicative Subjunctive Imperative
Present
(short)
Present
(long)
Future-
Habitual
Imperfect
(short)
Imperfect
(long)
Preterite Conditional Present-
future
Imperfect
1s ov vy, o'ma erov vy bedhav vy en vy esen vy beuv vy bien vy biv vy, bon vy ben vy -
2s os jy, os ta eros jy, es ta bedhydh jy es jy eses jy beus jy bies jy bi jy, bos jy bes jy bydh
3s yw ev yma ev, usi ev, eus bydh ev o ev esa ev beu ev bia ev bo ev be ev bedhes
1p on ni eron ni bedhyn ni en ni esen ni beun ni bien ni byn ni, bon ni ben ni bedhyn
2p owgh hwi erowgh hwi bedhowgh hwi ewgh hwi esewgh hwi bewgh hwi biewgh hwi bowgh hwi bewgh hwi bedhowgh
3p yns i ymons i, usons i bedhons i ens i esens i bons i biens i bons i bens i bedhens
0 or eder bedher os eses beus bies ber bes -
Present participle: ow pos
Verbal adjective: (not used)

Mutation


Czech

Adverb

bos

  1. (literary) barefoot, barefooted

Synonyms

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Dalmatian

Etymology 1

Possibly from Latin buxus (box tree).

Noun

bos m

  1. oak tree

Etymology 2

Unknown.

Noun

bos m

  1. thigh, hind quarters

Danish

Noun

bos n

  1. genitive singular indefinite of bo

Dutch

een bos (n, a forest)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔs

Etymology

From Middle Dutch bosch, busch, from Old Dutch *busk, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz.

Cognate with German Busch, West Frisian bosk, English bush, Danish busk.

Noun

bos n (plural bossen, diminutive bosje n)

  1. wood, forest
    Zij ging wandelen in de bossen.
    She went walking in the woods.

bos m (plural bossen, diminutive bosje n)

  1. bouquet, cluster, bunch
    Hij bracht een bosje bloemen mee.
    He brought me a bouquet of flowers.

Derived terms


Friulian

Etymology

From Latin buxus, from Ancient Greek πύξος (púxos).

Noun

bos m (plural bos)

  1. box (tree)
  2. boxwood

Irish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Irish bas, bos (palm), from Proto-Celtic *bostā (palm, fist) (compare Breton boz (hollow of the hand)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷosto-, *gʷosdʰo- (branch).

Noun

bos f (genitive singular boise, nominative plural bosa)

  1. (anatomy) palm of the hand
  2. (hurling) the flattened, curved end of a hurley

Declension

Synonyms

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bos bhos mbos
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • "bos" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 bas” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Kristang

Etymology

From Portuguese vós (ye), from Old Portuguese vos, from Latin vōs (ye).

Pronoun

bos

  1. you; thou (second-person singular personal pronoun)[1]

See also

Kristang personal pronouns (edit)
Person Singular Plural
First yo nus
Second bos bolotu
Third eli olotu

References

  1. 2010, Ladislav Prištic, Kristang - Crioulo de Base Portuguesa, Masaryk University, page 26.

Ladino

Noun

bos f (Latin spelling, plural bozes)

  1. Alternative form of boz

Latin

bōs (a bull)

Etymology

Borrowed from Osco-Umbrian, most likely Sabellic (vs. expected Latin **ūs ~ **vōs), from Proto-Italic *gʷōs; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws, which also gave Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs), Sanskrit गो (go) (nominative singular gaús), and English cow.

Pronunciation

Noun

bōs m, f (genitive bovis); third declension

  1. a cow, bull, or ox
    • c. 98 CE, Tacitus, Germania 18
      Hoc iuncti boves, hoc paratus equus, hoc data arma denuntiant.
      The yoked oxen, the harnessed steed, the gift of arms, proclaim this fact.

Inflection

Third declension, irregular.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bōs bovēs
genitive bovis boum
dative bovī bōbus
būbus
accusative bovem bovēs
ablative bove bōbus
būbus
vocative bōs bovēs

Synonyms

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

See also

Taxonomy: Bos taurus (domestic cow) on Wikipedia

References


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bosъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bôːs/

Adjective

bȏs (definite bȏsī, Cyrillic spelling бо̑с)

  1. barefoot

Declension


Slovene

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbóːs/, /ˈbɔ́s/
  • Tonal orthography: bọ̑s, bȍs

Adjective

bós or bòs (not comparable)

  1. barefoot

Declension


Swedish

Noun

bos

  1. indefinite genitive singular of bo

Verb

bos

  1. infinitive passive of bo.
  2. present tense passive of bo.

Synonyms


Tok Pisin

Etymology

English boss

Noun

bos

  1. boss; overseer; master
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:26 (translation here):
      Bihain God i tok olsem, “Nau yumi wokim ol manmeri bai ol i kamap olsem yumi yet. Bai yumi putim ol i stap bos bilong ol pis na ol pisin na bilong olgeta kain animal na bilong olgeta samting bilong graun.”

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Volapük

Pronoun

bos

  1. something

Declension