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Bois

Bois

See also: bois and bóis

Translingual

Proper noun

Bois

  1. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Désiré Georges Jean Marie Bois (1856-1946).

bois

bois

See also: Bois and bóis

English

Noun

bois

  1. plural of boi

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bwɑ/
  • Homophone: boit

Etymology 1

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin *boscus, from Frankish *busk, *busc, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (bush, thicket). Compare Italian bosco, Spanish bosque.

Noun

bois m (plural bois)

  1. wood (material)
  2. wood, woodland
  3. antler
  4. woodwind

Derived terms

Related terms

Etymology 2

From the verb boire.

Verb

bois

  1. first-person singular present indicative of boire
  2. second-person singular present indicative of boire
  3. Second-person singular present imperative of boire

Anagrams


Irish

Noun

bois

  1. dative singular of bos
  2. dual of bos

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bois bhois mbois
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old French

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *boscus, from Frankish *busk, *busc, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (bush, thicket).

Noun

bois m (oblique plural bois, nominative singular bois, nominative plural bois)

  1. woodland; woods

Derived terms

Descendants


Portuguese

Pronunciation

Noun

bois

  1. Masculine plural of noun boi.

Scottish Gaelic

Noun

bois

  1. dative singular of bas

Usage notes