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Bo \Bo\, interj. [Cf. W. bw, an interj. of threatening or frightening; n., terror, fear, dread.] An exclamation used to startle or frighten. [Spelt also boh and boo.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Etymology 1 alt. An exclamation used to startle or frighten. interj. An exclamation used to startle or frighten. Etymology 2

n. (context US slang English) fellow, chap, boy. Etymology 3

n. (label en martial arts) A quarterstaff, especially in an oriental context.


is a village in Vas County, Hungary with a population of 679 (2004). It covers 10.66 km.

A (棒: ぼう), joong bong (Korean), bang (Chinese), or kun (Okinawan), is a very tall and long staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan. are typically around long and used in Japanese martial arts, in particular bōjutsu. Other staff-related weapons are the which is long and the hanbō (half , known as tahn bong in Korea) which is long.

Bo (parsha)

Bo ( — in Hebrew, the command form of "go," or "come," and the first significant word in the parashah, in ) is the fifteenth weekly Torah portion (, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the third in the Book of Exodus. It constitutes The parashah is made up of 6,149 Hebrew letters, 1,655 Hebrew words, and 106 verses, and can occupy about 207 lines in a Torah Scroll (, Sefer Torah).

Jews read it the fifteenth Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally in January or early February. As the parashah describes the first Passover, Jews also read part of the parashah, as the initial Torah reading for the first day of Passover, and another part, as the initial Torah reading for the first intermediate day ( Chol HaMoed) of Passover. Jews also read another part of the parashah, which describes the laws of Passover, as the maftir Torah reading for the Special Sabbath Shabbat HaChodesh, which falls on Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the month in which Jews celebrate Passover.

The parashah tells of the last three plagues on Egypt and the first Passover.

is a village in Vas County, Hungary with a population of 679 (2004). It covers 10.66 km.

Bo (given name)

Bo is a mainly Swedish/ Danish masculine given name, derived from an Old Norse nickname, bua, meaning "to live". A variant of Bo is the Swedish Bosse. Bo is uncommon as a surname. Bo is also short for several names, including Robert, Beaufort, Beauregard, Bonita or Bonnie.

Bo (surname)

Bo as a surname may refer

  • Carlo Bo (1911–2001), Italian politician and IULM foundator
  • Anja Bo, Danish journalist
Bo (dog)

Bo (born October 9, 2008) is a pet dog of the Obama family, also known as the First Family of the United States. Bo is a neutered male Portuguese Water Dog. President Barack Obama and his family were given the dog as a gift after months of speculation about the breed and identity of their future pet. The final choice was made in part because Malia Obama's allergies dictated a need for a hypoallergenic breed. Bo has occasionally been called " First Dog". In August 2013, Bo was joined by Sunny, a female dog of the same breed.

Bo (instrument)

The bo is a percussion instrument originating in China, a type of cymbals. It consists of two plates that are clashed together. It is a concussion idiophone.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one from nineteenth century China. Both parts have a diameter of 56.5 centimeters.

The cymbal in the rock drumset China cymbals may be based on the bo, but is hit with a drumstick instead.

Bo (Chinese surname)

Bo is a set of several Chinese family names, including 薄 Bó, 柏 Bó/Baí, 波 Bō, 伯 Bó, etc. Among these names, 柏 is the 213th most common surname in China at present, shared by at least 430,000 Chinese citizens, although when used as a surname it is generally pronounced Bai. None of the other characters pronounced Bo are currently in the top 300 surnames in China, although surname 薄 is the 271st surname in the Hundred Family Surnames and is quite well-known due to it being the family name of high-profile politicians Bo Xilai and his father Bo Yibo.

Bo (film)

Bo is a 2010 Belgian film directed by Hans Herbots based on the novel Het engelenhuis by the Belgian author Dirk Bracke. It tells the story of a fifteen-year-old girl, Deborah (played by Ella-June Henrard), who, in an attempt to escape from the triviality of her life in the suburbs of Antwerp, becomes involved in high-end prostitution.

Bo (Lost Girl)

Bo Dennis (birth name "Isabeau") is the protagonist of Lost Girl, the Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010, and ran for five seasons. Bo, a superhuman bisexual succubus, was portrayed by Anna Silk.

In the first episode of the series, It's a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World, Bo saved a young human woman named Kenzi from a rapist, and despite their differences the two quickly became friends. Confronted by the local Fae leaders with having to pick a clan, either "Light" or "Dark", Bo declared herself neutral, choosing to side with humans after Kenzi risked her life to find out where Bo had been forcefully taken and then helped Bo break free from a trance by calling out to her. Throughout the first season, Bo learns more about the Fae world and her supernatural nature, while searching for information about her origins. Along the way, Bo also develops romantic relationships with both Dyson, a Light Fae wolf- shapeshifter and police detective in the human police force; and Lauren, a human doctor and scientist in servitude to the Light Fae.

In 2012, "Bo" was No. 35 in the AfterEllen list of Top 50 Favorite Female TV Characters; and in 2013, No. 10 in its Top 65 Kick-Ass Female Fantasy Characters. In 2014, "Bo Dennis" was named No. 92 in the British Film Institute list of the top 100 Best Sci-Fi Characters of All Time.

Usage examples of "bo".

Van den Bos, tanned still from his damned winter sports, perform the classic aqualung tricks.

For three days the party marched due south through forests and meadow-land and great park-like areas where countless herbivorous animals grazed--deer and antelope and bos and the little ecca, the smallest species of Caspakian horse, about the size of a rabbit.

Jimmy had said that his son, Bo, had caught a colored man attempting to break into their house, and that he and Billy Fuster had stopped him.

To attend the lectures of the professors, I had to go to the university called the Bo, and it became necessary for me to go out alone.

The students immediately mustered together at the Bo, divided into bands, and went over the city, hunting the policemen to murder them, and avenge the insult they had received.

Doc Hough, the medical corpsman assigned to the platoon, was doing his best to save the one wounded Bos Kashi who survived the onesided fight.

Toen liep hij naar een scherm en riep een kaart van de regio tussen het kamp in het bos en het dorp Kashan op.

You need gis, gear, belts, wood floors, mirrors, heavy bags, speed bags, makiwaras, mats, Wing Chun dummies, shinais, bos and sais, dressings rooms with showers.

Copyright 0 1984 by Nancy Pickard Cover artwork copyright 0 1987 Richard Bober Published by arrangement with the author Ubrary of Congress Catalog Card Number: 83-91197 All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever.

Amongst the things that Aunt Polly told me aBout wimmen that day, wuz this, that Ardelia Tutt had got a new Bo, Bial Flamburg, by name.

Een blauwgroene flitser schoot door de bladeren voor haar voeten en in het bos klonk het gehuil van dominicanen.

Until about twenty years ago, when the mining operations began in the Siad and Bos Kashi lands, the weapons the clansmen carried were pretty primitive devices, mostly projectile launchers of various types.

He was able to craft workable nonaggression pacts with the Gaels, Bos Kashi, and Sons of Freedom that have eliminated the episodic but disastrous interclan wars, while continuing the tradition of individual feuds and vendettas that all these people seem to relish so much.

And she was someone to admire: Only a bit shorter than Shabeli himself, and taller than most of the other Siad or the Bos Kashi men, Moira was a full-figured woman.

These nicknames belied the respect the Siad professed to have for them as fighting men, and many among them and the Bos Kashi sitting in peaceful conference in this very hall carried the scars from wounds inflicted by one or the other in past skirmishes.