boezem etymology

Dutch word boezem comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰōw-, and later Proto-Germanic *bōsmaz ((anatomy) bosom.)

Detailed word origin of boezem

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰōw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to swell, inflate, to blow, swell , to dwell
*bōsmaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) bosom.
*buosum Old Dutch (odt)
boesem Middle Dutch (dum)
boezem Dutch (nld) (figurative) as the seat of emotion. Atrium, sinus (body cavity). Body of water without a fully controlled water level, used for collecting water pumped out of polders before it is discharged into a major river or sea.. Bosom. Female breasts. Human chest (regardless of gender).

Words with the same origin as boezem

Descendants of *bʰōw-
aanbouw beuk bok bokken bouwdoos bouwen bouwkunde bouwplaats bouwval bouwwerf buik buikdans buikgriep buikje buikpijn buil googelen onderbuik opbouw steenbok uitbuiken uitbuikwandeling wederopbouw zondebok