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bote (2) m. (Noun) "boat"
18th cent. A loan from English boat, probably through French or another Gallo-Romance language. From Proto-Germanic *baita- "boat." According to Kroonen (2014), derived from the verb *bītan- "to bite" in the sense of hollowing out a tree log to make a boat. From Proto-Indo-European *bhéi̯d-e- "to split."
Also Latin American slang for "prison."
Indo-European
Italic
Latin findere (whence hender), Hernican hvidas "to break"
Celtic
Celtiberian biđetuđ
Germanic
Old Norse beit, Old English bāt (English boat), Gothic beitan, Old Norse bíta, Old High German bīzan, Old Saxon bītan, Old English bītan (English to bite)
Hellenic
Ancient Greek φείδομαι (pheídomai)
Indo-Iranian
Sanskrit bhinátti "to split"