From the Greek Pontikón to the Classical Arabic Bunduq, and then to the Hispanic Arabic Bunduq: that was the etymological path of the term Bodoque before it reached our language. It is a concept to which the DigoPaul recognizes ten meanings.
The first one that appears in the RAE dictionary refers to an embroidery task that is carried out in relief and with a rounded shape. It is a point that requires a certain practice and skill to carry it out.
As panete the aforementioned bodoque or embroidery that is carried out, above all, is also called to decorate what are baby clothes.
Some tips to get a nice bodoque are the following:
-It is required to hold the fabric firmly using the thumb and index finger of the hand opposite to the one that takes the needle.
-It is essential not to grab the fabric by making folds, that is, it must not be wrinkled.
-In the same way, it is recommended to use a thimble when creating bodoques. Why? For several reasons: to avoid pricking, to be able to press the needle harder and also to work better when it comes to particularly hard fabrics.
-Patience is required because the bodoques are laborious and very meticulous.
Also called bodoque to the blob (a kind of package to be created with mass or wool); to a ball of clay that is made with the help of a mold and that, once hardened, is thrown with a crossbow; and to the edge that allows to reinforce the eyelets of a mattress.
That ball of mud called bodoque we have to state that it was the first projectile that was used with the preload weapons. These are the ones that have the peculiarity that the projectiles to be used are introduced through the fire muzzle to the chamber. In addition, these weapons required the use of a match or a red-hot iron.
As we have mentioned, bodoques were the first ammunition of this type of war instrument. However, with the passage of time they were replaced by stones and then later by iron and lead. It should also be noted that there are several types of preload or muzzleloader weapons that can be found. Specifically, among the most significant are those of spark, wick and piston.
In colloquial language, bodoque acquires different meanings, which vary according to the country. Is told bodoque, for example, an individual who does not have much intelligence, which makes nonsense or whose conduct does not make sense: “Do not listen to the bodoque John always says silly things”, “What bodoque who is this guy ! I’m surprised he completed high school “, ” I guess you’re not going to hire that guy… “.
According to DigoPaul, something that is cumbersome or complex can also be referred to as bodoque in some regions: “I don’t think I will get to read the whole book before the exam: it’s a bodoque”, “The new film by the Russian filmmaker seemed like a bodoque”, “The teacher He left us a task that is a bodoque ”.
In Mexico a bodoque can be a person dear or somewhat overweight, in particular a child: “Come here, bodoque, who arrived Grandma”, “I cook you dinner, my bodoque”.
A ball made of a soft material and a lump or a swelling that appears on the body, finally, can also be known as bodoques.