1. a translation, a ‘crib’.
|Yale College Songs in(1856) 32: ’Twas plenty of skin with a good deal of Bohn.|
|College Words (rev. edn) 32: bohn. a translation; a pony. The volumes of Bohn’s Classical Library are in such general use among undergraduates in American colleges, that Bohn has come to be a common name for a translation.|
|Fifth Form at St Dominic’s (1890) 72: In the same desk were one or two books written by a man called Bohn; they seemed queer books, for they had Latin and Greek names outside, but all the reading inside was English.|
2. a studious person; thus as v., bohn, to work hard.
|DN II:i 24: bohn, n. 1. A close student. 2. One who uses a literal translation. [...] v. t. To study hard or diligently.‘College Words and Phrases’ in|