колан

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish قولان (kolan), itself perhaps from Italian collana (necklace)[1]. Compare Serbo-Croatian колан/kolan (girth).

Noun[edit]

колан (kolánm

  1. girdle, belt

References[edit]

  1. ^ “колан” in V. I. Georgiev et al. (eds.) (1971–), Bǎlgarski etimologičen rečnik [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary], Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, volume 2; the Italian origin of the Turkish word proposed by acad. Stefan Mladenov is described there as unconvincing, неубедително