Appendix talk:Danish Swadesh list

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according to wiktionary, Danish "mave" means 'stomach', thus NOT "belly".HJJHolm 14:51, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Mave could mean both "stomach" and "belly". And which Wiktionary do you refer to? Mave lists several meanings, including "stomach" and "belly". Diupwijk 15:03, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Wiktionary is not a reliable standard source. I prefer standard dictionaries, or the translation by an educated native Danish speaker, preferably a physician. The first answer for stomach is 'mave', against buk(hulen) for belly. It is a commonplace that many uneducated people sloppily confuse these concepts. 195.4.79.163 10:07, 4 November 2013 (UTC)