Balg

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰolǵʰ- (to swell), cognate with Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌻𐌲𐍃 (balgs, wineskin), Dutch balg. Confer Russian болозно (bolozno, thick plank), Slovene blazina (cushion), Avestan [script?] [script?] (barəziš, cushion, cover), Persian بالش (bâleš, pillow), Armenian բարձ (barj), Old Prussian balsinis.

Noun[edit]

Balg m, n (genitive Balgs, plural Bälge)

  1. hide
  2. (technical) bellows
  3. brat (a selfish, spoiled, or unruly child)
  4. (botany) follicle