бълвам

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bľьvati, an intensive counter-part of Bulgarian блюя (bljuja, to puke, to vomit).

Verb[edit]

бъ̀лвам (bǎ̀lvamimpf (perfective блъвна)

  1. (intransitive) to vomit, to puke
  2. (intransitive) to belch, to burp
  3. (transitive) to erupt, to gush out
  4. (transitive, figuratively) to scold, to curse
    бълвам змии и гущериbǎlvam zmii i gušterito vomit snakes and lizards
    (idiom for to lash out curses and swears (towards s.b.) in anger)

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References[edit]

  • бълвам in Речник на българския език
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1971), “бълвам, блъвна”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 1, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 98