колан

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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. ^ Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1979), “колан”, in Bǎlgarski etimologičen rečnik [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 2, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; the Italian origin of the Turkish word proposed by acad. Stefan Mladenov is described there as unconvincing, неубедително

Macedonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

колан ‎(kolanm

  1. belt

Inflection[edit]