корем

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Church Slavonic корьмъ (korĭmŭ), viewed by (some) Bulgarian scholars as a Proto-Bulghar archaism of Oghur origin. Cognate with Chuvash хырăм (hyrăm), Turkish karın, Kazakh қарын (qarın), Uzbek qorin‎ (with rounding of proto-Turkic *a > proto-Oghur *o). According to Miklosich, borrowed or elsewise related to the Turkic words.

According to Berneker, borrowed from a Balkan dialect, probably originally as a plural tantum корми́ pl (kormí), later back-formed to коре́м sg (korém). The origin of the word is speculated to be Ancient Greek κορμός (kormós, trunk). Compare also Albanian kurm (body).

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Noun[edit]

коре́м (korémm (related adjective коре́мен, diminutive коре́мче)

  1. abdomen, midriff, belly, tummy
    Synonyms: търбу́х (tǎrbúh), шкембе́ (škembé), тумба́к (tumbák) (dialectal), пу́здра (púzdra)
  2. (informal) stomach
    Synonym: стома́х (stomáh)

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References[edit]

  • корем in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • корем in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)
  • Todorov T., editor (2010) , “корем”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 7, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 633