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”).
- abdomen, midriff, belly, tummy
- (informal) stomach
- Synonym: стома́х (stomáh)