Balg

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰelǵʰ-

From Middle High German balc, from Old High German balg, from Proto-Germanic *balgiz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵʰ- ‎(to swell), cognate with Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌻𐌲𐍃 ‎(balgs, wineskin), Dutch balg, English belly, bellows. Confer Russian болозно ‎(bolozno, thick plank), Slovene blazina ‎(cushion), Avestan 𐬠𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬌𐬱 ‎(barəziš, cushion, cover), Persian بالش ‎(bâleš, pillow), Armenian բարձ ‎(barj), Old Prussian balsinis.

Noun[edit]

Balg m, n ‎(genitive Balgs, plural Bälger)

  1. brat (a selfish, spoiled, or unruly child)

Noun[edit]

Balg m ‎(genitive Balgs, plural Bälge)

  1. hide
  2. (technical) bellows
  3. (botany) follicle