Balg

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: balg

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German balc, from Old High German balg, from Proto-West Germanic *balgi.

Words for inflated objects are often used to refer to children; compare western German Panz (child), which is related with Pansen (rumen).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /balk/
  • IPA(key): /balç/ (northern and central Germany; now chiefly colloquial)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -alk

Noun[edit]

Balg m (genitive Balgs or Balges, plural Bälge or Balge)

  1. (hunting) the hide of a small animal, such as a fox, hare, or bird, which is pulled off as one
  2. (technology) short for Blasebalg (bellows), used especially with musical instruments, such as the accordion
  3. (botany) follicle

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

Balg n or m (genitive Balgs or Balges, plural Bälger)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually neuter in this sense.

Derived terms[edit]