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I may be wrong, but maybe «bag» in Norwegian and Swedish comes from Old Norse «baggi»? After all, both Norwegian and Swedish have evolved from Old Norse. 19:13, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

I'm not totally happy with all the Spanish translations provided for "Bag" : bolsa f., bolso m., saco m., talego m. "Bolsa" is the right and standard translation. "Bolso" is not any bag but a "handbag" in Spain, and a "casual (informal) large handbag" in Venezuela (in this country, an ordinary "handbag" should be referred to as "cartera"). "Saco" is equal to "bag" ONLY in certain contexts: a "sandbag" is usually translated as "saco de huesos" ; a "bag of bones" is usually translated as "saco de huesos", and a "sleeping bag" is translated in some countries as "saco de dormir" (in my country, Venezuela, we use the english expression "sleeping bag" without translation) ; besides these cases (I don't remember others) "saco" is rather equal to english "sack", or a "large bag" but not any bag. Then comes this odd word, "talego" (I've never used it), which according to Oxford English Spanish dictionary, can be translated as "bag" in Colombia, so it should be marked as a Colombian Spanish term ; beside this case, "talego" means "sack", and according to Larousse Spanish Dictionary "talego" or "talega" can mean a "cloth-made bag" or a "cloth-made sack", but again, not any bag.

There are some other regional variations to translate "bag", especially those shopping or supermarket paper or plastic bags : "funda" in Ecuador and Dominican Republic (note that in D.R., "bolsa" means "scrotum", you have been warned), and "cartucho" in Cuba.

So I think the spanish translations for bag demand some accuracy. I can make the edits myself, as soon as i have the time. Anyway, if you have a better idea, please let me know Andresalvarez 21:26, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

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"(slang, African American Vernacular) To be caught by the police." I am RFVing this because bag also means "catch", so I think this might be an error for "to catch", i.e. "the police bagged me", not "I bagged" (was caught) as currently defined. Equinox 02:27, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Striking as deleted for lack of verification. I found nothing like this on Google Books, and the sense is not found in the usually authoritative New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. bd2412 T 20:31, 29 July 2013 (UTC)


Given the Old Norse etymon baggi, it seems questionable to list "baggy" under descendants instead of see also or synonyms. Rhyminreason (talk) 20:48, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

prostitute O_o[edit]

the etymology of this word is given in AHD as Arabic for "prostitute" any chance this is right ? Soap (talk) 20:53, 20 May 2018 (UTC)