balg

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Noun[edit]

balg m ‎(plural balgen, diminutive balgje n)

  1. leather bag
  2. bellows
  3. (falconry) fake bait for training birds
  4. cover for moving joints, as in articulated buses
  5. (dialectal) belly

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰelǵʰ-

From Old Irish bolg m ‎(bag, satchel; sack; belly, stomach; (smith's) bellows), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵʰ- ‎(to swell).

Noun[edit]

balg m ‎(genitive singular builg, plural builg)

  1. (anatomy) abdomen, belly
  2. bladder
  3. blister
  4. (dated) bag

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References[edit]

  • 1 bolg” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.