belisch

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Cimbrian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German welisc, from Old High German walask, from Proto-Germanic *walhiskaz (foreign; non-Germanic). Cognate with Mòcheno balsch (Italian), German welsch (concerning Romance-speaking areas of Switzerland), Yiddish וועליש‎(velish‎, Vellish (typeface for printed Hebrew)), Dutch Waals (Walloon), English Welsh, French gaulois (Gaulish), Old Norse valskr (Celtic; Roman), also English Wallachia (principality in southern Romania), Latin Volcae (a Gallic tribal confederation).

Noun[edit]

belisch ?

  1. (Thirteen Communities) Italian (language)

Further reading[edit]

  • “belisch” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien