bezeg

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bezeg probably originally meant "blown-up, spongy branch", referring to a tree with spongy branches. In particular, elderberry pith is made of a light, spongy substance. Proto-Slavic *bъzъ (together with *bъzgъ, *bъzdъ, and *buzъ) does not have a reliable etymological basis. If the variant *bъzdъ is primary, it can perhaps be formed as a compound with the second Indo-European term, *-sdos (branch) (Slovene veja, Greek ὄζος (ózos), German Ast), the first term containing the Indo-European root *bʰew- (to blow, to swell up) in different degrees of vowel gradation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bezèg or bèzeg m inan (genitive bezgà or bèzga, nominative plural bezgì or bèzgi)

  1. elder (bush of genus Sambucus)

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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