blusa

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See also: blusā

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

blusa f (plural bluse)

  1. blouse
  2. smock (of a painter)
  3. overall (of a worker)

Latvian[edit]

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Blusa

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *blusa (or perhaps Proto-Balto-Slavic *blúšaH[source needed]), from Proto-Indo-European *b(ʰ)lou / *plou-, *b(ʰ)lu / *plu- “flea” (< *bʰluseh₂). Cognates include Lithuanian blusà, Old Prussian place name Bluskaym (cf. Latvian Blusciems), Proto-Slavic *blъxa (Russian блоха (bloxá), Belarusian блыха (blyxá), Bulgarian блъха (blǎhá), Czech blecha, Polish pchła, dialectal błycha), Old High German flōh (< *plouk-), German Floh, Sanskrit प्लुषिः (pluṣiḥ), Ancient Greek ψύλλα (psúlla) (< *blusya-), Latin pūlex (< *pusl-).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

blusa f (4th declension)

  1. flea (various small, wingless bloodsucking parasites of order Siphonaptera, famous for their ability to jump)
    blusas kodiensflea bite
    cilvēka blusahuman flea
    ķert blusasto catch fleas
    uz netīras ādas parazitē blusas, kas izplata infekciju slimībasdirty skin is parasitized by fleas which spread infectious diseases

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “blusa”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *blúšaH (flea), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰluseh₂ (flea).

Noun[edit]

blusà f

  1. flea

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

blusa m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of bluse

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

blusa m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of bluse

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French blouse.

Noun[edit]

blusa f (plural blusas)

  1. blouse (women's upper garment)
  2. (obsolete) smock (men's large workshirt)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually means a short-sleeved or sleeveless top without collar or buttons, generally elegant. The term for a button-down dress shirt is camisa.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French blouse.

Noun[edit]

blusa f (plural blusas)

  1. blouse