bolaiban

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Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German blīben, belīben, from Old High German bilīban, from Proto-Germanic *bilībaną (to stay, remain in place). Cognate with German bleiben.

Verb[edit]

bolaiban (strong class 1, third-person singular present indicative bolaibet, auxiliary zèinan)

  1. (Sette Comuni) to stay, remain
    Is biirstor bolaiban une bètze odar ane baip?
    Is it worse to remain penniless or wifeless?

References[edit]

  • “bolaiban” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo