bezeg

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

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 (ozos), German Ast), the first term containing the Indo-European root *bʰew- (to blow, to swell up) in different degrees of vowel gradation.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈzə́k/, /ˈbə̀zək/
  • Tonal: bəzə̏g, bə̀zəg

NounEdit

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

  1. elder (bush of genus Sambucus)

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived termsEdit

  • bezgov
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