bumballë

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *baxmb- 'kind of noise'. Cognate to Ancient Greek βόμβος (bombos, a boom, deep hollow noise), βομβύκια (bombukia, humming insects), Old Norse bumba (drum).

NounEdit

bumballë m

  1. cockroach, beetle
  2. bumblebee (dialectal)
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