żiemel

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Żiemel

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic زَامِل(zāmil, horse or wild ass), related to زَامِلَة(zāmila, (she-)camel used to carrying something).[1]

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NounEdit

żiemel m (plural żwiemel, feminine debba, diminutive żwejmel)

  1. horse
  2. (chess) knight
  3. (billiards) rest
  4. horsepower
  5. strumpet, trollop
  6. (euphemistic) cancer

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Behnstedt, Peter; Woidich, Manfred (2010) Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekte – Band I: Mensch, Natur, Fauna und Flora (Handbook of Oriental Studies – Handbuch der Orientalistik; 100) (in German), Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, DOI:10.1163/9789004224674, →ISBN