бухер

BulgarianEdit

 
Видове бухери + черупки от покрити бухери

EtymologyEdit

Technically reflecting Proto-Slavic *buxyrъ, probably with original meaning bulged, bloated creature. If correct, then derived from бу́хвам (búhvam, to bulge, to bloat, to tumefy) +‎ -ер (-er).

Alternatively, modified from dialectal Bulgarian бу́га (búga, bull) (of Turkic origin) + -ер (-er) due to the horn-like eye tentacles of snails. Compare the folk epithets ро́глец (róglec), ро́жковец (róžkovec, gastropod) from Bulgarian рог (rog, horn).

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NounEdit

бу́хер (búherm (diminutive бо́хльо)

  1. (dialectal) gastropod
    Synonyms: (dialectal) пи́жек (pížek), (dialectal) пасо́к (pasók), (archaic) слима́к (slimák)
    зъ́мски бу́херzǎ́mski búherslug (literally, “serpentine gastropod)”)
    черу́пест бу́херčerúpest búhersnail (literally, “shelled gastropod)”)
  2. (by specification) snail
    Synonym: о́хлюв (óhljuv)

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