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BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish قولان (kolan), itself perhaps from Italian collana (necklace)[1]. Compare Serbo-Croatian колан/kolan (girth).

NounEdit

колан (kolánm

  1. girdle, belt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1979), “колан”, in Bǎlgarski etimologičen rečnik [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 2, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; the Italian origin of the Turkish word proposed by acad. Stefan Mladenov is described there as unconvincing, неубедително

MacedonianEdit

NounEdit

колан (kolanm

  1. belt

InflectionEdit