колан

BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

колан (kolánm

  1. girdle, belt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Етимологичен речник на българския език, т.2, С., 1979; the Italian origin of the Turkish word proposed by acad. Stefan Mladenov is described there as unconvincing, неубедително
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