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колан

BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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. ^ “колан” in V. I. Georgiev et al. (eds.) (1971–), Bǎlgarski etimologičen rečnik [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary], Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, volume 2; the Italian origin of the Turkish word proposed by acad. Stefan Mladenov is described there as unconvincing, неубедително