Bulgarian edit

 
пищял на крака (modern meaning)

Etymology edit

By surface analysis, пищя́ (pištjá, to squeak, to scream) +‎ -ял (-jal)

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

пищя́л (pištjálm (diminutive пищя́лка)

  1. (obsolete) pipe, flute
  2. (by metaphor) shin
    1. generally: crus, tarsus (lower part of the leg, between the knee and the ankle)
    2. specifically: shankbone (tibia and fibula) (bones that form the lower leg)

Declension edit

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References edit

  • пищял”, in Речник на българския език [Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language] (in Bulgarian), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2014
  • пищял”, in Речник на българския език [Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language] (in Bulgarian), Chitanka, 2010
  • Duridanov, I. V., Racheva, M., Todorov, T. A., editors (1996), “пищял”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 5 (падѐж – пỳска), Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Pubg. House, →ISBN, page 281