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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Likely derived from bulge.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɪldʒ/
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NounEdit

bilge (countable and uncountable, plural bilges)

  1. (nautical) The rounded portion of a ship's hull, forming a transition between the bottom and the sides.
  2. (nautical) The lowest inner part of a ship's hull, where water accumulates.
  3. (uncountable) The water accumulated in the bilge, the bilge water.
  4. (slang, uncountable) Stupid talk or writing; nonsense.
  5. The bulging part of a barrel or cask.

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VerbEdit

bilge (third-person singular simple present bilges, present participle bilging, simple past and past participle bilged)

  1. (nautical, intransitive) To spring a leak in the bilge.
  2. (intransitive) To bulge or swell.
  3. (nautical, transitive) To break open the bilge(s) of.

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Turkic 𐰋𐰃𐰠𐰏𐰀(bilge, wise), from 𐰋𐰃𐰠(bil-, to know) + 𐰏𐰀(-ge). Compare bil- (to know). Fallen into disuse since the 15th century, but revived in 1935 in the campaign by the Türk Dil Kurumu to replace many loanwords by words with pure Turkic roots.

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AdjectiveEdit

bilge (comparative daha bilge, superlative en bilge)

  1. wise, sage, profound

NounEdit

bilge (definite accusative bilgeyi, plural bilgeler)

  1. wise person
  2. polymath

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