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Proto-Germanic: *balgi-z, *bulg=; *bulxstra-z
Meaning: bag
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: balg-s m. (i) `bag mad of skin'
Old Norse: belg-r m. `Balg, Ledersack; Blasebalg; Bauch'; bolst-r, bulst-r m. `Polster, Kissen'
Norwegian: belg; bolster
Swedish: bälg; bolster
Danish: bälg; örte-bälg `Erbsenschote'; bolster
Old English: belg (belig, bälg, bälig), -es m. `bulge, budget, bag, purse, bellows, pod, husk, belly'; bylg (bilig), -es m. `id.'; bolster, -stres m. `bolster, pilow for the head'
English: belly `Bauch', bellows `Blasebalg'; bulge; bolster
Old Frisian: balg
Old Saxon: balg
Middle Dutch: balch `Sack, Blasebalg, Bauch'
Old High German: balg (9.Jh.) `Schlauch, Sack, Blasebalg, Fruchthülse'
Middle High German: balc (-g-) st. m. `Balg, Haut; Schwertscheide'
German: Balg m.
Comments: Contamination with *bilgan- `schwellen'

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