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Budgets and bellies came to us from the Gauls of Ancient France.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

I’m back to Medium after a nearly two months break, and ready to entertain you with interesting etymologies.

In the Celtic Gaulish language, a bolgā was a round leather bag or knapsack.

We find similar words for bag in several other languages: old Irish — bolg and old English — bælg. The latter became beli or belew in Middle English, and gave us the modern English belly.



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Raluca Enescu

Small charity manager; workers’ rights advocate; data cruncher; purveyor of pretty graphs. Writing in History of Yesterday, Illumination and The Daily Cuppa.