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