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belly

[Pan-Creole; cf. Krio gεt bεlε', Peti-nègue gãyé labõt, Guine Port. Cr. teŋ bariigə, all lit. have belly, i.e. be pregnant (Hancock 1971:658); a calque on an African idiom, e.g. Temne bá k-ór (ibid) or Bantu (Carter p.c.)] n. 1. pregnancy: Dat girl get belly again. Boy, she mussy can't stop getting children! (Nassau). cf. BIG BELLY (Gen.)

2. the belly [cf. Delhi belly idem BDNE II diarrhea. cf. BELLY WORK (Gen.)

Tags: anatomy, calque, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-06 13:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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