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Re: Today's word: "brush"

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Friday, May 21, 2004, 18:23
At 03:39 5/21/2004, John Cowan wrote:
>> >> Fair enough, both are _borste_ in Swedish. > >Not surprising, as "broom" is the native word (and also the name of the >plant) and "brush" is a borrowing.
Except that _borste_ is a Low German loan word. The native word now used only for a particular kind of broom is _kvast_. /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson (delete X) Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)