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_.
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