kalwaz


kalwaz
s. kalwa-;

Germanisches Wörterbuch . 2014.

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  • callow — [OE] Old English calu meant ‘bald’. Eventually, the word came to be applied to young birds which as yet had no feathers, and by the late 16th century it had been extended metaphorically to any young inexperienced person or creature. It probably… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • callow — O.E. calu bare, bald, prob. from W.Gmc. *kalwaz (Cf. M.Du. calu, Du. kaal, O.H.G. kalo, Ger. Kahl), perhaps from L. or Celt. From young birds with no feathers, meaning extended to any young inexperienced thing or creature (1570s). Apparently not… …   Etymology dictionary

  • kalwa- — *kalwa , *kalwaz germ., Adjektiv: nhd. kahl; ne. bald; Rekontruktionsbasis: ae., mnl., ahd.; Interferenz: Lehnwort lat. calvus; Etymologie: s. lat …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • callow — [OE] Old English calu meant ‘bald’. Eventually, the word came to be applied to young birds which as yet had no feathers, and by the late 16th century it had been extended metaphorically to any young inexperienced person or creature. It probably… …   Word origins


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