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Offline کوروش

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« on: September 21, 2016, 13:33 »
Встретил  это очень красивое слово, но нет убедительной этимологии: одни пишут, что английский диалектизм, другие - что из хинди. Как вы считаете?

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« Reply #1on: September 21, 2016, 13:57 »
А  кто пишет, что из хинди?
По моему, слово построено по тому же принципу, что и "балаболить", "варвар", и т. п.
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« Reply #2on: September 21, 2016, 14:00 »
The Oxford English Dictionary has this as a native English word, first appearing in print in 1762 (Smollett). The OED and other etymologists do not consider the possibility that the word was introduced from India into the English language. The term 'Hullabol' is still used in Indian English to describe a type of public demonstration, involving making a great noise. 'Hulla' is either derived from 'Hamla' meaning 'attack' or from 'halhala' meaning 'ululation' (both words from Persian and then Urdu). 'Bol' is from the Hindi verb 'bolna', 'to utter or say'.


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