primer bulb

17:44 Jan 21, 2002
English to Norwegian translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / small internal combuston engines
English term or phrase: primer bulb
Small engines, such as on lawn mowers. This is the rubber bulb one presses a few times to prime the carburetor prior to pull-starting. In Danish it's called a "snapsepumpebold" (or just "bold").
Robert Creutz (X)
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Per Bergvall
1 +1pumpebelg
vekroll (X)

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It's a bit of a constructed word, but one you should be able to get away with. The meaning certainly shines though. As there isn't a word for primer bulb per se, the proper translation would be "gummipumpe for drivstoffmating før motorstart". Suggerst 'primerball' is better.

Per Bergvall
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Can you verify "primerball"? I can't.
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This would probably sound intelligible to a non-specialist norwegian user, a am however not sure this is the correct technical term for it. "Bensinpumpebelg" would perhaps be better under the assumption that it is the fuel that is being pumped.

vekroll (X)
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The "belg" part may work, but can you verify "pumpebelg"?

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neutral  Roald Toskedal: Not a word the average user would recognize instantly, I'm afraid...However, I don't have a better suggestion, so maybe we should just leave it at that. You might consider using "blåse" instead of "belg".
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agree  Arne Flood: "Pumpebelg" is straight forward and could hardly be misunderstood.
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