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Basque translation: tximeleta

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English term or phrase:butterfly
Basque translation:tximeleta
Entered by: Fernando Muela
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19:43 Dec 10, 2001
English to Basque translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: butterfly
butterfly flying in the sky
vanessa
tximeleta
Explanation:
Butterfly is "tximeleta" in basque.

23. BASQUE VOICELESS STOPS
... correspondence between sound and meaning . . . and such cases as Basque tximeleta
‘butterfly', whose delicate, fluttery sound appears to mimic the appearance ...
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/2803/Basque-VoicelessS...
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Fernando Muela
Spain
Local time: 15:09
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tximeleta


Explanation:
Butterfly is "tximeleta" in basque.

23. BASQUE VOICELESS STOPS
... correspondence between sound and meaning . . . and such cases as Basque tximeleta
‘butterfly', whose delicate, fluttery sound appears to mimic the appearance ...
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/2803/Basque-VoicelessS...


    Reference: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/2803/Basque-VoicelessS...
Fernando Muela
Spain
Local time: 15:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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