Belly – Leather bag

Belly: The front part of the human trunk below the ribs,

‘Belly’ has evolved from ‘belg’ in old English and joined our language with the Saxons who used the word ‘bælg’ to mean ‘leather bag’, over time the word meaning changed and by the 12th century began to refer to the part of the anatomy, especially in cases of gluttony.

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