In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stitch)punto revés masculinepunto al revés masculinepunto del revés masculine
1(in knitting)tejer al revéstejer del revésknit one, purl one — uno al / del derecho, uno al / del revés
1(in knitting)tejer al revéstejer del revés
1(water/stream) murmurar literary
- I look out of the window and through the purling drops I can see gutters running with water; I can see the clouds almost black with rain to come.
- The water gurgled and purled, loudly at first, then softly, as a powerful foot-wide whirlpool took shape.
- He sits on the bank and, wretched, stares into the purling water.
- Miri could not imagine there was such a beautiful place as the island of Philae, an island amongst islands washed by the purling waters of the Nile.
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