18 March 2015

round is bipöri

bipöri = round (shape) (adjective) (some things Google found for "bipori": a rare term; user names; seems to mean biopore in Indonesian; similar Biporo is the name of a place in the Solomon Islands)

Word derivation for "round" (circular or cylindrical):
Basque = biribil, Finnish = pyöreä
Miresua = bipöri

I found the word round numerous times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, although all but three were in contexts which I, being an American, would have likely used the word around instead. This is a difference between British English and American English. Alice's author, Lewis Carroll, was a 19th century English writer.
Alice remained looking thoughtfully at the mushroom for a minute, trying to make out which were the two sides of it; and as it was perfectly round...

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