10 December 2012

down is belas

belas = down (from a high to a low position) (adverb) (some things Google found for "belas": a very common term; a uncommon last name; Belas Artes Gallery in St. Louis; Golden Tulip Belas Artes Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Belas Clube de Campo near Lisbon, Portugual; Belas Knap neolithic long barrow in Gloucestershire, England; in Malay and Indonesian means suffix -teen used to form numbers 11-19; in Portuguese feminine plural form of belo which means beautiful; name of places in Angola, Portugal, Indonesia, East Timor and Mozambique)

Word derivation for "down":
Basque = behera, Finnish = alas
Miresua = belas

In paragraph three of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the rabbit pops down the rabbit-hole. Also Santa Claus goes down the chimney.

In Finnish, the words for down and under are similar.

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