Word of the day / Bakbuk: That great sipping sound
The modern Hebrew word for 'bottle' occurs in the Bible, but the word's origin is probably onomatopoeic.
One of Hebrew’s best onomatopoeic words is bakbuk (bak-BUK) - bottle. It’s a word that is supposed to sound like liquid being poured out of a bottle, or perhaps being gulped down one's throat.
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