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At 03:39 5/21/2004, John Cowan wrote:
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>> Fair enough, both are _borste_ in Swedish.
>
>Not surprising, as "broom" is the native word (and also the name of the
>plant) and "brush" is a borrowing.

Except that _borste_ is a Low German loan word.
The native word now used only for a particular
kind of broom is _kvast_.

/BP 8^)
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