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beldar (Verb) "to winnow"
Late 15th cent. Metathesis of Old Spanish bedlar, which was formed from 13th cent. Old Spanish bellar via dissimilation. From Latin ventilare "to fan," a verb formed from ventulus "light breeze" (but lit. "little wind"), a diminutive of ventus "wind" (see viento.
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