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What is Water Bucket in Tagalog? Origin, Evolution from Clay to Plastic

What is Water Bucket in Tagalog? Origin, Evolution from Clay to Plastic

Bathroom
The water bucket in Tagalog is called “timba” or “balde,” a container commonly found in bathrooms of Filipino homes, along with the “tabo.” The terms “bucket” and “pail” are often used interchangeably but are not exactly the same. A bucket usually has an open top, while a pail has a lid or top and is mostly used as a shipping container.  The term “bucket” first appeared in the 13th century, and is considered as a medieval invention. It was mostly derived from the Old English word, “buc,” which means “pitcher” or “vessel.” At that time, buckets were usually made of animal organs, while water buckets were made of clay. Clay jars or buckets were heavy and cannot be carried by a single person. During the Colonial America era (early 17th century), leather buckets, which were made from...