Albanian etymological dictionary by Vladimir Orel

By Vladimir Orel

This quantity is a brand new compendium of Albanian etymology tracing millions of recent Albanian phrases again to their origins. It includes exact details at the Indo-European vocabulary preserved in Albanian in addition to on a variety of loanwords coming from historic Greek, Latin, early Romance and Slavic.

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Care 'witch'. Borrowed from Slav *Cara 'witchcraft', cf. South Slavic forms: SCr Cara, Slovene Cdra id. (MEYER Wb. 439; OREL Etimologija 1983 138). 0 SELISCEV Slay. naselenie 185; SvANE 214. carrok m, p1. carroke lad, youth'. The etymology is uncertain. 0 CABEJ St. 1 88-89 (to carac and ther). cek aor. ceka 'to touch'. A variant of cerk. The noun ceke 'intention, aim' is a deverbative. 0 CABEJ Etim. III 16-17 (onomatopoeia). cemte adj. 'cold (of water)'. Derived from cerme 'cold' (cABEJ Etim. III 18-19).

IE *bhlaros (cABEJ Etim. II 260-261). 0 MEYER Wb. 38 (compares with Slav *blech, `pale'); WALDE-HOFMANN 1513-514; HULD 45 (from *bhleudhro-, to 1E *bhleuo`light-colored'); DEMIRAJ AE 104-105. blete f, p1. blete 'bee, swarm, hive'. Goes back to *mblete borrowed from Rom *melettum, cf. me/barium 'beehive, apiary' (JOKL LKUBA 284-296). 0 POTT KZ VI 321 (comparison with Gk OXtrca `bee'); CAMARDA I 44 (the same); MEYER Alb. St. II 79 (from Rom *albiettus, cf. Rum albinci tee'), Wb. 39 (from Rom *apetta *abetta `bee'); SCHMIDT KZ L 235 (follows CAMARDA in deriving blete from *melit); SKOK AArbSt I 225 (from Rom *albeata), Arch.

Berrak8 f, pl. berraka 'muddy pool, pond, swamp'. Derivative of biro. Note a similar change of -r- > -rr- in berryl. 0 MEYER Wb. 33 (to Slav *bara 'pool, rivulet'; JOKE Reallex. Vorgesch. I 84-87 (identifies the root of berrake with the ancient Balkan stem bar- in river-names); MLADENOV IORJaS XVII/4 228-230 (to Skt barburd-); cABEJ St. ), Etim. II 215-217_ bdrryl m, pl. berryla, berryle 'elbow, forearm'. Other variants reflect an original -ii in the auslaut. From PAlb *barei ul(e)na 'turn of the bow' > 'elbow' (for the first element - cABEJ I 65, Etim.

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