ajkë

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older dialectal alkë, from Proto-Albanian *alkā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁olHk- (compare Lithuanian álkti ‘to be hungry’, Slovene lákati ‘to be hungry, greedy, starving’).[1]

Noun[edit]

ajkë f (indefinite plural ajka, definite singular ajka, definite plural ajkat)

  1. cream
  2. scum (of milk)
  3. (dialectal) clotted cream
  4. wool grease, hair grease

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 3.