amë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Gheg dialectal form (vs. Tosk amëz), from Proto-Albanian *admā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ed-[1].

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

amë f

  1. taste, flavor; scent, fragrance
  2. unpleasant smell, odour
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Etymology 2[edit]

Gheg; from Proto-Albanian *abnā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ebʰ-n- ‘river’ (compare Old Irish aub, Latin amnis ‘river’).

Noun[edit]

amë f

  1. spring, source of a spring, headwater; stream bed
  2. stub of a ticket, check, invoice, or coupon
  3. (Gheg) river channel, riverbed
  4. (Gheg) silt, dregs
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.76