baltë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *baltā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoləto- 'white', a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *bʰelH- (shining, white). Cognate with Common Slavic *bolto (swamp), Lithuanian báltas (white, shining). Borrowed into Romanian baltă (mud, swamp) and Modern Greek βάλτος (váltos, swamp)[1]. Often considered an Illyrian substratum word.

Noun[edit]

baltë f

  1. mud
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References[edit]

  1. ^ “baltë” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 15