bukë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *bukā, continuing *bʰok 'to burn', further related to Proto-Indo-European *bʰōg 'to roast, to bake'[1]. Possibly a derivative of a disused verb. Close to Phrygian βεκος (begos, bread), Illyrian bagaron (warm), Armenian բոց (bocʿ, flame), Vulgar Latin focacius (kind of baked dough) from focus (fire), Ancient Greek φώγω (phṓgō, roast, verb) and Old English bacan (to bake). An alternative etymology derives it from Latin bucca (mouth), with a semantic development to 'food' through a Balkan source[2].

Noun[edit]

bukë f (indefinite plural bukë, definite singular buka, definite plural bukët)

  1. bread

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch”, J. Pokorny, 1959, Bern : Francke, p.162
  2. ^ Vladimir Orel (2000), A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Ledien: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 39-40