derë

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *dōrā, from *dʰwōreh₂, dual of Proto-Indo-European *dʰwor-, o-grade of *dʰwer-[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [deɾ] (Gheg)
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Noun[edit]

derë f (indefinite plural dyer, definite singular dera, definite plural dyert) (Tosk)
derë f (indefinite plural dyrë, definite singular dera, definite plural dyrtë) (Gheg)

  1. door

Etymology 2[edit]

Tosk; from Proto-Albanian *deuna, from Proto-Indo-European *deu- ‘lack, fail’, etymologically identical with Old Saxon tiono (evil), Old English teona (wrong)[2], Ancient Greek δυη (duē) ‘misery’.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

i derë m (feminine e derë, masculine plural derë, [[{{{1}}}#Albanian|{{{1}}}]])

  1. (Tosk) bitter
  2. (Tosk) difficult, toilsome, fatiguing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.138
  2. ^ “derë” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 60