dergj

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *dargei-, from Proto-Indo-European *dherHg(h)-. Cognate to Lithuanian dìrgti (to feel faint, faint), Slavic *dьrgati 'to pluck, to pull', Germanic *targjan 'to tear'. Present dergjem with umlaut of the root vowel, as usual in the Albanian non-active paradigm[1].

Verb[edit]

dergj (first-person singular past tense dergja, participle dergjurë)

  1. to be bedridden, (be lying) ill, pine (away)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien (Amsterdam: Rodopoi, 1997),p.131