djerr

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *dera or Proto-Albanian *derna, from Proto-Indo-European *der. Compare Ancient Greek δέρω (dérō, to skin), Sanskrit दृणाति (dṛṇāti, to busrt, to tear) and Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍄𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌰𐌽 (gatairan, to tear)[1]

Verb[edit]

djerr (first-person singular past tense dora, participle djerrë)

  1. to destroy

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *dersa, from Proto-Indo-European *ĝhersos, compare Ancient Greek χέρσος (khérsos, dry land)[2]. Alternatively from earlier *ndjerr, Proto-Albanian *ən-tersa, from Proto-Indo-European *ters- 'to dry (up)'. Compare Latin torreo (to dry), Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌿𐍂𐍃𐌿𐍃 (þaursus), Old High German durri arid, dry.

Noun[edit]

djerr m (indefinite plural djerra, definite singular djerri, definite plural djerrat)

  1. fallow land

Adjective[edit]

djerr m (feminine djerre)

  1. barren, arid, fallow
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “djerr” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 69
  2. ^ “djerr” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 69