dorbëri

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Either from *torbar, based on torbë 'shepherd's bag; knapsack'[1], or from a phonetic transformation *dobëri, from Slavic *dobro 'property'[2]. Compare Old Armenian տուար (tuar), Old English tifer, Old High German zebar (sacrificial animal), Proto-Germanic *tībrą.

Noun[edit]

dorbëri f (indefinite plural dorbëri, definite singular dorbëria, definite plural dorbërit)

  1. herd of cows
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Çabej, E. 1976a. Studime Gjuhësore I, Studime Etimologjike në Fushë të Shqipes, A-O. Prishtinë: Rilindja, p.133
  2. ^ Vladimir Orel (2000), A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Ledien: Brill Academic Publishers, page 70