drithë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *driϑ-, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵhr(i)sd(h) '(kind of) cereals; barley'. Cognate to Ancient Greek κριθή (krithḗ, barley) and Old High German gersta (barley). Probably an old Wanderwort[1].

Noun[edit]

drithë f pl

  1. cereals
  2. wheat

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.145