drizë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A derivative of dredh, with -izë suffix (cf. ndrizë). Alternatively from Proto-Albanian *dri-(dźiā), from Proto-Indo-European *derĝh (to hold, to be firm). Collective with the suffix -zë. Cognate to Sanskrit [script needed] (dṛhyati, to be firm), Slavic *dьržati 'to hold'.

Noun[edit]

drizë f (indefinite plural driza, definite singular driza, definite plural drizat)

  1. thorn (-bush)
  2. (Christ’s) thorn
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