endem

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *ende-, from Proto-Indo-European *h1(e)ndh- 'way, to go'. Cognate to Ancient Greek (aor.) ἐνθει̃ν (entheĩn, to come) and Sanskrit अध्वन् (ádhvan-, way)[1]. Possibly related to Illyrian ἄνδινος περίπατος[2]. One might also consider a metaphorical derivation of end 'to weave'.

Verb[edit]

endem (first-person singular past tense (u) enda, participle endur)

  1. to gallivant (about a place), gad about, to wander

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.167
  2. ^ Çabej, E. 1976a. Studime Gjuhësore II, Studime Etimologjike në Fushë të Shqipes, A-O. Prishtinë: Rilindja, p.161