gjilpërë

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Albanian[edit]

gjilpëra

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Etymology[edit]

Either from Proto-Albanian *salpanā, related to gjalm[1], or a compound of *gjil/gjyl, a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *gwelH- 'to prick, stick', + *përë/panë, variants of pe 'thread'.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɟilˈpəɾə/, /ɟʑɪlˈpəɹ/

Noun[edit]

gjilpërë f (indefinite plural gjilpëra, definite singular gjilpëra, definite plural gjilpërat)

  1. needle
    Nuk e di pse frikësohet nga gjilpëra.
    I don't know why he's afraid of needles.
  2. pin

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “gjilpërë” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 134