gju

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Gheg: gjû, (North Gheg)
  • glu (South Tosk, Arvanitic, Arbëreshë, Ukraine)

Etymology[edit]

From older dialectal glu, from Old Albanian glû (pl. glunj), from Proto-Albanian *gluna, with l/n dissimilation from earlier *g(a)nuna, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu. Compare similar dissimilation in Old Irish glún from the same root.

Noun[edit]

gju m (indefinite plural gjunjë, definite singular gjuri, definite plural gjunjtë)

  1. (anatomy) knee

Declension[edit]