gogësij

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *gā̆gā̆-(ti-), from Proto-Indo-European *gheh₂-(gheh₂-) 'to yawn, gape'. Cognate to Ancient Greek χάσκω (kháskō, to yawn, gape) and Lithuanian gagù (to cackle). An onomatopoeic root from gogës-, as a verbal basis for further Albanian verbal formations[1].

Verb[edit]

gogësij (first-person singular past tense gogësita, participle gogësirë)

  1. to yawn, to gape
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.179