huall

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *xāljā, from earlier *ksān and suffix -jā, from pre-Albanian *s-keh₂n, metathesis of Proto-Indo-European *kh₂en, oblique of *kóh₂r̥ ‘wax’ (compare Greek κηρός (kirós), Lithuanian korỹs ‘honeycomb’).[1] The change of *n to l is irregular. Possibly related to hollë.

Noun[edit]

huall m (indefinite plural hoje, definite singular hualli, definite plural hojet)

  1. honeycomb
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References[edit]

  1. ^ J.P. Mallory & D.Q. Adams, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, s.v. "wax" (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997), 637.