hundë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally ‘snout’, from Proto-Albanian *skuntā, from *skuna ‘stake, pole’ (modern hu), close to Germanic *skuna, *skunō (compare Norwegian skut (projection, overhang)).[1][2] More at hu.

Noun[edit]

hundë f (indefinite plural hunda, definite singular hunda)

  1. nose
  2. tapered protrusion; ship's prow, promontory
  3. (colloquial) spout
  4. (geography) cape, promontory, point

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 152.
  2. ^ Adam Hyllested, “Albanian hundë ‘nose’ and Faroese, SW Norwegian skon ‘snout’”, in Proceedings of the 23rd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (Bremen: Hempen, 2012), 73-81.