këlysh

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From *kul + diminutive -ysh, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)koli (compare Lithuanian skalìkas ‘hound’, Greek σκύλα (skýla) ‘female dog’).

Noun[edit]

këlysh m (indefinite plural këlyshë, definite singular këlyshi, definite plural këlyshët)

  1. animal young, baby animal (of a guadruped mammal)
  2. (pejorative) child of despicable parents
  3. (insult) young sprout, offshoot
  4. small pustule that forms around an abscess
  5. branch of a waterway or canal

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