katund

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally ‘hut’, compound of ka ‘out, from’ and tund ‘to shake, dangle’, a calque of Slavic *kolyba ‘hut’, folk-etymologized from *kolybati ‘to shake’.[1]

Noun[edit]

katund m (indefinite plural katunde, definite singular katundi, definite plural katundet)

  1. village
  2. (historical) community of herdsmen
  3. (historical) widely spread-out village
  4. (Arvanitic) henhouse; disarray

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 174.