përrua

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A Balkan word. From Proto-Albanian *pVrē/ān-, or Proto-Albanian *per-rāno, possibly a prefixed derivative of rrua. Compare Romanian pârâu (torrent, stream), assimilated to râu (river)[1]. Alternatively, from Old Albanian përruo, from Bulgarian порой (poroj, torrent).[2][3]

Noun[edit]

përrua m (indefinite plural përronj, definite singular përroi)

  1. torrent, rapid stream
  2. bed of a rapid stream or torrent
  3. (figuratively) large quantity of something moving in a rush, torrent, gush
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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.318, http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/natlang/ie/alb.html
  2. ^ Stefan Schumacher, "Lehnbeziehung zwischen Protoalbanisch und balkanischem Latein bzw. Romanisch", in Albanische Geschichte: Stand und Perspektiven der Forschung (Munich: R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 2009), 45-8.
  3. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 323.