parë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *paru, from Proto-Indo-European *prh2-u- (first). Compare Sanskrit पूर्व (pū́rva-, former, front), Old Church Slavonic prьvъ (prĭvŭ, first), Tocharian B parwe.

Adjective[edit]

i parë m (feminine e parë, m plural parë, f plural para)

  1. first
  2. main, principal, primary, chief
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *par-, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥H-e/o-s (before, in front). Cognate to Ancient Greek πάρος (páros, earlier, forward), Sanskrit पुरस् (purás, forward, ahead, in front).

Adverb[edit]

parë

  1. beforehand, first, previously

Participle[edit]

parë (masculine adjectival i parë, feminine singular e parë, masculine plural parë, feminine plural para)

  1. participle of shoh