shkep

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From kep. Beside shqep, an Albanian formation with the intensive prefix sh-, from Proto-Albanian *skaipa. Compare Old Norse skífa (to split), Old Frisian skīvia (to divide)[1] and perhaps English shape.

Verb[edit]

shkep (first-person singular past tense shkepa, participle shkepur)

  1. to hew, chisel, sew, stich
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Etymology 2[edit]

A parallel form is shkrep, continuing Proto-Albanian *krepa 'body', cognate to Sanskrit कृप् (ḱṛp, shape, beautiful appareance), Latin corpus (body), Old High German hrēf (belly). Similar sense development in Germanic (cf. Gothic galeiks (galeiks, like) from leik (leik, body)[2]

Verb[edit]

shkep (first-person singular past tense shkepa, participle shkepur)

  1. to resemble

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.419
  2. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.419