shpërthej

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A formation from thyej with shpër prefix, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeh₃i- ‘sharpen’. Alternatively from from Proto-Indo-European *spr̥g̑h 'to spring, jump'. Compare Lithuanian spreñgti ‘to push in’, Old Church Slavonic [script needed] (pręgti) ‘to spin, stretch’, Ancient Greek [script needed] (spérchesthai) ‘to hasten’, Sanskrit [script needed] (spṛhayati) ‘is eager’, Old English springan 'to spring'.

Noun[edit]

shpërthej (first-person singular past tense shpërtheu, participle shpërthyer)

  1. to explode, blow up
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