shqip

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Albanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either deverbal from shqipoj (to speak clearly), from Latin excipiō (I take out; I except; I understand), or else from shqipe, shkype, dialectal forms of shkabë (eagle), according to a tribal totemic belief linked to the Albanian medieval flag. Replaced the now dialectal (Arbërësh, Arvantika) arbër ~ arbën.

Adjective[edit]

shqip m (feminine shqipe)

  1. Albanian
    gjuha shqipe - the Albanian language

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