thelb

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older dialectal thalb, from Proto-Albanian *tsalba, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- 'to cover' (compare Ancient Greek κέλῦφος (kélûphos) ‘shell, pod’, Old English heolstor ‘darkness’). A derivation from Proto-Indo-European *sel-bho 'self, own' (cf. Old High German selb (self), Old Irish selb (property)) is also possible.

Noun[edit]

thelb m (indefinite plural thelpinj, definite singular thelbi)

  1. kernel (of nut), meat (of walnut)
  2. core, pith, stone (of fruit)
  3. clove (of garlic)
  4. (botany) cotyledon
  5. (figuratively) core, essence, heart

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