tirk

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Singular form of a more spread plural tirq, cognate to Romanian tureac (top (of a boot)), tureatcă. Either an old loanword from an East Germanic language, Gepid or Gothic þiuhbrōks (þiuhbrōks) (cf. Old High German theobroch (gaiters), English thigh, breeches)[1], via Late Latin tubrucus, or, alternatively a derivative of tjerr[2].

Noun[edit]

tirk m (indefinite plural tirqe, definite singular tirku, definite plural tirqet)

  1. long male trousers
  2. long male socks
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References[edit]

  1. ^ “tirk” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 456-457
  2. ^ Çabej, E. 1976a. Studime Gjuhësore II, Studime Etimologjike në Fushë të Shqipes, A-O. Prishtinë: Rilindja, p.182-183