tmerr

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Prefixed formation from merrë 'fear', with r-doublet for expressive reasons, from Proto-Indo-European *mor- (feminine evil spirit). Cognate to Germanic* maron 'nightmare'( cf. Old English mare (nightmare, monster)), Slavic *mora (cf.Polish zmora 'nightmare', Czech mura 'nightmare, moth'), or to Greek μέριμνα (mérimna, thought, trouble, uneasiness)[1].

Noun[edit]

tmerr m

  1. horror, terror
  2. awe
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Çabej, E. 1976a. Studime Gjuhësore II, Studime Etimologjike në Fushë të Shqipes, A-O. Prishtinë: Rilindja, p.187-189