urë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *warā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wer- ‘to cover’ (compare Messapic urios (pl.) ‘doors’, Oscan veru ‘door’, Old Norse vǫr ‘row of stones’, ver ‘dam’).

Noun[edit]

urë f (indefinite plural ura, definite singular ura)

  1. bridge
  2. (technical) axletree
  3. (agricultural) wooden underpart of an ox-yoke frame
  4. (agricultural) sole, slade of a plow
  5. (architecture) ridgeboard (of roof), ridgepole
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *warā, from Proto-Indo-European *werh₁- ‘boil, cook’ (compare Lithuanian vérdu, Serbo-Croatian váriti).

Noun[edit]

urë f (indefinite plural ura, definite singular ura)

  1. piece of burning wood used for light or fire
  2. firebrand, torch
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