vigan

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A formation from vig, possibly related to Proto-Indo-European *u̯eik 'force, energy (victory, battle, etc.). Compare Latin vinco (I win, beat), Lithuanian veikiù (make work), Old High German wig (battle, struggle), wigant (cripple), Old English wǣgan (to torment, smite).

Noun[edit]

vigan m (indefinite plural viganë, definite singular vigani, definite plural viganët)

  1. very tall person
  2. giant, (war) hero (Mythology)
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