vjel

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *uell-, from Proto-Indo-European *uel-(s-) 'to tear, seize upon'[1]. Cognate to Latin vello (to pluck, tug)[2], Latvian veli, Lithuanian vẽlės (the ghostly figures of the deceased), Gothic wilwan (wilwan, to rob) and Hittite hullāi (fight, struggle).

Verb[edit]

vjel (first-person singular past tense vola, participle vjelë)

  1. to pick (up), gather, pluck
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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch”, J. Pokorny, 1959, Bern : Francke, p.1145
  2. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.423