vrap

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *awa-rapa, derivative of *repa ‘to strip off, tear off’ (modern rrjep). For sense development, compare Greek ἔδρᾱν (édrān) ‘ran away’, from δέρω (dérō) ‘skin, flay’.[1] More at rrjep. Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *u̯er-p 'to turn, wind'. Compare Ancient Greek ῥάπτω (rháptō), Latin repens (sudden), Czech vráp (wrinkle), Lithuanian verpiù (to spin), Middle English wrappen (to wind)[2].

Noun[edit]

vrap m

  1. running, race

Verb[edit]

vrap (first-person singular past tense vrapa)

  1. to run
  2. to hasten, race
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary, s.v. "vrap" (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 514-5.
  2. ^ “Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch”, J. Pokorny, 1959, Bern : Francke