zotëni

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Disputed etymology. Mallory has Proto-Indo-European *wik' (homestead) + *pot- (master)[1]. Demiraj has 'zot' coming from Proto-Indo-European *déyw-o- +*at(t)a (father)[2].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zotëni m

  1. mister, gentleman
  2. lord, sir

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture by J. P. Mallory, Douglas Q. Adams, 1997: pages 193 and 371
  2. ^ Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz by Bardhyl Demiraj, 1997: pages 431-432.