çerdhe

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Plurale tantum from Bulgarian черда (čerdá) ‘drove, herd (of cattle)’,[1] with the same semantic change as synonymous herdhe.[2]

Noun[edit]

çerdhe f (indefinite plural çerdhet, definite singular çerdhja)

  1. nest
  2. (figuratively) family home
  3. day nursery, nursery school, daycare
  4. burrow (of small animals)
  5. (military) gun emplacement, gunners’ nest
  6. (linguistics) word family
  7. brood or litter of domestic animals

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Derksen, Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 81.
  2. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 51.