ënj

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *anj, close to Sanskrit अनीति (ániti, blow out), Gothic 𐌿𐍃𐌰𐌽𐌰𐌽 (us-anan, blow out) and the like[1]. Alternatively from Proto-Albanian *aidn(i)-, from Proto-Indo-European *Hoid- (to swell). Cognate to Armenian aytnowm (aytnowm, to swell), Old Norse økkr (swelling, lump, growth), Latin inguen (groin, the genitals, tumefaction in the pubic region).

Verb[edit]

ënj (first-person singular past tense ënjta, participle ënjtur)

  1. to swell, inflame

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “ënj”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 91