aftë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aft, from Proto-Albanian *aweita, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewh₁- (compare Ancient Greek ἀῦτμη (aûtmē, breath), Welsh awel (breeze)),[1] meaning to have will, to have power or breath to do something. Alternatively from Latin aptus, as per Orel.[2][3][4]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

i aftë m (feminine e afta, masculine plural aftë, feminine plural afta)

  1. able, proficient, skilled

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[1] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 71
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “aftë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 2
  3. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017), “aftë”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 77
  4. ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 211.