amë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Gheg dialectal form (vs. Tosk amëz), from Proto-Albanian *admā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ed-.[1]

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Noun[edit]

amë f

  1. taste, flavor; scent, fragrance
  2. unpleasant smell, odour
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Etymology 2[edit]

Gheg; from Proto-Albanian *abnā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ph₃n-éh₂, from *h₂ep- (body of water). Compare Old Irish aub, Latin amnis (river).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amë f

  1. spring, source of a spring, headwater; stream bed
  2. stub of a ticket, check, invoice, or coupon
  3. (Gheg) river channel, riverbed
  4. (Gheg) silt, dregs
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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 76