bëj

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Gheg) bâj
  • (Cham, Arbëresh, Arvanitic) bënj

Etymology[edit]

From archaic and dialectal bënj (to make appear; do, make), from Proto-Albanian *banja, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂-n-yé-ti, from *bʰeh₂- (shine) (compare Greek φαίνομαι (faínomai, to seem, appear).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bëj (first-person singular past tense bëra, participle bërë)

  1. I do, make
  2. I act as if (in use with si (as if, like) - appear meaning in mediopassive voice)
  3. I create, form
  4. I let out (a noise, sound)
  5. I earn / cost / am (worth) (in use and associated with money and price)
    Sa lekë bën?
    How much Lekë (cost) is it?
    Sa lekë i bën?
    How much Lekë do you earn?
    Kurvë, sa lekë bën ti?
    Bitch, how much Lekë do you cost?

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “bëj ~ bâj”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 22

Further reading[edit]

  • [1] active bëj • "Fjalor Shqip" ('Albanian Dictionary')
  • [2] mediopassive bëhem • "Fjalor Shqip" ('Albanian Dictionary')