bërryl

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *bōrei ulnā, compound of *bōrei (bow) and *ulnā (forearm). More at ber and llërë. For sense development, compare English elbow, compound of ell (ell), originally ‘forearm’, and bow.[1] See also ylber (rainbow), a mirror formation.

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Noun[edit]

bërryl m (indefinite plural bërryla, definite singular bërryli, definite plural bërrylat)

  1. (anatomy) elbow
  2. (figuratively) sharp turn, bend

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “bërryl”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 23-24