bagëti

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Based on an unattested adjective derived from Proto-Slavic *bogatъ (rich) or going back to the otherwise unregistered Proto-Slavic *bogatьje (richness).[1] According to Topalli, the final -i is a native suffix.[2] Compare related adjective i/e begatë.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bagëti f (indefinite plural bagëti, definite singular bagëtia, definite plural bagëtitë)

  1. cattle, livestock
  2. idiot

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “bagëti”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 14
  2. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017), “bagëti”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 156