baltë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *baltā, hypothetically from a Proto-Indo-European *bʰoləto- (white > marsh), a derivative of *bʰelH- (shining, white). Cognate with Common Slavic *bolto (swamp), Lithuanian báltas (white, shining). Borrowed into Romanian as baltă (mud, swamp) and Modern Greek as βάλτος (váltos, swamp)[1]. Often considered an Illyrian substrate word instead.

Noun[edit]

baltë f

  1. mud
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “baltë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 15