baltë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

baltë f

  1. mud
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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