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See also: barre and barré


Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *barā, from *bhor-eh₂ (burden, load), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to carry). Cognate to Ancient Greek φορά (phorá, burden, load)[1]. More at bie and bark.


barrë f

  1. burden, load
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *barnā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to carry). A singularized plural, cognate with Germanic *barną (child). Compare Old Norse barn (child)[2].


barrë f (indefinite plural barrë, definite singular barra, definite plural barrët)

  1. fetus, pregnancy, child
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  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p. 92
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “barrë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 19