bijë

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From archaic and dialectal bilë, from Proto-Albanian *bir(i)lā, derivative of *bira. More at bir. Phonetically and semantically close to Messapic *bilia (daughter) and Messapic *biles (son).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bijë f (indefinite plural bija, definite singular bija, definite plural bijat)

  1. daughter
  2. girl

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “bijë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 26