blej

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Albanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *ble, cognate to Lithuanian blènst (to see badly; to look) and other Baltic cognates[1] (compare Latvian blendu (have poor eye-sight, to be poor-sighted)). The intermediate semantic development could have been 'to buy off, corrupt, cheat'. Orel considers it a borrowing, from Vulgar Latin ablevāre (to lift up, relieve (from))[2].

Verb[edit]

blej (first-person singular past tense bleva, participle blerë) (Standard, Tosk)
blej (first-person singular past tense bleva, participle blenë) (Gheg)

  1. I purchase; I cheat; I barter

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Çabej, E. 1976a. Studime Gjuhësore I, Studime Etimologjike në Fushë të Shqipes, A-O. Prishtinë: Rilindja, p.71
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “blej”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 29