bredh

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Plural of earlier *bardh, with metathesis from Proto-Albanian *brada, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrodʰos ‘ford’ (compare Polish bród, Lithuanian brãdas), deverbative of *bʰredʰe/o ‘to wade’.[1] See below.
Alternatively, with metathesis from Proto-Albanian *berdza, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰérh₁ǵos ‘birch’; cognate with Lithuanian béržas, Czech bříza, Ossetian бӕрз (bærz), English birch. Lent Romanian brad (fir).

Noun[edit]

bredh m (indefinite plural bredha, definite singular bredhi, definite plural bredhat)

  1. fir
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 34.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *bredza, from earlier *breda, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰredʰe/o ‘to wade’ (compare Slovene brédem (I wade), Lithuanian breñda (he wades)).

Verb[edit]

bredh (first-person singular past tense brodha, participle bredhur)

  1. to wander
  2. to jump, spring

Conjugation[edit]