bredh

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Singularized plural of *bradh, from Proto-Albanian *bardza, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrh₁ǵós (birch) (compare Lithuanian béržas, Czech bříza, Ossetian бӕрз (bærz), English birch, Sanskrit भूर्ज (bhūrjá, Himalayan birch)). Lent Romanian brad (fir). Matzinger reconstructs *braȷ́ʉh sg, *braȷ́ai pl.[1]

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. (botany) fir (Abies)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to wander, roam, stroll
  2. to go fast, run
  3. to skip, jump, leap
  4. to frolic, caper
  5. (transitive) to skip, ricochet, flit
  6. (transitive, colloquial) to stroll around, circumambulate
  7. (transitive, physics) to reflect
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Schumacher, Stefan; Matzinger, Joachim (2013) Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Albanische Forschungen; 33) (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 230