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Etymology 1[edit]

Methatesized form of earlier *berdh (cf. bardhë), from Proto-Albanian *berdza, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰérHǵos 'birch', cognate with Lithuanian béržas, Czech bříza, Ossetian бӕрз (bærz), English birch. Compare also the related Romanian brad (fir).


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

  1. fir
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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)).


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

  1. to wander
  2. to jump, spring