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See also: buke, büke, bùkě, and bǔkè



From Proto-Albanian *bukā, continuing *bʰok 'to burn', further related to Proto-Indo-European *bʰōg 'to roast, to bake'[1]. Possibly a derivative of a disused verb. Close to Phrygian βεκος (begos, bread), Illyrian *bagaron (warm), Armenian բոց (bocʿ, flame), Vulgar Latin focacius (kind of baked dough) from focus (fire), Ancient Greek φώγω (phṓgō, roast, verb) and Old English bacan (to bake). An alternative etymology derives it from Latin bucca (mouth), with a semantic development to 'food' through a Balkan source[2].


bukë f (indefinite plural bukë, definite singular buka, definite plural bukët)

  1. bread



  1. ^ “Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch”, J. Pokorny, 1959, Bern : Francke, p.162
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, pages 39-40