burrë

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂u-ro-, from *bʰuh₂- (to be, become). Close to Proto-Germanic *būraz (inhabitant, dweller). Possibly through Germanic.[2] Possibly related to Thracian [script needed] (bur).[3]

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Noun[edit]

burrë m (plural burra, definite burri, definite plural burrat)

  1. man (male person)
    Coordinate term: grua (woman)
  2. husband
  3. a brave male
    • 1988, Francesco Solano, Manuale di lingua albanese (overall work in Italian):
      [] por kush është burrë që t'ja varë maces zilen në qafe? — Gjithe minjtë heshtën, []
      [] but who's brave enough to pin the bell to the neck of the cat? — All the mice fell silent, []
  4. mister, lord

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Λεξικόν της Ρωμαϊκοις και Αρβανητηκής Απλής (Lexicon of the simple Romaic and Arbanitic language), page 84, by Markos Botsaris
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 233
  3. ^ [2]

Further reading[edit]

  • burrë”, in FGJSH: Fjalor i gjuhës shqipe [Dictionary of the Albanian language] (in Albanian), 2006